Good news. Sport England have awarded us £22,500 towards the re-furbishment and the FCC Communities Foundation have awarded us £75,000. This takes the amount secured to £381,000 and we are closing in on our target of £455,000.
We have sent the tender pack to builders with a request that they return their bids by 14 October. We would expect to select a preferred builder by the end of November and to start work early in the new year, assuming that the remaining funds have been secured by then.
We are continuing to raise money in the village. There are still some tickets left for the Christmas Ratpack on the 29thand 30thof November. Blewbury’s Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday October 5th from 2-11pm with beer, gin, wine, food and live entertainment, with all proceeds going to the village hall refurbishment fund – see the advert and Blewbury Village Society column for more details.
Personal donations can still be made via http://blewbury.co.uk/venues/village-hall-refurbishment/comments-donations/or by cheque, payable to the Blewbury Hall Refurbishment Account, to our Treasurer, Meirion James, at 3 Berry Lane.
There’s a lot happening. Thanks for all your support.