The Council and project team have reviewed the 418 responses to the recent survey, which showed 266 respondents did not support the council taking out a loan. The survey generated a lot of comment but only 28% of households in the village responded. Obviously this is disappointing and the Development Committee have discussed and confirmed their commitment to move the project forward. The project has come so far and many villagers, village organisations and businesses have put a lot of time and effort in support of the project. We can now focus on other funding options. The project is in [...]
The Community café has made such a promising start that we are going to open on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 18 May, 15 June, 20 July & 17 August – until the end of the summer, from 9 – 1pm. The Saturday sessions are in addition to the usual Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The new Congresbury Community Café – Community Coffee@Bridge House – was officially opened by Debbie Fortune and Ron Hall. The café is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am to 1pm, with a view to opening more often in the future. The cafe is in Bridge House, part of the Debbie Fortune Estate Agency building who have allowed the use of two rooms and courtyard in line with their continued commitment to local charitable causes across all their offices. Ron Hall for Congresbury Village Hall Limited who have set up the café said, “We could not have done this [...]
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 [...]