We are thrilled to hear that the Council has made the decision to place Hough End Hall on the Register of Assets of Community Value. So, once the owners, (West Register, part of RBS) tell the council they are wanting to dispose of the land, and we confirm we want to bid, we should get 6 months during which they cannot conclude a sale to anyone else. The legislation lets them continue negotiating with someone else but not conclude a sale.
We will need to make sure we make a good bid!
Thanks to all who supported the nomination, especially Chorlton Civic Society.
The latest bulletin is now available – look under ‘updates’. There is an exciting note about how we are working up a crowdfunding proposal, so do have a look at it.
We will have a stand at Chorlton’s Big Green Happening today, Sat 27th April, St Clements Chrurch from 1-5. Come and visit stand 65 (outside) and hear the latest news and how close we are to making the Hall ours! The more friends and family you can bring to sign up the better, otherwise, just come along and say hello.
Come and find out what has been going on in the Hough End Hall campaign at the Chorlton Big Green Happening on Saturday April 26th. Come and talk to us and hear about the grant application we have made, our plans for crowdfunding, and what happened when we met the owners of the Hall.
We will be at Chorlton Community Market on Saturday 12th April outside the Post Box Cafe. Come and join up or just come and tell us what the Hall means to you.
Picture courtesy of Ghostly Tom’s Travel Blog
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We have a great steering committee for the project but urgently need an accountant who is willing to help us with financial planning and maybe even becoming the Treasurer. Please ask around your friends and associates and get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925
An occasional series dedicated to looking down at Chorlton from the air. Here is Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925 taken from an Imperial Airways aircraft. I guess this shot was taken on the same day as the one of the green I posted earlier this month. To the north of the hall is Chorlton Brook which meanders through open fields.
Picture; aerial view of Hough End Hall 1925, m72046, Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council
Posted by Andrew Simpson at 04:00
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£1,000,000 note donation
Great day at The PostBox Café with Chorlton Community Market. We had lots of interest and Carolyn received a £1,000,000 note donation. Lots of people signed up to join and donated money to help buy Hough End Hall.