Garve Public Hall
A sense of place
Garve Public Hall is a community owned asset, a charity (SCO25656), run by a local voluntary Trustee Board, it is a treasured resource and has been a long-standing part of the community for over 110 years. It is a place where people, location and resources combine to create a sense of place - it is at the heart of our community.
During 2019, Garve Public Hall Trustees held an open event to put forward ideas for improvement and capture the community’s views on how the hall could support residents, schools, and businesses in the future. This event, by far, received the biggest turn out from our community when compared to other events.
Those who attended were in favour of moving forward ideas for renovation and redevelopment. This was confirmed by a Community Asset Feasibility Study which looked at the potential for a “Village Hall/Community Centre for the Future”, considering the views of our community. Questions posed were: -
- Option 1 - should we consider redevelopment and expansion of Garve Public Hall?
- Option 2 – should we look at a new build community hall?
The results from community consultation were: -
- 64% in favour of Option 1
- 24% in favour of Option 2
- 12% in favour of neither option
We are pleased to say that working in partnership with The Garve & District Development Company, and using grant funding managed by Lochluichart Community Trust, we are now moving forward plans for redevelopment – our thanks goes to the LCT Board for their support.
Thanks also goes to The Garve & District Development Company for their work on applying to the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund in support of renovation. This now means that £210,000 of external monies will be used to support the project therefore reducing the demand on community benefit monies. This fund must be spent by March 2023, so we are working hard to move the project forward.
To keep up to date with our work, check out the Garve Public Hall news which you will find on the right hand side of this page and take a look at attachments below.