Welcome -

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 68 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 will have received our final submissions by the end of October 2018 after which we expect their decision to confirm their current conditional offer of £492,327 project funding.

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!

BLF Banner

All offers of help both financial or in kind are very welcome. If you would like to contribute or get involved please contact the BLF committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Re-visit this site for project updates!

Mollington Village Hall Slideshow

This is a bridge
This bridge is very long
On the road again
This slideshow uses a JQuery script adapted from Pixedelic
 

External Links:

Mollington Parish Council website: click here

Lea-by-Backfod Parish Council website: click here

Hyperfast Great Mollington website: click here

 

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Transport:

If you need transport to any events at the village hall, join the Chester Community Car Scheme. Full details can be found here.

 Our Address:

Mollington, Backford & District Village Hall
Station Road
Backford
CH1 6NT

 

Upcoming Events (for full details see Upcoming Events)

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Fundraising:

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

Mailing List:

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