Stanway Village Hall celebrates 50 years


50 years in the making, Stanway Village Hall is celebrating it’s forthcoming birthday with cake at an upcoming fundraising Anniversary Celebration.

First opened in 1968, the Village Hall has stood as proud in the parish of Stanway in Colchester for 50 years. The team are marking the occasion with an Anniversary Celebration raising money for Macmillan cancer support.

Clubs and groups have been invited to take up a stand at the Macmillan ‘coffee morning’ fundraising event on Friday 5th October between 2pm and 5pm.

The public are invited to attend on the day, to see for themselves the recent investment works around the hall.

Last year the Stanway Village Hall underwent major refurbishment works costing upwards of £500,000. Work was paid for by developer contributions commonly knows as Section 106 funds.

A spokesperson for the Management Committee said: “Many people use our halls on a regular basis and the committee thank you for your continued understanding whilst the work was being carried out.

“We invite you to have a stand at the Anniversary Celebration to promote your club or group in exchange for a cake donation. Please contact our secretary at teresadbaines@hotmail.com if you wish to take up the offer of having a stand.”

Works included upgrading the safety and sustainability of the hall, including a new heating system, washrooms, upgraded kitchen facilities, bar and new LED lighting throughout.

A new conference suite has been created on the first floor with it’s own access away from the main hall with an outdoor terrace area and is available to hire.

The work was carried our by Ingleton Wood architects with Beardwell Construction carrying out the main refurbishment work.


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New conference suite at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road.
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Conference suite terrace area at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road.