Help make Potton Hall for All a reality by supporting campaign

A new community engagement campaign is taking place in Potton this autumn; asking residents to confirm their agreement for the final funding proposal for Potton Hall for All.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 4:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 4:58 pm

Running until October 23, the campaign shares more details as to how the funds for the new facility have been identified.

The campaign launched with a stand at the Potton Seasonal Market on Saturday, September 19. Manned by the Potton Hall for All trustees and steering group, Potton residents at the event were asked to confirm their support of the proposed funding approach to enable the final funds for the hall to be secured.

The launch event was also attended by Richard Fuller, the Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire.

Left to right: Richard Fuller, MP stands with Potton Hall for All charity chair Liz Smith and Potton Town Council Councillor Jonathan Price-Williams, photographed at the Potton Seasonal Market on Saturday.

Potton residents can formally respond on the consultation by submitting a completed hard copy Consultation Response Form or by using the Consultation Response Form accessible from www.pottonhallforall.org.ukA large proportion of the build costs for the purpose- built facility has been provided by local developers, under what’s called Section 106 monies – but this will be lost if a fully funded plan is not in place by May 2022.

It is proposed that remaining costs are covered by other funding, most significantly a Public Works Loan.

This will be repaid by Potton Town Council by a minor increase in Council Tax contributions from households within the Potton parish boundary.

The proposed hall, with land, planning permission and significant grants in place, is designed to be a multi-use space for all, with versatility, which will mean it will suit a range of uses for every function, group and task – unlike any other in the town.

FAQs at www.pottonhallforall.org.uk provide detailed outlines on funding routes and impact, and residents can get involved and follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PottonHallForAll