April 23, 2016


Kitchen Refurbishment Complete

The splendid new kitchen is now complete thanks to a generous grant from Lancashire Environmental Fund and donations from the Thrift Club Ladies.

Race Night

Our most recent  fund raising event was the “Race Night” on 9th June. A great night was had by all and  valuable funds were raised for the Institute. Thanks to Dave and his son for organising it.

New heating system

Apologies to hall users who have had trouble with the new heating system. Now we have a new noticeboard we will put up some instructions, and contact information for committee members available to help.

New Kitchen Doors

Warm thanks to PlasTech who fitted us a new kitchen door for free!

Afternoon Tea great success

The Silverdale Ladies organised an afternoon tea in February which raised over £900 to help fund our ongoing building development plans as described elsewhere on this page.

Web site address changed

Web site address changed. Our URL is now silverdalevillageinstitute.org.uk ( not .co.uk as it was before)

Donation from Silverdale Players

Thank you to the Silverdale Village Players for their genourous donation of £600 from the pantomime raffle.

Fund Raising Meeting

The committee held a special meeting to discuss fund raising on November 30th 2017. Lots of good ideas, and a few wacky ones. See which ones come to pass in 2018.

Building Plans

The committee has a number of plans to improve the building in the pipeline these are

  • Boiler replacement
  • Roof repairs
  • Kitchen refurbishment
  • Ramp for entrance
  • New disabled toilet

Funding for these is largely dependent on succesful bids for grants to various bodies. A couple are already done. Watch this space for news on the others.

Hall charges changed

The charge for use of the hall is now £6.00/ hour.

B4RN Connection Deferred

Anyone who has been in the field recently will have seen all the B4RN activity, bringing “Route 3” to the centre of the village. However the committee has decided that at the moment there is no business case to justify the expense of a connection, and our finances do not justify us subsidising it.

Trees and Bulbs

Thanks to Graham for planting trees around the edge of the field. Looking forward to seeing them develop in the next few years. They are designed to provide “all year round colour”. There are also bulbs planted by the “Ladies” which we look forward to seeing putting on a display in the spring.