Dishforth Village

The existing hall was nearing the end of it's useful life and there was a growing resistance to use it, due it's poor condition. It was built in 1960 and of a timber construction. This project ensures a long term facility for the organisations that currently use the hall on a regular basis and attracts new user groups.

The new hall also encourages more use from residents for other activities, which have expressed an interest, during a consultation exercise. In 2005, the applicants were given the opportunity by the Church of England Commissioners to buy the redundant village church at a nominal cost provided it was for community purpose and it has now replaced the old timber structure with a permanent stone building located right at the heart of the village.

This project also enabled a Grade II listed building to be preserved for the future. A consultation exercise with residents of Dishforth resulted in the majority of residents approving of the scheme. To part fund this project, in early 2007, the existing hall was be put up for sale, at an auction.

Project Details

Area
North & West Yorkshire
Project types
Community
Manager
Penny Horne
Started
Dec 01, 2007
Finished
Aug 15, 2008
Location
54.151408 -1.416620

Grant Information

Scheme
FCC Community Action Fund
Grant allocated
£50,000.00
Project cost
£324,000.00

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