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Our Future Plans

Welcome to Hillstown Village Hall: Plans for a Brighter Future

2024 will be a big year for the village hall. The Centenery year since the land at Hillstown was purchased by the mining community.

Lots of future plans coming soon.

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Welcome to Hillstown Village Hall's new Function Room.

The Garden Room.

Becoming available, in Autumn 2023 for private hire. Meetings, parties, etc.

Suitable for up to 40 people.

Stand-alone private building.

With a grant from Valencia Communities Fund, we have renovated the old St Johns Ambulance Training room, creating a stylish modern function room to hire.

 

Coming Soon to Hillstown

We are working with Scarcliffe Parish Council to get a Parish notice board erected on the  Hillstown Village Hall overflow car park on Mansfield Road.

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Village Hall site Plans

In 2021 the trustees reviewed the whole site. Our plan is to keep it relevant for the future of the trust.

One of the main issues was the limited life of the hall itself.  Although we are constantly updating the hall, repair costs are having a greater impact on maintaining the site.

We are looking at eventually replacing the hall.  Sustainability will be our main consideration as heating the hall over winter months has risen greatly.

We have looked over the years at how the usage of the site has changed.  Our primary use remains the same, for local groups but also for the NHS to continue to run services after the loss of the local hospital.

We were pleased to be chosen for the first Covid-19 testing station for the Bolsover area due to our size, location, and car parking ability.

We plan to incorporate the new build in line with the Community Emergency Plan Toolkit due to its strategic position for the town.

A replacement hall will take a number of years to get the funding required, so we started our planning by building a number of facilities that would enhance its use for the increasing population of Bolsover.

  1. A new hall would be rotated to allow maximum solar panel coverage to contribute to its sustainability. This would be a site on the existing field where previous planning was agreed to allow for a much-needed larger car park.  Moving it further back on the field would also prove to be less intrusive to nearby residents.

  2. Doubling the capacity of the existing car park with larger events using overspill onto the field to keep traffic flowing on Mansfield Road and Nesbit Street.

  3. Use of the Main building would incorporate a stage suitable for shows and with adaptation to allow a cinema.

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