Finstock Village Hall reopens after ten months

The newly rebuilt Finstock Village Hall is due to open on Saturday 9 April with an open day between 10.00am and 4.00pm for anyone to visit and view the facilities on offer. The hall has been built with extensive help by way of £160,000 of grants from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd and West Oxfordshire District Council amongst others; a substantial contribution in excess of £50,000 from fundraising and donations from local residents; and over £90,000 from Finstock Parish Council, including a loan taken via West Oxfordshire District Council. The modern facility has state of the art, integrated lighting, heating, audio-visual equipment and access systems.

There will be numerous displays presenting the array of activities on offer at the open day presenting something for all ages under the new promotional banner of GET ACTIVE : KEEP ACTIVE. Equipment grants from Cottsway Wellcommunity Fund, The Big Lottery and Sport England, existing activities have been enhanced many new ones added. A Baby and Toddler group, Guides for all ages and a junior Table Tennis club provide the focus for the young, while a craft club, tea dances, yoga, short-mat bowls and a new theatre group all provide opportunities for those of more mature years. And there is much more! Many activities have FREE taster sessions to try out something new, or return to an activity after a gap.

For more information on any activity or hall hiring contact Shaun Morley on email

Tue 12 April            6.30 pm          Juniors Table Tennis (ages 8 -16)

Tue 12 April           8.00pm           Senior Table Tennis

Wed 13 April       10.00am          Baby & Toddler Group

Wed 13 April      from 4.45pm   Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

Thur 14 April        9.30am           Yoga, with Sharon Watson

Thur 14 April        8.00pm           Darts night

Fri 15 April     8.45am—12.00am       Drop-in, tea and a chat

Fri 15 April           8.00pm            Morris Dancing

Mon 18 April         7.30pm           Short-Mat Bowls

Tue 19 April        10.30am           Craft Club

Tue 19 April         8.00pm           Dominoes night

Wed 20 April         2.15pm         Evenlode Tea Dance

Thur 21 April       10.30am         Local History Society Research Group

Thur 21 April         2.00pm         Short-Mat Bowls

Thur 21 April         7.30pm         Finstock Performs (theatre, stage, acting)

Wed 27 April        7.30pm           Craft Club