As we know there is an on-going process between the developers and Upper Rissington Parish Council for the hand over of the new Village Hall.
Once the Parish Council have the keys in their possession then it will be handed over to the Village Hall Charity Committee if all aspects of the lease meet their requirements. It has to be said the VHCC are all volunteers and are doing their utmost to get this facility on-line at the earliest opportunity. Their website can be found here: www.urvh.org
The building was completed earlier this year (February) and legal activity for the handover started at this time. The new Parish Council mentioned they wanted to hand it over early July. When do you believe it will be handed over? I’ve just installed some voting software – and it as yet untried, so please vote and let us know what you think.
At the last Parish Council meeting it was revealed that Searches need to be done at this late stage? Also, various issues with the building have been discovered. Many of these were reported by the VHCC and a couple by me, some months ago. These hiccups are slowing the process down. Will the developers invest further and fix the short comings?
In fact, in hindsight I can imagine that if we were to design a hall ourselves we would have allocated the space differently. What is obvious “now”, is that without using the main hall there is very little hireable space. Plus I can “now” see that the entrance hall carpet will soon have to be replaced with a more durable surface.
Regardless of the above, it will be a fantastic asset once the legal process is complete. Vote below when you think this will happen.