COFTON Hackett’s brand new £1million village hall is now officially open and will be officially launched this weekend.
The new state-of-the-art village hall on East Works Drive and Groveley Lane will be showcased between 12.30pm and 4.30pm on both tomorrow and Sunday, September 28 and 29, with a special opening ceremony at 3pm on Sunday.
The 4,500sq ft building features a kitchen, 1,600sq ft hall, an office, a meeting room, a community room and a sheltered outdoor activity area.
The hall, part of St Modwen’s ongoing regeneration of the former Longbridge site, will be a vital asset for the community, providing space for local people to come together and hold group meetings, events and activities.
The Cofton Village Hall Trust worked closely with St Modwen to ensure the building had everything the community needed.
The Trustees said: “We’re grateful to St Modwen for providing this wonderful space and we’re very excited to be up and running so local residents can start enjoying events and activities here.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and offers a brilliant environment for a variety of different uses.”
The trustees want the community to be involved as much as possible and are looking for people who want to help run the hall as part of a management committee and some to help keep it running smoothly.
As well as volunteers, the trust is still raising money to fully equip the hall.
Trustees are working hard to secure grants as well as organising community fund-raising activities.