As part of the funding towards the cost of building the new village hall / community centre, the Parish Council are working with Congresbury Village Hall limited to look at the option of the council applying for a Public Works Loan (PWL). The Public Works Loan Board lends Government funds to Parish Councils at low interest rates, with the council making the repayments. This would require an increase in each household’s council tax so Congresbury residents are being asked whether they would support the loan and small increase in council tax repayments in order to part fund the village hall. [...]
Wednesday 27th February saw Clevedon Salerooms valuers, Director Toby Pinn MRICS and Mark Huddleston attending the new community coffee shop on Broad Street for a successful valuation afternoon raising money for the village hall. Organisers had created two ways to donate to the fund: the valuation event (with donations made to have items valued) and a gifting event, where local residents donated their items to be sold for charity, free of charge, on behalf of the village hall fund. Of course, there was the obligatory coffee and cake for sale as well... Some of the incredibly generous donations included a [...]
Community Coffee@Bridge House on Broad Street (next to Debbie Fortune Estate Agents) opened its doors for business on 13th February 2019 and has already proved popular with Congresbury residents. The coffee shop is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings 8.45am - 1pm and serves great coffee, teas, drinks, home made cakes and snacks. The cafe is run by volunteers and supporters of the new village hall.
Clevedon Salerooms will be holding a special valuation event at the new community coffee shop on Broad Street on Wednesday 27th February from 2-5pm to identify auction lots and raise funds for Congresbury Village Hall. Members of the public can bring along any unwanted but interesting and saleable, antique or vintage objects to be valued on the spot by a Clevedon Salesrooms valuer. There will be a £3 valuation charge for one item with subsequent item valuations at just £1.00 each and no fees will be charged if the item/s are put up auction. All valuation and sale proceeds will [...]
The fit out is now well under way and the coffee shop should be opening shortly so watch this space for further information and opening times. Community Coffee at Bridge House is a volunteer-led initiative developed and run by Congresbury Village Hall Ltd. We aim to create a much-needed and welcoming meeting place in the heart of Congresbury selling fantastic teas, coffee, cakes and snacks. We will also be able to share information about progress of the village hall and hold special events in the courtyard. We are very grateful to Debbie Fortune Estate Agents for supporting the project and [...]
Congresbury’s one and only Race Night will be under starter’s orders on Saturday 26th January at the Old School rooms. With large screen horse races, between-race entertainment and additional games, a fun night is guaranteed. A bar and refreshments will be available . Doors open at 6.45pm and the first race starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 from Church House Designs, Broad Street or contact Ally on 07814 155703. All profits will support fundraising for Congresbury Village Hall Ltd.
Tickets for our fantastic Christmas Draw are now on sale with loads of great prizes: £50 cash One month full family membership to Cadbury Club Tea for Two at Marco Pierre White at Doubletree by Hilton Magnum of Naked Wines Shiraz Reserve wine Two large baskets of Christmas fare Cheese board from Hodders £30 Meditteraneum voucher £20 Kismet voucher Mendip Outdoor Pursuits voucher Broad Street Hair voucher Noah’s Ark family ticket Christmas cake Chocolates AND MORE! The Draw will take place on 18th December and volunteers will be selling tickets at the precinct on 24th November, 8th and 15th December and [...]
We are progressing the work to get the community café open at Bridge House (at the back of Debbie Fortune Estate agents office). We are hoping it will be open by the end of November on Wednesday and Friday mornings offering a range of coffees and teas and cake but this will depend on the necessary permissions being granted. If you have time to spare and would like to help run the sessions please contact Ron Hall by email or call 01934 830085. The coffee shop area is being donated to the village by Debbie Fortune Estate Agents as part of their commitment to local [...]
The project’s new charitable Community Benefit Society, Congresbury Village Hall Limited, has been awarded a grant through Power to Change, the independent charitable trust endowed with £150 million from the Big Lottery Fund to support and develop community business for charitable purposes. The £10,000 grant will enable us to develop the Community share offer and business plan to raise the funds required to complete the building. Ian Sheppard for the project said, “We’re delighted we have been supported in the business development of this share offer through the Booster Programme which is funded by Power to Change and run by the Community Shares Unit. We have applied for [...]
The Big Quiz is back at the Old School Rooms on 3rd November. For a thoroughly entertaining evening of fiendish quiz questions, food and bar, get a table of friends together for a great night out. Doors open at 7pm and to book a table for teams of 4-6, call 01934 838800 or 07854 863721. Tickets are £8 and include a Ploughman's Supper. We’ll also be launching the 2018 Christmas Draw on the night with fantastic prizes to be won.