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The Official Result of the Yes/No Referendum on the New Village Hall Plans for the sit adjacent to the A32 are shown below.

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The Trust have, as promised, now published their 31 page business plan
which is available to
download in pdf format

(opens in a fresh page)

Latest Trust Newsletter No 5 April 2022

November Newsletter 04 Newsletter 03 - Newsletter 02 - Newsletter 01

(links above will open a pdf (printable) document in a new page)

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Trust was held on Wed 4th May 2020

Farringdon Village Hall Charitable - Trust Meeting Held Wednesday July 3rd 2019 Key Messages

Farringdon Village Hall Charitable Trust - Meeting Held Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Key Messages

Reports and/or key messages from Farringdon Village Hall Charitable Trust meetings can also be found on the archive page

Planning Application.

The New Farringdon Village Hall moves on another step with submission of an application to the Southdowns Park giving more details of the building and general layout of the site North of the Golden Pheasant on the A32 Gosport Road.

The application documents can be viewed by entering the appliication ref: SDNP/21/05756/PRE into the search box on the SDNP Planning Portal (opens in a new page)

The Background Story

Following the sale of Massey's Folly in 2015, Farringdon was without a village hall and although some events have been transferred to the Church, space is limited and the Church lacks the facilities that were available in the Folly.

However the Village Hall Trust are committed to constructing a new, purpose-built, village hall using funds accumulated from the sale of the Folly and various grants and such contributions as can be extracted from the residents of Farringdon.

Initial negotiations to buy a plot of land fell through and a tree survey of the Churchyard established there was insufficient tree free space to site a new Hall in the Churchyard.

Undaunted, the Farringdon Village Hall Trust submitted an outline planning application for a "Community Building" on a site in the centre of the village adjacent to Shirnall Hill.

Site aerialAlthough the planning application was successful, negotiations to purchase the land fell through and the trust then put forward a revised plan on land owned by, and adjacent to, All Saints Church.

It soon became apparent that the South Downs National Park would block any application for a building to be constructed on this site and yet another plan fell by the wayside

Attention is now directed to a vacant site on the Western side of the A32 Gosport Road just next to the Golden Pheasant pub (see right).

The FVHCT is currently in negotiation with the various parties involved, in the hope that an agreement and the necessary approvals can be obtained to permit a New Village Hall to be erected on this site in the not too far distant future.

The completion of the project project can only be achieved if everything proceeding to plan and there have been a lot of 'ifs' in the various schemes so far..

When the situation allows, the Village Hall Trust are planning to hold a public consultation meeting later this year.


Village Hall Trust Newsletters - July 2021
(links below will open a pdf (printable) document in a new page)
Newsletter 01 - Newsletter 02

CHARITY TRUSTEE: Farringdon Parish Council

Farringdon Village Hall Charitable Trust - Annual General Meeting - Held Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - Key Messages

The Annual General Meeting of the Farringdon Village Hall Management Committee, held Wednesday 4th January 2017 Key Messages

Please note that following the 2017 AGM the former Farringdon Village Hall Management Committee is now the Farringdon Village Hall Charitable Trust

Village Hall Management Committee AGM held 10th Feb 2016 Draft Minutes
At the Meeting held on March 2nd 2016, The Parish Council voted unanimously
to dissolve the current Village Hall Management Committee

Farringdon Village Hall Committee meeting held Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 - Draft Minutes

Farringdon Village Hall Management Committee
Annual General Meeting
Held in the Village Hall on Wednesday April 25th 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

At the Annual General Meeting the New Administrative Provisions were unanimously adopted in place of the previous Administrative Provisions.

Therefore the Farringdon Parish Council, having consented so to act, has been unanimously appointed as the sole trustee of the Charity; and all other trustees of the Charity have ceased to be trustees of the Charity.

Copies of the various Deeds of Trust are available in PDF format:

Trust Deed
23rd March 1960
Supplementary Deed
7th April 2006
November 2006
Supplementary Deed 2012

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