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Work begins on Barrowden Village Hall replacement project





A decade-long project to create a new village hall is set to reach its successful conclusion early next year.

Work has begun to demolish the dilapidated Barrowden Village Hall and build a replacement which is scheduled to open on the same site early next year.

If all goes to plan, construction is expected to take around 40 weeks at the Kings Lane and Wakerley Road site.

Barrowden Village Hall trustees
Barrowden Village Hall trustees

Alternative parking is being created between the neighbouring village surgery and shop while construction goes ahead.

It was made possible by a £250,000 National Lottery grant, awarded in March, which was added to £300,000 ‘levelling up’ cash from the Government, and other smaller grants.

A special event was held to mark the closure of the previous hall which had served the village since 1927.

Barrowden Village Hall ready to be demolished
Barrowden Village Hall ready to be demolished
Barrowden Village Hall artists' impression
Barrowden Village Hall artists' impression

A host of alternative locations have been found to house its groups until the new hall is built, including St Peter’s Church and Exeter Arms in Barrowden, and South Luffenham Village Hall.

The Barrowden Village Hall Development Group will continue to meet on a weekly basis to put the finishing touches to the project.



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