New floor for Bussage Village Hall
Press Releases - 07/08/2017
Bussage Village Hall has received a grant of £12,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust enabling them to replace the wooden flooring.
The hall is well used by all age groups from the communities of Bussage and Brownshill, providing a base for playgroup, dance and exercise classes, Brownies, art club, whist, as well as private party hire.
Member of the Village Hall Committee, Sally Spray, said: 'Bussage Village Hall is delighted to have received this grant for new flooring. This work will enhance the building for all the users and enable the longevity of this vital community building.
"This grant has allowed us to purchase and install a high-quality floor, that we would have struggled to fund ourselves, if the floor wasn't replaced soon, the hall might have faced closure. The work is due to be completed by the beginning of August, ready for all hall users from mid August. We're sure the improvements will be appreciated by all our regular users and people looking to book for one off occasions. Our beautiful new floor, enclosed garden, stage and fully fitted kitchen make it a wonderful venue for local groups and events.
"Thanks to The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust we can continue to make Bussage Village Hall a focal point for the community for generations to come."
The hall funds contributed £8,000 towards the project, the rest being supplied by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
Bussage Village Hall was given to the local community in 1926, 'to provide for the education and mental improvement recreation and general benefit of the inhabitants of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Bussage and the Hamlets of Brownshill and Toadsmoor in the County of Gloucester.'
Over the last 12 months, close to £1.5 million has been awarded to community projects in Gloucestershire by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.