Clenchwarton villagers hope to build new community hub

Clenchwarton Memorial Hall ANL-160114-154815009

Clenchwarton Memorial Hall ANL-160114-154815009

Officials leading the campaign in Clenchwarton say they need to raise around £7,000 to pay for an architect to develop the proposal.

And a fun day will take place on the village’s playing field on Hall Road on Saturday, August 27, between 10am and 4pm, to boost the cause.

The Clenchwarton Community Centre Project committee is ultimately aiming to build a new complex on the site on the playing field site, to replace the existing Memorial Hall, on Black Horse Road.

Although it is currently how much an eventual building project would cost, officials believe they would be able to attract grant funding towards it.

And they believe the fun day will help them to generate further support among local residents.

Committee member Amy Orlai said: “This is our first year and we want to get on with it.

“The next step is to get an architect to draw up plans. We have to raise the money for that.”

“We want to bring the community together and let people know what we’re about. Next year, we’ll have a stall with architect’s drawings.”

Attractions at the fun day will include an inflatable assault course provided by the Motiv8 gym.

There will also be live music, provided by a host of local acts who are giving their time free of charge, plus a bouncy castle and a range of craft stalls in the Memorial Hall.

The committee is still seeking sponsorship to help with the cost of staging the event.

The day will also feature a car boot sale for which traders can book pitches at a cost of £5 for a car, £7 for a trailer and £10 for a van.

More information about the campaign, and the event, can be found by searching for Clenchwarton Community Centre Project on Facebook.