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New £1m village hall in Cofton Hackett opens to public

October 2019

Regeneration specialist St. Modwen has completed work on a £1m village hall in Cofton Hackett, delivering a state-of-the art facility for hundreds of local people.

The modern, high-quality village hall forms part of St. Modwen’s ongoing regeneration of Longbridge and will be a vital asset for the community, providing a place for local people to come together and hold groups, events and activities.

Located on East Works Drive and Groveley Lane in Cofton Hackett, the 4,000 sq ft hall is central to the housing development created by St. Modwen and is just a few minutes away from Longbridge town centre.

St. Modwen has worked closely with local organisation The Cofton Village Hall Trust on the development of the village hall, which features a kitchen, a main hall, a community room, a meeting room, office space and a sheltered external activity area.

Rob Flavell, Head of Major Projects at St. Modwen, said: “We’re half way through the regeneration of Longbridge and are proud to have worked in partnership with residents and businesses to bring about positive change. Longbridge is a vibrant and very special place with a strong sense of community and we know the village hall will be a cherished resource for those in the area.”

The Trustees at The Cofton Village Hall Trust, said: “We’re very grateful to St. Modwen for giving the community this wonderful space and we’re excited to get up and running so local residents can start enjoying groups, events and activities here in Cofton Hackett.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and offer a brilliant environment for a variety of different uses. We can’t do it without the help of the community and we’re now looking for people who want to help run this excellent facility as part of a new management committee, as well as anyone who’d like to get involved with tasks to keep it running smoothly.”

Cofton Village Hall is now open to the public, however as well as volunteers, at least £45,000 is still needed to fully equip the hall and the trustees are working hard to secure grants, in addition to organising community fundraising activities. Those wanting to make a donation can do so at www.gofundme.com/CoftonVillageHall.

Anybody wishing to assist with opening and closing the building, general maintenance of the site and some management tasks should contact clfryer@btinternet.com. For any booking enquiries please contact info@coftonvillagehall.org.

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