Residents of Stogursey Parish have been giving their views on the future redevelopment of the Victory Hall. Built by villagers after the Second World War, the Hall has been well used and is greatly valued by local people. The management committee, with support from West Somerset Council, have decided it is now time to further improve the hall for the next generation.
Five local people were trained as community researchers and have been door knocking the parish asking people what improvements they want and what activities they would like to see on offer in the future. The management committee were hoping to collect 100 views, but a staggering 315 residents have had their say, residents of all ages including those who have recently arrived in Stogursey as well as those who have lived in the Parish all their life.
Among the most popular requests for the hall included; An indoor sports hall, a gym with equipment, a social club with a bar, a Wi-Fi area, adult education classes, a Youth Café, an outdoor Youth Shelter and a Film Club.
A newly refurbished and extended Victory Hall could include an all-weather sports pitch, new changing rooms, an additional function room and meeting rooms, a new youth café, a larger kitchen and bar, and Wi-Fi and hearing loop capability.
Draft proposals will be published in June.