Blockley’s uniquely beautiful Little Village Hall is to be formally reopened by Cotswold District Councillor Sue Jepson after a major upgrade of its kitchen facilities and other more minor improvements.

Located on Bell Bank in the village, the Hall’s £20,000 upgrade programme was supported by grants from the National Lottery Community Fund, Cotswold District Council and The Summerfield Charitable Trust.

The 18th Century former Baptist chapel that was given to Blockley village as a community meeting place in 1925 has just been brought up to date with the help of grants from the National Lottery, Cotswold District Council, and The Summerfield Charitable Trust.

“The Little Village Hall is such a huge asset to Blockley”, said Councillor

Jepson. “The Hall has a real unique presence of its own and the refurbishment will enable this valuable asset to continue to be used for the village for many more years to come. I am delighted that I was able to obtain a grant from Cotswold District Council to help with the finance of the refurbishment.”

Whether a music rehearsal, tea party or business meeting, the hall has everything you might need: seating, tables, a well equipped kitchen, wi-fi and toilet. If required, the hall is well placed to order in light meals.

The reopening ceremony will take place on Saturday 11 January 2020 at 12 noon and the public are being invited to attend and view the new features between 11.30am and 3.30pm, during which time light refreshments will be served.