The current hut is dated and increasingly difficult to maintain — but plans agreed by Woking Council’s Conservative-run executive committee on Thursday (March) could see a brand new facility built at the back of Horsell Village Hall and the current hut site used as badly-needed parking to boost business for the village’s shops.
Beryl has campaigned consistently on the issue since her election as councillor for Horsell West in 2007 and is also pleased that the village hall will get an extension, allowing it greater flexibility and freedom to offer different activities to the community.
The plans, which will cost around £1.5million, will be funded from the sale of assets in the borough that are surplus to its current service requirements. There will be a full public consultation on the plans later in the year and building work, subject to positive feedback from residents, could start in spring 2012.
Beryl said: “These new plans are a great boost for our village and having campaigned for and worked on them for so long, I’m delighted to see them come forward. I believe that they will provide a great example of what the Big Society is all about — local communities using the facilities that are available to take responsibility for improving themselves.
“I really hope that Horsell residents will take the time to look at what is being proposed, make their views known during the consultation and will enjoy and support the facilities in the future. As a village, we should be very happy at what Woking Borough Council is proposing to do for us.”