Freeland Hall

Freeland Hall is the new Village Hall in Freeland. It is situated in the centre of the Village opposite the Yeoman Public House on Wroslyn Road.  Its Postcode is OX29 8AL.


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 builder was Hyatt Construction Ltd., Unit 3, Station Lane, Witney, the Architect was Ray Tollady,dip arch (Oxford) 43 Ducklington Lane, Witney, the Quantity Surveyor was Rowland Butt of Brading Butt, 3 Meadow Court, High Street, Witney, and the Health & Safety Consultant was Brian Leech of B & L Associates Ltd., Freeland.

Photographs of the first phase of the Hall construction 2010-11.



Funding for the first phase came from a £100,000 grant from West Oxfordshire District Council, a £50,000 grant from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN) and local fund-raising, including £9,100 raised by Freeland Open Gardens as well as generous private anonymous donations.   The remainder of the £500,000 project came from a loan from the Public Works Loan Board repayable over 25 years from the Precept.



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.  

Video of opening by Graham Lay.






























The second phase was constructed by RMD Builders Ltd., Unit B1, New Yatt Business Centre, New Yatt, Witney.  The Architect was Ray Tollady, dip arch (Oxford) 43 Ducklington Lane, Witney. The Quantity Surveyor was Rowland Butt and the Contract Administrator was Andrew Bird, both of Brading Butt, 3 Meadow Court, High Street, Witney.  The Health & Safety Consultant was Brian Leech of B & L Associates Ltd., Freeland.  

Photographs of the second phase construction.



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:

Email: freelandhall@gmail.com


To speak to the booking secretary, please telephone: 07501 270 526


For Hiring Charges, Booking Form

and Conditions of Hire, visit:


Freeland Hall Website





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

Colin James

Josie Inaldo

Shelagh Kardos

Janet Dalton


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