Owned and run by the local community, open to everyone

Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use.

In 2015, the Friends of Stretford Public Hall took over the running of the Hall. Our aim is to restore the Hall into a fantastic multi-purpose community venue.

 


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    Trafford Live

      On Sunday 1st July we attended Trafford Live - and we took our building with us!  We wanted to tell everyone about how Stretford Public Hall is a co-operative, owned and run by our members- over 800 of them! We ran a little competition where we asked children to design a brick with their name and add a sticker to our Stretford Public Hall representing all the members that make up the building.    We had some great entries and it was tough to choose a winner but we're happy to announce that Matilda Yarwood, who is 8 years old won a £10 gift card for her entry.   Big thanks to all of you who visited us at our stall, and to the volunteers who helped us run it- Hope to see you all in the building soon!  
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    Stretford Public Hall 'showing the way'

    The Architectural Heritage Fund have highlighted Stretford Public Hall as 'showing the way' when it comes to the transfer of assets of community value into community ownership. Our community ownership of the Hall was highlighted as a leading example at the launch of a new report 'Our Assets, Our Future'. The report was commissioned by Power to Change and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The report found that there are over 6,300 community-owned assets (eg leisure centres and village halls) in England, contributing £150m into local economies. We're also delighted to feature as one of the Co-op Foundation's 'hero projects', in their new Save our Spaces campaign. The story of our campaign to save Stretford Public Hall features in a short video that's been produced to launch the campaign. You can view the video on the Endangered Spaces website. Look out for pictures of the Hall appearing on screens in Co-op stores across the country!
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