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Clayhidon Parish Hall extension plans

£35,000 raised - another £65,000 to go

We want to make Clayhidon Parish Hall a warmer, more comfortable, more useful and more versatile entertainment venue and meeting place.

We reckon it will cost around £100,000  to bring it up to acceptable modern standards. The good news is we have already raised nearly a third of this.

£25,856 has been promised by Viridor Credits to pay for the new roof, and in the past few months through fundraising events and generous individual donations we have added nearly £10,000 to this.

We hope to raise the rest over the next year through a mixture of grants, donations and fundraising activities.

How you can help
Make a donation. Please give what you can. No amount is too small. You can donate in three ways :
• CASH via a donation bucket at hall events
• CHEQUE payable to Clayhidon Village Hall, and sent to David Bearne, Treasurer, at Beech Hayes, Clayhidon,  Cullompton, EX15 3PJ 
• ONLINE – account number 60232173 Sort Code 40-46-05 . DON’T FORGET to fill in our Gift Aid form. It means the hall gets an extra 25p for every £1 you give – at no extra cost to you!

Become a helper. Putting on shows and raising money is hard work and we would appreciate some practical assistance. Speak to one of the committee if you’d like to help.

What we have done so far
Added 13 extra car parking spaces—thanks to Clayhidon Parish Council, who paid for the work,  and Russell and Caroline Bendle who donated land. 
Replaced the old electric cooker with two induction  cookers with ovens, more than doubling the cooking capacity of the kitchen.
Raised more than £35,000 through grants and donations.
Drawn up plans for an extension and received planning permission from Mid Devon District Council .

What’s happening this summer
Western Power will shortly increase the electricity supply and Barley Mead Electrical will install new meters and circuits, allowing the second cooker and a new glass washer to be  connected. We are buying new safety drinking glasses.

The next stages
The main task is to build an extension behind the stage. This will house:
 - New toilets
 - A dry, safe room to house the parish archives
 - A dressing room for visiting performers, which will also serve the community as a small meeting room.
The existing toilets will be converted into a store for tables and chairs.
The stage will be replaced by a modern adaptable block stage.
We also plan further improvements to the kitchen and to the lighting, sound and general ambience of the hall.




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