Ogmore-by-Sea gets new village hall

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

By GEM Staff Reporter
in Local People

Villagers?in Ogmore-by-Sea are celebrating the news that they will be getting – after many years of trying – a new village hall.

The Vale Council and the Village Hall Association have been working in partnership to transfer council land into the stewardship of the association, enabling them to build the hall.

The trustees had some excellent news this week with the award of £128,000 of Rural Community Development Funding towards the cost of the build.

The council was also pleased to announce that it will be awarding £287,000 of Section 106 funding towards the hall, associated play equipment and landscaping, received from the developers Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Waterstone Homes.

Local businesses such as Rockwool and Euroclad have also offered invaluable support in the form of materials.

Coun Jonathan Bird, cabinet member for regeneration and planning said: “I am thrilled that Ogmore is getting a village hall, where local people will be able to enjoy services on their doorstep. ”

The hall will be located on the site of the disused toilet block opposite the main shops in the village, giving it the probable title of Wales’ best located village hall. The sea view will be spectacular.

It is hoped that work to break ground will begin in October 2017.

Eugene Roberts, chair of the Ogmore Village Hall Association said: “The village have been working for decades to fund a much-needed hall. We are so pleased to achieve that goal and we look forward to the construction and completion of the hall.

“We would like to thank the Vale Council, Jane Hutt AM, First Minister Carwyn Jones AM, Alun Cairns and of course everyone in our community for their support.

“This hall will receive funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.”

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