The people of Stogursey have approved a report that details how the Victory Hall should be redeveloped.
Throughout 2015 the Victory Hall Committee has been working with Stogursey Parish Council and West Somerset Council to work out how best to improve the 60 year old hall. After much consultation with local people, groups and businesses the Committee has agreed on three major steps:
- The old youth centre will be demolished
- The existing Victory Hall will be refurbished and extended to include a new youth centre, an additional function room, a new and larger kitchen and new toilets.
- The existing all weather sports pitch will be covered and be extended with new changing rooms.
Chris Ford, Chair of the Victory Hall Committee, said “The Victory Hall has served us well but times move on and the requirements we have of the building have changed. The sports facilities in particular need to be improved and young people also deserve better. The proposals will help provide a 21st century facility for Stogursey and ensure we are a healthy and vibrant community.”
The next step will be to apply for funding for the works, estimated at £2.5m. The consultants who have worked up the proposals, 2MD Regeneration and Vivid Regeneration, will be retained to work on the fundraising and the process of securing planning permission.