to Mollington, Backford & District Village Hall, serving the townships of Backford, Lea, Mollington, Chorlton and Caughall in the parish of St Oswalds, Chester. More detailed information about these villages and the various community organisations can be found here.
The hall is set in a picturesque, woodland setting, near to St Oswalds Church, Backford and to the villages of Lea and Mollington, located here close to the A41 running between Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Our Big Lottery Fund new building project
The Village Hall committee and its volunteers are currently engaged in the planning of a new build project – to replace our 69 year old Horsa Hut hall with a modern, multi-use, eco-friendly 5 Villages Meeting Hub. Our hall has served the community over the generations outstandingly since 1950 but there are inevitable signs of ageing and the time to act has arrived.
In late 2016 the decision by the committee was taken to embark on a campaign to raise funds for a new building. Lots of views, thoughts, wishes and needs were unearthed over the course of the project helped particularly by a community questionnaire in 2018. This shaped the direction of travel.
The Big Lottery Fund assessed our Stage One application. They liked the project but not the proposed building plan so for Stage Two we changed it to a completely new stand-alone building. The BLF have now given us a conditional offer of £492,327 project funding, which has been supplemented with another £75,000 from Sport England to help fund the sports facility.
The committee and its volunteers are applying for project grants from other national funders - with some success so far. In addition to our own savings and ‘in-house’ fund-raising we have also embarked on a fund-raising campaign with businesses in the Chester area. We think our new building can offer local businesses an ideal ‘off-site’ venue for corporate events, meeting etc.
Our own fund-raising target of £50,000 is highlighted by this banner at the village hall!
Upcoming Events (for full details see Upcoming Events)
Help us to raise more funds while you shop online. Also, you can donate directly and get tax relief on your donation. Go to easyfundraising page here
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We will provide links to external events run by other local organising bodies which will provide assistance to our residents.