Village Hall Survey 2021

Survey now finished


It has been known for a while that the current Village Hall cannot be modernised and has a limited future life.  A recent hall condition survey, carried out in 2020, concluded that the Hall can only be guaranteed to be safe to use for another ten years.  The question is – what do we do? This is why we are reaching out to you.

The survey can also be completed using the form distributed to households and returning it to The Village Store.

Below each section are links to the various background documents to help you reach a decision. Paper copies of these documents are available in the Phone Box/Village Store.

Background Documents:


As a result of the recent Snowdrop Development, the council has a development fund to spend on a suitable project or projects within Kincardine O’Neil. Reflecting the overwhelming village support for building a new hall in a consultation of the village carried out in 2013, this money was earmarked to go towards a replacement hall.  We are undertaking this new survey, to establish the current views of village residents on the use of the fund, and if it should be spent on a new hall or on another capital project.

Background Documents:


You should be aware that the hall and the adjacent bowling playing fields are held in trust for the village, the chief trustee being the proprietor of Kincardine Estate. The trustees have offered to transfer ownership to the village for use by the community, in perpetuity, for public recreation.  It would be a requirement that the land was owned and managed by a single registered charitable organisation or community interest company, which represents the views, and fulfils the needs of the local community.  If you decide that a new village hall is to be realised, community ownership could make it more likely to get grants from some of the major grant sources.

Background Documents:


Also new since 2013 is that Christ Church has developed plans and now has planning permission for a small new hall next to the church. If and when realised, this would be available for community use when not needed by the church, but this would be much smaller than the current village hall.

Background Documents:


What had been previously envisaged for a new Village Hall was a multi-use building, serving not only as a village hall, but also as a community and sports centre (including space for the Bowling Club), a meeting place and conference centre. A hall that could host special interest groups, ceilidhs, and a farmers’ market. It was felt that there was an opportunity to make far better use of the area around the hall and improve an important part of the village centre. What do you think now?

Background Documents:

Examples of other recently built halls that contained design elements relevant to the requirements for the hall in Kincardine O’Neil:


Please complete the survey and have your say.

Everybody aged 16 and over who lives in Kincardine O’Neil and the surrounding area is entitled to fill in their own reply, and so if there are 2 or more of you in one house, each of you can complete a form. Anonymous replies cannot be counted.

Survey now finished