Kitchen Refurbishment

The trustees of Upton Village Hall have been hoping for some time to upgrade the kitchen to meet modern standards.

Following a year of hard work on consultation, design, fundraising, grant applications, and negotiations with suppliers, we are now nearly in a position to award contracts and commence work. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our users who have helped to support our grant applications, as well as WREN, the individual bequests, Vale of the White Horse District Council, the organisers of Uptonogood, Oxfordshire County Council, Upton Parish Council and the Doris Field Trust, all of whom have helped with funding. I would also like to thank the UVHAT sub-committee who have worked so hard on the designs and negotiations.

I’m delighted that we have been able to expand the scope of the original project, and as well as delivering a brand new kitchen double the size of the existing one, we will also be refurbishing the entrance hall and gents’ toilets.

Although we have tried very hard to minimise the overall impact on users, the work will require total closure of the hall for a short period of time for health and safety reasons.

The anticipated programme of work is as follows:

23 March: Hall closes
7-10 April (tbc): Hall reopens, kitchen not available and disabled toilet in use as an interim gents’
27 April: Hall fully open

Read more about the design of the new kitchen.

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