Village Hall Rebuild Project


JULY 2020 – BUILD COMPLETE!           




Our builders – RJK Construction (Midlands) Ltd - have now completed and handed over the keys to our brand-new Village Hall.  It has been an almost total rebuild, giving us a much larger Hall space, plus another small Meeting Room and extra storage. 


The Kitchen is at least twice the size and we now have a separate Bar (see photos). 

The toilets are now very plush and, may I say, a pleasure to use!!


We still can’t quite believe where all the extra space has come from!


This project has been the result of tireless fundraising & grant application effort over the last 18 months, to achieve a bigger, better Hall to better serve the growing Clifton community in the 2020s and beyond.


What a fantastic achievement this is, how wonderful to see it all come to fruition after all our hard work!


The funds were secured from the following major charity-funding bodies, along with local fundraising events by the dedicated CC Village Hall Management Committee.


We also benefitted greatly from the ‘Buy-A-Brick’ campaign and donations from Villagers and “Friends of the Village”. This enabled us to purchase all our kitchen equipment, etc, and take delivery of our new ‘Skittles Alley’ last week. We could not have done it without your generosity! 


So a big THANK YOU to all our supporters during this very difficult and unprecedented time.


With special thanks to our charity partners:             





·        #NationalLottery. We received a HUGE cheque for £99,799, from the National Lottery Community Fund ( & Twitter @TNLComFund)



·        The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas    kindly granted us £65,152                                       




·        Biffa Award generously granted us £75,000, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund (@BiffaAward) &



We also received grants from the following bodies:


·         ‘We Love Lichfield’ (The Community Foundation for

Staffordshire) awarded us £1,000 towards equipment.





·         Sport England awarded us £3,541 towards equipment.





·        People Helping People’ gave us a grant of £1,000




·        And last, but not least our ‘Parish Council’ (under the umbrella of Lichfield District Council) awarded us £1,500



At time of writing, we still have a small amount of kitchen equipment to acquire – but Pat Moore has got her ‘grant application hat’ on again, so fingers crossed!


What a fantastic result all-round & what a great bunch of people we’ve encountered on our rebuild journey! 



Rest assured, when we are back to some kind of “normality” - and we can keep everyone safe & well - we will be welcoming you back to new and exciting events at the village hall. 


MARCH 2020
Wow, what a lot has happened to our historic Village Hall over the last couple of months - we can’t wait to get back in! It is now starting to look like a habitable hall again.  The individual rooms are beginning to take shape, the bar area we have even managed to reuse our old kitchen units & it looks great.  The kitchen is taking shape & looking soooo much bigger - it will be an absolute delight when we do our first ‘Supper Night’.
The final stage is now in sight - who would have thought 6 months ago ……. and all thanks to our Charity partners & your generosity.
Keep a look out for details about our Grand Opening "coming to a Village Hall near you soon!".

A New Year and nearly new Village Hall....  What a lot of changes have taken place since the last update.
As you can see the entrance is taking shape & looking great. Plus, the roof is now on & all the internal floors down.
The internal walls are up & being plastered as we speak.  Wow - what a transformation!
Can you remember what our old Village Hall used to look like?  No -  neither can I!  Where has all the extra room come from....
Keep a look out for details of our Grand Opening so you can see the changes first hand.
We have been lucky in getting a couple of small grants for equipment - but we are still fundraising furiously to buy necessary kitchen equipment - so please consider if you can help to fund any new equipment. 
Remember, you can be a benefactor and have your personal name/company name emblazoned on a piece of equipment, or even have ‘The Meeting Room’ named after you. 

GOOD NEWS!        See here

Friday the 13th was good for the Village Hall Committee - we got awarded a big cheque (literally) for £1,000 from the ‘We Love Lichfield’ (The Community Foundation for Staffordshire) towards the equipment.  What a fantastic result!  Well done to Pat Moore for your perseverance.
However, we are still fundraising furiously as we have much more equipment to buy - so please consider if you can help to fund any new equipment.

Village Hall Flooring and scaffolding up!

We are now approximately 2 months in and things are progressing well.As you can see from the photos below showing progress with flooring & scaffolding now up for the roof.
We could not have achieved this without your help.

So again - a big THANK YOU to all you 'Buy-A-Brickers'!








Village Hall Makeover Begins

And so the Village Hall walls came a tumbling down!



Here is Jane Green from the #NationalLottery presenting the cheque to the CCVH committee - so work to rebuild & renew our Village Hall will be starting soon!
More than £58million of #NationalLottery funding has just been shared between 1,600 projects in England. This money raised by National Lottery players will support community–led projects, including those run for or by young people, empowering them to take the lead on things that are important to them and their communities.

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We’ve done it!                                   


We are pleased to announce that we have now successfully

secured all three grants from the major charity-funding bodies.

Yes!  I know, what fantastic news!  Congratulations to all the

members of the Village Hall Committee for all their hard work

(special thanks to Sue Wadham, Pat Green & Pat Moore).  Thanks to all their efforts, the rumble of bulldozers & builders will be arriving probably, mid-September!  This means that the Coffee Shop (including Yoga & Craft Club) will be temporarily relocating to HAUNTON Church Hall from MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – so grab a friend & come along to celebrate our new home for a few months & try a mouth-watering “Bacon Roll + a drink” for £3.50 – what a bargain! 

Or, why not try one of our speciality teas or coffees with a slice of delicious cake for just £3 (please note new price). 


However, we still need continued support whilst at Haunton, to accumulate funds to buy a self-contained Skittle Alley, new chairs and freezer etc, so you can still help & be a part of this community fundraising event.  Forms available from Village Hall Committee members, or use the link on front page of website to our ‘campaign’ form, or use the form in Mease Valley News on how to donate towards the Village Hall rebuild & get your name emblazoned on a brick for posterity!    Thank you to all our donators past & future for your generosity, we could not have achieved this momentous milestone without you.


PLEASE NOTE – Military Whist Drive is relocating to LULLINGTON Village Hall.


Now the big job of packing up & demolishing begins . . . . .









What a mammoth effort on Saturday (31 August) - well done team! Fantastic job. HUGE thanks to the Wadhams (Sue, Nigel, Roag & Andy), Helen Pugh (who took the very large Christmas tree & Medieval Banquet crockery). Plus, Pat Green, Martin & Julie Smale & not forgetting the marvellous Steve & van - we could not have done this without you!






















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