We’re delighted to say that the Hall has won an Award!
We all think it’s a great project but it’s nice to know the experts think so too. East Suffolk Council has awarded Westleton Village Hall the Quality of Place – Community Award, which is made in recognition of community engagement and public benefit.
Commended as a “sensitive refurbishment and careful extension of a valued community heritage asset”, Peter Hill of the Aldeburgh Society said the judges considered it to be a “triumph visually” providing quality of place in the social sense and combining community engagement with public benefit.
The whole purpose was to create a special meeting place for the community and a focal point for village activities, and its success is thanks to the dedication, skill and hard work of so many people.
Here is a link to the YouTube video of the Award Ceremony (on zoom) with John Shepherd responding to the Judges’ decision (Westleton is about 5 minutes in) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wlaJKLoSfk and another to a report on Radio Suffolk with Guy Campbell interviewing John with Kathryn Branch and Tony Ingram (from 10.15am) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_suffolk
We also had coverage in the EADT! https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/east-suffolk-quality-of-place-awards-winners-7319904
Thank you to all the people who contributed in so many ways and we look forward to reopening as soon as the regulations allow.