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Building for the Horndean Community

Horndean housing development

Event notes:

  • Free parking 
  • Accessible venue


Event details:

  • Location: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road PO8 9LJ
  • Fee: Free admission
  • Date: 23rd January 2016
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Organiser: Cllr David Evans, Horndean (Kings)
  • Club/Association: East Hampshire District Council

A building for the community

Local people have the chance to ensure one of the biggest community buildings in the area is also one of the best, at a public meeting this month.

One of the many benefits to be brought to the area as part of a 700-home housing development in Horndean will be a 1,300 square metre community building – one of the largest in the district.

The residents who will be using the building now have the chance to shape it and make sure it is perfect for their needs.

East Hampshire District Council is holding a meeting, at Merchistoun Hall, on Saturday January 23, to give people the opportunity to say how they would use the building and what it needs to be fit for purpose.

Cllr Elaine Tickell, an EHDC councillor for Horndean, Hazleton and Blendworth, said: “A large new community building is just one of the benefits we shall see from the Land East of Horndean development.

“It will be one of the biggest such facilities in the area but if it is to be the best then we need to hear from local people about how they plan to use it.

“Does it need a sprung floor for dance groups; does it need a large hall for shows, or smaller rooms for committee meetings? What kind of facilities does your volunteer group or community organisation need to thrive? Come along and let us know.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get a first class facility that really works for the people of the village.”

The community building is one part of the new development on Land East of Horndean (LEOH). Residents can also expect to see 50 acres of public open space, four children’s play areas, a multi-use games area, 60 allotments, a football pitch, a cricket pitch, a pavilion, as well as a primary school, shop, employment land, a care village and improvements to local roads.

Cllr Lynn Evans, Chairman of Horndean Parish Council and its LEOH working party, said: “At long last, the LEOH development will bring to Horndean a Community Building equal to anything in the district plus a host of facilities for all ages to enjoy. At around eight times the size of Jubilee Hall the building is the most exciting and challenging project to come to Horndean - ever - and I am delighted to be involved in the project. What will the hall be like? Help to shape it. Come along to Merchistoun Hall on the 23 January, add your views and see what else will be coming.”

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