Grand opening of the newly refurbished and extended hall
The Worshipful the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Councillor Diane Taylor, officially opened the refurbished and extended Village Hall on Tuesday 18 February.
The Mayor was joined by Parish, Borough and County Councillors, along with the Trustees and users of the Village Hall, and the former Chairman of the Trustees, Phil Lewis.
After cutting a ribbon at the new entrance to the Hall, the Mayor unveiled a plaque commemorating the event and enjoyed a tour of the facility. As part of the official opening, the Mayor presented prizes to pupils from Bramley Church of England Primary School who had created art works reflecting the name of the new room in the hall, The Frith Room. Prizes were presented to Monty Ward and Sid Jenkins for their depictions of the Frith woodlands – well done both!
Our Bramley WI team provided refreshments and some of our user groups exhibited their activities. Speaking to guests assembled in the Frith Room, Gareth Jones, Chairman of the Bramley Village Hall Trustees, said: “ We are very proud of the successful completion of this project, on time and within budget. We have created a modern, spacious and sustainable facility for our growing community with the generous support of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Local Infrastructure Fund and of Hampshire County Council.”