Land being sought for new village hall in Burton

Bournemouth Echo: The former hall in Burton The former hall in Burton

BURTON Parish Council is appealing for land to potentially build a new village hall after being homeless for the past few years.

The parish council is calling on landowners to contact them if they have any available land in the village where a new hall could be built.

Parish council chairman, Judy Jamieson, pictured, said: “One of the things our residents have mentioned is that the village of Burton has no village hall.

“Last week the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils advertised there was a community asset and services grant worth around half a million pounds for all organisations who would apply for a local asset.

“We don’t have anywhere in which to build a hall which is such a shame because we think the village needs a facility like this.”

The parish council has been holding their meetings at The Oak Inn until last week when they moved to the United Reformed Church.

The chairman added: “The number of times I’ve heard people ask, ‘where is the village hall?’ “We are looking to see if there is any possibility of any land for a hall, before we apply for a grant.”

In 2010, campaigners protested against the loss of the old village hall, on the corner of Salisbury Road and Preston Lane.

The parish council had been forced to stop using the hall 18 months earlier due to its run-down condition.

It has now undergone major improvements and serves as a day nursery.

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6:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

twynham says...

"Last week the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils advertised there was a community asset and services grant worth around half a million pounds for all organisations who would apply for a local asset."
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Shame CBC didn't use that to save Druit Hall.
"Last week the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils advertised there was a community asset and services grant worth around half a million pounds for all organisations who would apply for a local asset." . Shame CBC didn't use that to save Druit Hall. twynham
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8:29pm Sun 23 Feb 14

benny17 says...

It's a shame that with both the scouts & football club trying to raise funds to build new club house/changing rooms that the parish council hasn't suggested that one building at the recreation ground which covers all options & that could be a real assist to the village yet.
It's a shame that with both the scouts & football club trying to raise funds to build new club house/changing rooms that the parish council hasn't suggested that one building at the recreation ground which covers all options & that could be a real assist to the village yet. benny17
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7:51am Mon 24 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre?

Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble

And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies
Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre? Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies billy bumble
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4:46pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Burton resident says...

billy bumble wrote:
Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre?

Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble

And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies
That would be Meyrick Estate then...... the same people I think who sold the old Village Hall site to the childrens nursery.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre? Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies[/p][/quote]That would be Meyrick Estate then...... the same people I think who sold the old Village Hall site to the childrens nursery. Burton resident
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4:55pm Mon 24 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

Burton resident wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre?

Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble

And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies
That would be Meyrick Estate then...... the same people I think who sold the old Village Hall site to the childrens nursery.
I think that the farm itself is private
[quote][p][bold]Burton resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the owner of Burton Farm would care to donate half an acre? Yes that same framer who has his tractors and trailers driven at high speed along Salisbury Road belching smoke.The same farmer whose said vehicles drop diesel and oil on the surrounding lanes causing the tarmac to crumble And who doubtless draws down large annual subsidies[/p][/quote]That would be Meyrick Estate then...... the same people I think who sold the old Village Hall site to the childrens nursery.[/p][/quote]I think that the farm itself is private billy bumble
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