A new village hall will be built in Ogmore-by-Sea. The project has seen the trustees of the Ogmore Village Hall Association work in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to secure funding towards the ambitious £634,000 build.
The Ogmore-by-Sea Village Hall Association has been the driving force behind the project, which will see the former toilet block on open land adjacent to Slon Lane redeveloped to provide a community hall.
The hall will serve the local community and be available to hire for weddings, christenings, funerals, sports and social events. It will include quiet space that can be used for classes and sit within landscaped green open space. The building, designed to be a focal point will also include a cafe to help with the hall’s sustainability and also create jobs.
In total, the project will cost £634,000, £332,000 of which will come from Section 106 contributions secured by the Vale Council from nearby housing developments and £6,000 from the its Strong Community Grant Fund. The Association have also secured money from the EU via Welsh Government Rural Community Development Fund. The Community Facilities Programme and the Big Lottery have also provided generous grants.
Cllr Stewart Edwards said "I'm pleased the project is going ahead after a long campaign by the residents, village halls are the hub of any community and offer a space where residents can come together for social events and be a focal point"
Alun Cairns MP: “It was great to be at the Official Launch of the Ogmore by Sea Village Hall Development and to catch up with long-standing campaigners for the Hall, like my friend Peggy. This is a project which has been needed for such a long time and after years of campaigning by the local community, I’m delighted that diggers are now in the ground to make this a reality!”