The Whixley Village Hall was originally built in 1934 and was extended to the back in the 1950s/60s. The village hall is now run as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation by Trustees who are responsible not just for running the hall but also promoting its use for the people of the Parish of Whixley and the surrounding areas.
In order to do this, the committee recognises that significant building work and upgrade is required to ensure that the village hall continues to be fit for purpose in the future.
To this end, an exciting and ambitious project, which we are referring to as ‘Building for the Future’, has been established by the committee. It will involve two key elements:
- upgrading of the heating system, to make it more efficient, cost effective and reduce our carbon consumption to zero (decarbonisation),
- a building development, to demolish the current dilapidated store at the rear of the hall and replace it with improved storage facilities and improved community lounge.
We want this project to take account of the views of the people of Whixley, and to ensure that the village hall is developed in a way that improves provision and enables maximum use of these facilities, thereby remaining a valued village amenity.
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We are in the engineering design phase, with a focus on identifying and specifying our preferred options for the decarbonisation works. We have identified works required to insulate the hall and continue to seek competitive quotes for this work. We have identified the need for solar panels and storage batteries (which may require an upgrade to our existing electricity supply) and are seeking competitive quotes.
We are still exploring the options of air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps, although the Project Board considers that the air source solution looks to be cheaper to install, easier to maintain, and less disruptive to install, with more certain savings into the future. We continue to seek quotes for this work. Consultation with all, and fundraising, both continue in parallel with the engineering design.
Grants applications made for the Awards for All lottery funding and The Platinum Jubilee Fund have been successful.
The next stage will be an application to the Landfill Communities Fund administered by Entrust. Return to this page from time to time to see updates.
On this page you will also find any documents relating to the “Building for the Future Project” that are for public view as they become available.