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Wembdon Community Youth Project update 17th May 2022

  • The start of work on the project was delayed by Covid issues and the national shortage of building materials but as a result of a huge amount of work by students from Volunteer It Yourself and their mentors plus volunteers from the local community, the storerooms and the bar have been constructed, the roof has been boarded and the room and the stairwell have been plastered and painted.
  • Students from Bridgwater and Taunton College and their tutor have completed the first fix electrical wiring.
  • The lift is being installed today (17th May)
  • The underfloor heating and flooring have been installed.
  • The ventilation and air conditioning system has been installed and is awaiting the construction of the suspended ceiling and connection of the electricity supply before being finished.
  • There is a lot of finishing work to be done but the project is on budget and we are aiming to have it completed by mid to late June.
  • The Trust is most grateful to numerous sponsors without whose grants this project would not have happened. They include Sedgemoor District Council, the SUEZ Communities Fund, Joseph Casson Estate Agents, Toolstation, the Wesleyan Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
  • We are also hugely indebted to our project manager Chris Escott of Berry and Escott for the countless hours and much hard work which he has given and also to Andy Dale for his supervision of the project electrics.

When the construction has been completed the Village Hall and Playing Fields Trust will be renting it out for community activities and business meetings during the day. The room will have capacity for up to 60 people.

Please keep a lookout on the Trust website and social media for the announcement of booking commencement.

The upstairs room at the Village Hall - early May 2022
The upstairs room at the Village Hall - early May 2022
The stairwell at the Village Hall newly plastered

On weekday evenings we hope to use the room as a space for young people to meet and socialise.

We very much need volunteers to supervise and support the young people once the room is in use.
If you think you might be able to help please get in touch with

Kathryn Searle nksearle1989@gmail.comTel: 07881 223 277
orPeter 07813 162 469

Wembdon Village Hall and Playing Fields Trust
Wembdon Village Hall, Homberg Way,
Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7BY

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