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Project information

Making the Village Hall accessible to all

To provide disabled access and make the Vilage Hall facilites suitable for 21st century users in a growing village

June 2009 - October 2011

Charity information: Bishop's Cleeve Village Hall

Bishop's Cleeve Village Hall logo
  • Need


    To provide access for all for a village hall built in the 1950s where the main hall is on the first floor accessible by stiars only; to bring the village hall into the 21st centrury to serve the new and growing village; and to preserve and make accessible the 15th century building which is the village hall, the Tithe Barn, which is part of the villages built heritage.


    Build an extension to house a lift and new facilites so that once on the first floor all facilites are avaialbe to you; to upgrade the old building to enhance the heritage and remove the inapropriate 1950s design; and to minimise expenditure on energy using modern efficient heating and lighting.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To bring the village hall inot the 21st century for 21st century users


    » Build an extension, install a lift and reorder the buidling

    What success will look like

    Success will be increased use from a wider diversity of residents

  • Impact


    A better facility for the village and a greater appreciation of the built heritage


    Inability to raise sufficient funding. Taken advice and applied for funding from a wide range of funders.


    By reports illustrating progress at the completion of each phase of the porject

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £460,911

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      Amount Heading Description
      £279,938 Phase 1 Secure water tight building shell with lift installed
      £71,332 Phase 2 Fitting out and completion of Phase 1
      £36,124 Phase 3 Reordering of the original Tithe Barn
      £73,517 Fees Professional fees, charges and preliminaries

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Tewkesbury Borough Council/Bovis Homes Ltd £100,690 Guaranteed
    Tewkesbury Borough Council £80,070 Conditional
    Bishop's Cleeve Parish Council £23,000 Guaranteed
    Gloucestershire Environmental Trust/Cory £15,000 Guaranteed
    Grundon Waste Management Ltd £10,000 Guaranteed
    Capital plc £2,000 Guaranteed
    The Bernard Sunley Foundation £2,000 Guaranteed
    The Garfield Weston Charitable Trust £75,000 Guaranteed
    Bishop's Cleeve Chamber of Commerce local businesses £250 Guaranteed
    Trustees fundraising £5,200 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Bishop's Cleeve, and large rural village to the north of Cheltenham Gloucestershire


    The residents of Bishop's Cleeve and north Gloucestershire

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As trustees of the grade II listed building (owned by the village) and the as trustees of the village hall trust (charity 301465)

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    John A C Beattie

    Chair of trustees and trustee responsible for the extension project, supported by all the trustees