Barham Opens New Village Hall

Published on October 6th, 2015

The refurbished and extended Village Hall at Barham, now including a Shop and Post Office, opened officially on Saturday 3 October.

Good weather helped to encourage a big turnout for the opening event, which was performed by life-long resident of Barham Eileen Wake. Many local clubs hold meetings at the hall and some of them had arranged demonstrations of their activities.

The hall is now effectively double the size of the previous building, thanks to innovative design by Folkestone-based architect and surveyors Godden Allen Lawn. This enabled provision of space for the shop and post office, which is  open 8am – 6pm Mondays to Fridays as well as on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The project cost over £800,000, which was raised from a variety of sources, including a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund, with further contributions from Kent County Council and the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, as well as significant fundraising efforts made by the local community. The image shows Trevor Minter of RDHCT with Simon Cavalier, Chairman of Barham Village Hall.

For more information, see here http://www.barhamvillagehall.co.uk/development-project/