Bradpole Village Hall (The Forster Memorial Institute) has been at the centre of Village activities since it was built, with the help of public subscription, and opened in 1890.
It is held in trust for the benefit of residents of the area
A meeting was called earlier this month to discuss the future of the Hall but this unfortunately co-incided with “Storm Dennis” and insufficient people were able to attend to enable any decisions to be made.
The Charity Commission has advised that if sufficient managing trustees cannot be found then Hall closure must be considered.
Whilst Bradpole Parish Council does not own the Hall it does recognise its significance to the village and is actively engaged with stakeholders to see if a way forward exists.
This is not so much a matter of money at this stage but of volunteers who are prepared to support the Hall.
It is likely that a crisis meeting will be held in the near future for All residents so if YOU or your family, friends and/or neighbours have an interest in the continuance of YOUR Village Hall please watch this space or look out for notices on social media and local notice boards.
There will be no Bradpole Village Fete this year but Bradpole Council, with the help the village fete committee, will be holding a community picnic at Bradpole’s Gore Cross Recreation Area on Sunday 31st May 2020 between 13.00hrs- 17.00hrs.
As in 2017 this will be a FREE event for the residents of settlements within Bradpole Civil Parish.
We shall be inviting Bradpole community groups to join us and plan to have some live music from local musicians including an Open Mic session.
More information will be available as we move closer to the 31st May but for the time being please put the date in your diaries.