Avonwick and North Huish have been without a community hall for over 25 years. Part of the conditions for building the Higher Moor development was the provision of land for community use, with the intention that this site could be used for the community to build a village hall.
Village Halls play an integral part in the life of many rural communities. Many provide a wide range of activities and facilities and can be used for a variety of activities that cater for all age groups. They offer an ideal, affordable venue:
The ANHCHP believes that a hall in Avonwick would be a very useful addition to the village, and help build a greater sense of community in the parish.
It will not be easy to build a new village hall, but that does not make it impossible! There are several key stages:
The Avonwick and North Huish Community Hall Project is carrying out the initial phases of the project.
There is much to be done: it involves planning permission, paperwork, research, surveys, funding options, services, design and many other considerations.
We are being supported by Devon Communities Together (formerly known as the Community Council of Devon), who have been supporting Devon's village halls and community buildings since 1961.
We are also working with the Parish Council, who hold the land available for a hall in trust.
Below are a few links to organisations that can help support and direct this project forward.