MOLLINGTON, BACKFORD & DISTRICT VILLAGE HALL

heading for a new hall

Master Picture

Welcome

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 12th April 2021 only our main hall is available for hiring. Our main hall is 17m x 13.5m with a raised stage 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.

New 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.


PROJECT UPDATE

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. 

Blockwork Underway

Blockwork Underway

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.

Equipment

Preparation of site

Excavations

Digging out first trenches 

Footings trench

Footing trench - detail 

New Steelwork Framework

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.

2021 02 08 Crane operation 2021 02 10 View from South West   2021 02 15 Tom Mann   2 South  
8th February 2021  10th February 2021 15th February 2021  
2021 02 21 10JPEG 2021 03 06 06Jpeg  2021 04 02 10   
21st February 2021 6th March 2021  2nd April 2021   

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