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Sandford Community Ethos Group
Sandford Community Ethos Group (SCEG) works alongside the Community Council for the benefit of the residents of Sandford.
SCEG was set up to engender community spirit within the village, organise a range of social events and to champion projects that village residents feel are of genuine importance and which fall outwith the remit of the Community Council. As an entity in its own right, SCEG has the ability to apply for grant funding for items which are of benefit to the village and it’s residents.
SCEG organises many of the social events that occur on an annual basis including the Village Sports Day,Halloween party and the Nativity Concert.
SCEG Committee members:
Debbie Taylor (Secretary)
Kathryn Cain (Treasurer)
SCEG are alway happy to welcome new members to the group.
We would like to hear from you – if you have an idea for a village event or activity or a point of view that you would like to express please get in touch by emailing Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanne at email@example.com
Sandford Hall Committee
The Sandford Village Hall, originally built in 1928 as a Bowling Hall by a committee set up for the purpose is now a well used Community Facility.
A brief History of the Hall published in 2005, illustrates the progress of the fund raising by the community, starting with a subscription list. Within four month of the proposal to build the hall, sufficient funds had been raised to meet the lowest bid of £114.12.6d from Messers J Paterson & Son.
With the aid of a lottery grant of £63,626 the hall was completely refurbished and reopened in September 2001. The bowlers had previously used the school house premises at what is now Sandford House, but the terms of lease changed and a purpose built hall was a necessity.
The hall is at present managed by a committee of elected residents, it is not a local authority facility, while legal requirements apply, it is not restricted by the rules and regulations which apply to local authority premises. It is used regularly by the WRI, Young Farmers and the Sandford Carpet Bowling Club. It can be hired for social events, children’s parties and is the centre for the annual village Hogmany Party.
The officers of the Management Committee are at present:
Chair: Charlie Leleux
Secretary: Trish Munro
Treasurer: Karen Barbour
To hire the Hall – Apply to Ms Margaret Meikle on 01357 522269