MOLLINGTON, BACKFORD & DISTRICT VILLAGE HALL
heading for a new hall
Our village hall has been at the centre of community gatherings since it was formally opened by Viscount Leverhulme in 1950. Built on donated land and located centrally within our five villages of Mollington, Lea-by-Backford, Backford, Chorlton and Caughall. For further information about our five villages’ community and what’s on offer, please click on this link https://www.thefivevillages.org.uk
Hire the Hall
Due to current guidelines from January 2021 our hall is not available for hiring. If and when guidelines change only our main hall, 17m x 13.5m with a raised stage, will be available or hire. Other spaces are occupied by the contractors building the new hall.
OUR BUILDING PROJECT – TO REPLACE OUR 1950 HALL
Just over four years after the seed of a re-build project was planted, contractors started on site on 4th January 2021 to prepare the ground and begin the physical work of building a new village hall.
This image shows the view of the new Five Villages Hall as it will be seen from Station Road in Backford
National and local funders, our three parish councils, our user groups and our villagers have all made generous, financial contributions to the project funds to ensure that what will be a brand-new community asset will be available for the next generations and beyond – from Summer 2021.
We post regular project updates on Facebook pages of both the Village Hall and the Mollington, Backford, Lea-by-Backford, Caughall and Chorlton Community. You can read them on this site too.
As at 30th January
Work continues on schedule at the village hall Station Road site despite some challenging weather.
With footings poured and set, foundation block work started w/c 25th January. Steelwork is scheduled to start 8th February so keep an eye out if passing the site!
Building project funds were significantly boosted by many generous, private donors over the past few years and the committee would like especially to thank those who have donated.
To read previous project updates, please click HERE
PROJECT PICTURE GALLERY
Keep up-to-date with building progress on site with these pics from Station Road.
Preparation of site
Digging out first trenches
Footing trench - detail
new steelwork reveals the shape of the main hall – high enough for badminton
THE DRONE GALLERY
Follow building progress via these fantastic drone pictures, courtesy of Thomas John Mann. They will be updated weekly.
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OUR NAME A BRICK CAMPAIGN
Here’s your opportunity to be part of the building project – by being a brick. If you would like to name a brick merely click on this link to purchase.
If you would like to enhance your donation and you have an income tax liability, do please register your donation for Gift Aid using our web-form using this link.