The first phase of the construction (the main hall with kitchen, toilets and store-rooms) was officially opened on 16th Sept 2011 by Rt Hon David Cameron, our local MP and Prime Minister.
The second phase of the project (originally called the Community Recreation Facility - or CRF) was the construction of modern sports changing rooms and a community recreation and meeting room (“The Newell Room”).
It was officially opened on 21 September 2013 by Mr David Mason, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. Mr Mason is a local large estate owner (Eynsham Park Estate in North Leigh) a former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and a long-time supporter of Freeland Football Club.
Funding for the second phase came from a £50,000 grant from West Oxfordshire District Council, a £50,000 grant from Sport England, a £50,000 grant from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN), £7,500 grant from Oxfordshire County Council and £17,000 raised by Village fundraising events. The remainder of this £200,000 project came from generous private anonymous donations and a loan from the Public Works Loan Board repayable over 10 years.
For hiring Freeland Hall:
To speak to the booking secretary, please telephone: 07501 270 526
For Hiring Charges, Booking Form
and Conditions of Hire, visit:
Freeland Hall Management Committee
The Hall site is leased from the Parish Council for 70 years from 1965. Freeland Hall Management Committee with its Trustees and representatives of the Village organisations undertakes the maintenance and sets the hiring policies for the property.
Currently the Trustees (and their roles) are:
Robert Crocker, Chairman & Parish Council Representative
Terry Jones, Vice Chairman & Gardening Club Representative
Dorothy Sharpe, Treasurer
James Bugg, Secretary
Bill Phillips, Parish Council Representative
Salaried Committee members who are not trustees:
Arthur Treherne, Maintenance
Clare Mullett, Booking Secretary
All organisations that use the Hall are welcome to send representatives to the meetings of the Committee.
Photo © Joan Newell 2011
Photo © Peter Newell 2011
Photo © Peter Newell 2013
David Mason opening the Hall second phase Photo © Joan Newell 2013