New village hall to be built in Ogmore by sea as trustees receive £128,000 in funding
15 August 2017
A new village hall will be built in Ogmore by Sea after years of campaigning and hard work by local people.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the Village Hall Association have been working in partnership to transfer council land into the stewardship of the Association, allowing them to build the hall.
New Village Hall Location
Trustees were awarded £128,000 from Rural Community Development Funding towards the cost of the build.
The council will also award £287,000 of Section 106 funding towards the hall, which will go towards associated play equipment and landscaping, received from the developers Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Waterstone Homes.
Local Businesses such as Rockwool and Euroclad, have also offered their support by supplying materials.
Cllr Jonathan Bird, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning said:
“I am thrilled that Ogmore is getting a Village Hall, where local people will be able to enjoy services on their doorstep. The Council has been working in partnership with the association in order to secure a funding packaged and land agreements.”
It is hoped that work will begin in October this year. The hall will be located on the site of the disused toilet block opposite the main shops in the village.
Eugene Roberts, Chair of the Ogmore Village Hall Association said:
“The village have been working for decades to fund a much needed hall, we are so pleased to achieve that goal and we look forward to the construction and completion of the hall. We would like to thank the Vale council, Jane Hutt AM, Carwyn Jones AM First Minister, Alun Cairns and off course everyone in our community for their support.”
The hall will benefit from funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.