The All Saints’ Community Hall Melbourn was opened in June 2008. It replaced a prefabricated hall built circa 1960 that had reached the end of its economic life. Although plans for a replacement hall had been discussed over many years, it was not until 2004 that drawings were finalised and submitted for planning permission. It took another two years of fund raising before a viable project was sanctioned and tenders sought for its construction.
The project was split into two parts one for the demolition of the old hall and the other for the construction of the new one. The construction was further split into two phases to match the money available whilst fund raising activity continued to enable the second phase to follow.
The old hall was demolished and the site cleared in September 2006. Later the same month construction commenced.
…and continued with only a slight pause between the two construction phases until its completion.
The small band of dedicated committee members and many other helpers, lead by Rev. Andrew O’Brien, kept the project on track despite the sometimes near impossible mountains to be conquered.
The success of the project was entirely due to the support of the local community with donations from private individuals and businesses both large and small.
The facilities are a credit to Melbourn and are available for use by everyone in the village and its surrounding area. Please support the running of the Community Hall by using it.