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A little history

Sandleheath is the happy abode of some 600 residents who live in groups of houses along the B3078 about a mile to the west of Fordingbridge in Hampshire. 

Sitting on a bank of London clay, the village used to house a brick-making centre, but now there is a small industrial estate in its place. The village also has a small Uniting Church, a Sea Scout Centre and a Tennis Club. There is a Sandleheath Community Association (SCA) that conducts community events. 

Sandleheath is lucky to have a village shop and post office, and has a handy recreational area known as The Common, but the village is rather spread out, has no natural meeting place for SCA or other events and there is no pub.

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The St. Aldhelm's Foundation Stone

Four of the original trustees about to 'leaflet' the village.

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You can read our full Data Protection Policy. Click here: SVH Data Protection Policy.

On the left is a video news report made before we signed our lease.

It gives some additional background.

 

Visit our News Page to keep up to date with our latest developments.

In consequence, in order to encourage social interaction and to create a facility for village activities, the idea for a village hall has been germinating for a number of years.

In 2015 a committee was formed to examine whether the redundant St. Aldhelm's church building might be a suitable spot.

Built in the early 1900s 'by Sandleheath men from Sandleheath bricks' this attractive building was launched by Lady Hulse on 14th June 1907.

In July 2015, the committee became a registered charity and the members became its trustees. The charity works to a Constitution that you can read. Click here: SVH Constitution.A period of negotiation with the church authorities followed and a number of community meetings were held to ensure that the trustees had the backing of the residents. 

In November 2018, the charity was able to take a 25-year lease on St. Aldhelm's and is now busy transforming it into a modern facility that the whole community can use.

This transformation needs your support. Visit our Donate Page to see how you can contribute.

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Lady Hulse lays the first St. Aldhelm's stone