Wigtown Church Hall
As part of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland’s Radical Action Plan, it has been decided by Presbytery that Wigtown Church Hall has to be sold/disposed by the end of Dec 2023.
Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative along with individual members of the Church congregation are keen to see the building retained for the benefit of the community of Wigtown and to develop its place as a central resource for residents and visitors alike. There have been several ideas already put forward for how the building could be used, and this project aims to acquire the building for the community and develop it into a sustainable community asset.
The Church Hall comprises a one storey purpose built church hall premises of brick and blockwork construction situated on the northside of Lochancroft Lane, near to the town centre. Internally, the premises comprises a traditional church hall and accommodates a large main hall, kitchen, private offices/rooms, storage areas and a series of toilet facilities. The flooring throughout is solid and overlaid in a combination of carpet, vinyl and wooden flooring dependent upon the location within the premises.
It is currently used by various church and community groups for meetings, recreational activities (such as table tennis and badminton), a toddlers play group, local flower and produce festival and occasional performances.
The Hall was originally build with funds raised from the community and there is therefore a strong connection and strength of feeling towards its continued use and benefit to the people of Wigtown.
Updates and Information:
Plough Public Meeting Notes – 17 Dec 2023 : 21st December 2023
AGM Notification 2023 : 27th November 2023
WIGTOWN & BLADNOCH COMMUNITY INITIATIVE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGNotice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative will be held on Thursday, 21st December 2023…
Church Hall Public Survey – Executive Summary : 2nd August 2023
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Register interest in Community Owned Accommodation : 13th October 2020
Register of Interest Wigtown Community Owned Housing Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative (WBCI) has bought the former Bank of Scotland building at 21 North Main Street, and are now developing…
Final Grant Funding in place : 26th August 2020
Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative are pleased to announce funding has been approved from the RURAL HOUSING FUND (RHF) for £146,119.50 to support the redevelopment of the former Bank building…
Planning Application submitted : 17th May 2019
We successfully completed the purchase of 21 North Main Street, Wigtown at the end of January and went straight to work with the architects to finalise the plans ready for…
GoFundMe to raise 5% of purchase price : 13th November 2018
We hoped that the Bank of Scotland might assist the community purchase by agreeing a discount on the purchase price but they have declined. The Initiative therefore needs to raise…
Town Centre Living Fund Application Success : 7th September 2018
The intention of this fund is to increase the supply of affordable housing in the regions town centres and settlements by bringing empty properties back into use. The former Bank…
Public Ballot Results : 12th August 2018
The Votes have been counted and the result was as follows: In Favour : 226 Against: 51 We now await the decision of the Scottish Government to see whether the…
Wigtown area Housing Needs Survey – Update : 21st May 2018
The Dumfries & Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT) have advised us that 58 responses have been received so far in response to the online and paper survey. More responses…