The members of the Wickham Market Village Hall New Build Group and Plaice Design carried out a very well attended public consultation with the residents of Wickham Market and surrounding areas to gauge their opinions on the design of their new Village Hall.

The meeting on Saturday 27th January asked residents to give views on two schemes produced by Plaice Design, which varied on whether the Wickham Market archive centre is located on the ground or first floor, the size of the hall’s footprint and available space for car parking.

Margaret Holland Group Chairman said 120 people gave their views. “Generally, they’ve been really impressed by the work that has been done so far. We want to provide a ‘hall for all’ to bring in as many different users as possible. We are trying to improve the facilities to get the bookings back again. And we also want to encourage the artistic side of the village by having display areas with the appropriate lighting.”

Plaice will now assist with the collation of the comments and finalise designs ready to submit for Planning in due course for the proposed £1.6m project.

AuthorGlen Read