Caution urged on bookings for Corn Exchange

Witney Gazette: Roger Curry Roger Curry

THE Corn Exchange in Witney will not be available for function bookings until April next year.

Witney Town Council maintains it wants the Market Square building open by the end of the year but said it has to be “realistic” about when it can be used for events such as weddings.

The Grade II-listed building was closed suddenly in November 2011 after a safety inspection uncovered serious health and safety problems.

At a meeting of the council’s public halls committee on Tuesday, chairman Roger Curry said: “We’re working hard to get it open by the end of the year.

“There may be some slippage because something might arise in the construction work. We think it might be realistic to say April as a date when we could say we’re reasonably confident that we could accept a wedding booking.

“We can keep using Langdale Hall through April and longer so there will be an overlap.”

Mr Curry said the Corn Exchange will have the same facilities as Langdale Hall, which is to be put up for sale “shortly” to fund the Corn Exchange refurbishments, including a bar, stage, kitchen and parking.

Reopening the building has been delayed after asbestos was found earlier this year but work ro remove it is expected to begin next month.

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6:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MadleyGirls says...

Madley park hall is available for hire! Unsure why it was featured on this picture! Call 07503 244112. Have regular week day spots as well as weekends available :)
Madley park hall is available for hire! Unsure why it was featured on this picture! Call 07503 244112. Have regular week day spots as well as weekends available :) MadleyGirls
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12:02am Fri 18 Jul 14

H.J.Harris says...

MadleyGirls wrote:
Madley park hall is available for hire! Unsure why it was featured on this picture! Call 07503 244112. Have regular week day spots as well as weekends available :)
It's a Hall and it is in Witney, that is obviously close enough for the OM .
[quote][p][bold]MadleyGirls[/bold] wrote: Madley park hall is available for hire! Unsure why it was featured on this picture! Call 07503 244112. Have regular week day spots as well as weekends available :)[/p][/quote]It's a Hall and it is in Witney, that is obviously close enough for the OM . H.J.Harris
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11:57pm Fri 18 Jul 14

C ARINGAROSA says...

So now the Corn Exchange could be finally opening in April, well well , dont hold your breath, as for slippage I do hope that it is not an icy winter or there could be a crash. Maybe we should wait for the new council to sort things out after the elections in May 2015. Or get Vlad to come over and do it.
C. Aringarosa , Corn Street, Witney
So now the Corn Exchange could be finally opening in April, well well , dont hold your breath, as for slippage I do hope that it is not an icy winter or there could be a crash. Maybe we should wait for the new council to sort things out after the elections in May 2015. Or get Vlad to come over and do it. C. Aringarosa , Corn Street, Witney C ARINGAROSA
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