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.
Following the success of last year's Barn Dance, this year's barn storming dance will take place at the Old School Rooms on Friday 12th October at 7pm. A hot dog supper is included in the ticket price and tickets are available from Church House Designs on Broad Street or call 838800.
We are pleased to confirm that a substantial investment has been promised to help the project achieve its £400,000 optimum target. This investment is subject to some conditions, one of which is for the community to raise £250,000 in pledges. Other conditions relate to ensuring the existing clubs use of the playing fields is not adversely impacted by the use of the new building, and having this included in an agreement between ourselves and the trustees managing the playing fields. The Development committee have confirmed their agreement to that. Pledges received total £ 115,175 so we have some way to [...]
Part of the feedback we received from the pledge request meeting regarded sorting out the pedestrian crossing at the Precinct as some see that as a higher priority. There is currently an opportunity to lobby the Parish Council by commenting on its transport section of the Neighbourhood Plan. The plan includes the following measure - 'Apply a 20 mph speed limit on the B3133 from the Ship and Castle to the Precinct and all residential roads off both the A370, and the B3133 to improve the environment of Congresbury'. That is a start but upgrading the crossing to traffic light controlled [...]
We have passed £100,000 with the pledge total now £103,175. Still a way to go but an impressive amount! We are holding a meeting in the Jubilee Hall, Old School Rooms on Friday 3 August, to review how the pledge request has gone. We need your ideas on how we can get more people to pledge. To date 113 pledges have been made. Please come along, if you cannot make the meeting please email your ideas and / or reasons why people are not pledging to firstname.lastname@example.org Together we REALLY can make this happen.