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Farringdon Village Hall Home

The charity now has 140 members; 40 of whom attended the first general meeting on 6th March. On the agenda was the election of our the remaining Trustees. The full list of Trustees is:

Andy Clegg  (Chair)                               John Hustler (Treasurer)

John Cavendish                                     Penny Cushing

Sonia Ranger                                         Sally Ravenhill

John Constable (Secretary)


The Trustees can be contacted collectively on [email protected]


The other purpose of the 6th March was to brief members and answer their questions on the background to the village hall project: how we had got to where we are now and what next.  


The Option on Marelands Field

The most important issue was the option that been bought for £10,000 when the Parish Council was the Sole Trustee of the original village hall charity, and which was due  to expire on 21st April this year. This was an opportunity for the Trustees to gauge the views of the members who were present. A non-binding show of hands by members attending was unanimous that the option should be exercised, and the site purchased.


Exercising the option

The trustees discussed the matter and decided to proceed to buy the land.  At the time of writing, the option has been exercised, the necessary legal and insurance arrangements have been put in place, the further deposit paid and the purchase will be finalised on 13th May. Marelands Field will then become an asset of the charity.


Getting on with the business of Farringdon Village Hall

Again, at the time of writing, there is still no SDNP/EHDC decision on the  planning application, after a further second consultation period ended on 2nd Nov. Comments can still be submitted for posting on the site.  We are now in the hands of the planning authority, but once the land is purchased, we can start to consider what could  be realistic options for the site.


Becoming a Member

Any resident of Farringdon may become a member of the Village Hall charity. If you would like to be involved  then please do contact us at the Trustees email above, contact us from the website link or download  the application form on the Membership Tab.



Farringdon Village Hall Home

Contact the Secretary: [email protected]