Shilbottle Community Hall is the Phoenix which arose from the ashes of the old Miners Welfare Hall which was destroyed by fire in 2008.
The new hall was designed by the architects Purves Ash LLP and the main construction contractor was Stephen Easten Building.
The building design incorporates the latest "green" technology which includes ground source heat pumps, a rain water harvesting system and a wind turbine electricity generator.
The construction of the new building was part funded from grants by the following:-
We are grateful to these organisations for supporting this project and also to the community of Shilbottle who have worked hard to raise funds locally and help the project in many other ways.
We now have a new hall that the whole community can be proud of and we hope everyone enjoys. There are lots of activities planned and clubs already established so please visit our other pages for more information.
2010 - 2012
Since the hall was opened in September 2012, along with the user groups working hard to raise money for the ongoing costs of running the hall, we have continued to apply for and receive grants towards the upkeep of the hall and the costs of operating various activities such as our two youth groups.
During this period of time we are grateful to the following organisations who have made a grant to us:-
We are in the process of applying for further grants for a CCTV security system and ICT facilities, including Internet access, so we can continue to develop the activities and faclities the hall can offer to the wider community.