(September 2017) Local MP re-opens Sibford Village Hall

Sibford Village Hall was reopened by local MP Victoria Prentis on Friday 30th June following a major £30,000 upgrade project.

Over the last 2 years, the Sibford Village Hall in North Oxfordshire has been transformed into a modern, low-carbon, community space through the installation of energy efficient windows and doors; new wall and roof insulation; and state-ofthe-art, low energy LED lighting. The Hall acoustics have also been significantly improved, and will be further enhanced later this year with a new audio-visual system to support our hearing impaired users.

Joan Broady, Chair of the Sibford Village Hall Trust said, “Our community and private users are already benefiting from the improved comfort and appearance of our Hall, and visitors have been highly impressed by our facilities which now rival those of commercial venues. We are delighted that Victoria Prentis MP will be joining us to celebrate, and to help us thank the organisations and individuals who have made this transformation possible”.

David Allen, Development Funding Manager for the Hall said, “Much of the funding for our £30,000 project has come from charitable grants and we are hugely grateful to the Big Lottery Fund, the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, Grundon Ltd, the Midcounties Co-operative, the Doris Field Charitable Trust, the Town Estates Charity and our village Parish Councils for all their invaluable support”.

Keith Hicks, Project Manager for the Hall development added, “Special thanks also go to our Sibford villagers, for attending and spending at our fundraising events, and for rolling their sleeves up to wield paint brushes and rollers when the time came for that all important decorating and finishing work. We are very proud of what our Community has achieved together, and we look forward to welcoming Victoria Prentis and special guests to share in our celebrations on Friday 30th June”.