The refurbishment of our Kitchen had become very necessary. Storage space was limited, the cooker was a simple domestic cooker (no good for large scale catering) and as one User Group put it, "The best thing in the kitchen was the new fridge!" A bold plan was needed! New units throughout, a dishwasher, a new range cooker with extractor-hood, new water heating facilities, plus a new floor, ceiling and improved access through the kitchen. That's what was needed and that was the plan we drew up! Below you will see the results. And very impressive it all looks!

Our Hall kitchen before work starts. Burco boiler on the right for hot water (and lots of steam!). Sadia for washing up water, Kettles for making tea/coffee. Just visible is the cooker, that blew the trip when you turned it on sometimes. Storage space is a pine cupboard and under sink units. Did I mention that the tap dripped too?

The kitchen viewed from the opposite end, looking to the left and right.

New Kitchen at
Buckland Monachorum Village Hall

Our new kitchen was installed in 2005.

Grants towards the cost of the kitchen were awarded by:

Buckland Monachorum Parish Council ~ £850
Co-operative Group Community Dividend Award ~ £1,000
The Garfield Weston Foundation -£2000
Lloyds TSB Foundation ~ £1,000
The National Lottery, Awards for All scheme, ~ £5,000
Northcott Devon Foundation ~ £300
West Devon Borough Council ~ £5,500
uckland Monachorum Drama Group ~ £1,000

Our very grateful thanks to all our funders.

The Hall's Management Committee, with help from the local community, raised over £5,000 towards the project!

Thanks to a generous bequest from Ricky Paul, who passed away in October 2006, we were able to purchase new cutlery and crockery for the Hall.

New kitchen layout showing central island unit, Cooker, Dishwasher, Sink area with Hydroboil. Hot water for the sink now comes from an instantaneous water heater.

On the opposite side to above, plenty of cupboard space and more
worktop area. Immediately to the right here, we have added a new door
to give another entrance/exit from the kitchen into the Hall.

The new Dishwasher and Cooker. Compare this view to the first one above of the old kitchen!