With a firm expectation of sale proceeds for the old hall in the budget, tenders were sought to start work in the summer of 2008. After much deliberation, the Management Committee accepted a fixed building cost of £338,000. Work commenced at the end of September 2008 and the hall finally opened in August 2009.
Significant cost-savings were achieved by local people volunteering their services and expertise to complete a great deal of the final internal installations of kitchens/toilets and decorating and tiling.
The "Grand Opening" coincided with the Annual Flower Show & Fete starting with a unique ceremony where some 400 villagers and friends cut the ceremonial ribbon with each person taking a small part away printed “Horton Village Hall – together we made it happen 2009” - the motto throughout the 5 years of the project.
The Management Committee would like to thank so many people who contributed to the completion of the new village hall. The expertise shown by builder Robin Sibley & his workforce, Greenstock Refrigeration for the installation of the air source heat pumps and Southern Solar for the PhotoVoltaic cells. Our architect Chris Baronowski who also designed Ilton’s Village Hall.