Hilton Hall Community Association
Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, West Midlands, UK
About Us & our Timeline page
Check-out our progress and developments below to see what we've achieved so far (just scroll down the page to read more)
a b o u t u s
Hilton Hall Community Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee without Share Capital, registered in England; Company No. 6838077. HHCA was set up by the Senior Coaches of Wolverhampton Youth Judo Centre with the sole aim of 'Saving Hilton Hall' from permanent closure and to secure its place in the community for future generations to enjoy. As Hilton Hall has been our 'Judo Home' since 1976 we did not want to see this fabulous building demolished and gone forever, hence our RESCUE PLAN was 'Launched' to 'Save' Hilton Hall of Lanesfield.
We operate as a not-for-profit community based social enterprise as a Community Association with 'Charitable aims, working to provide services and facilities for community use (much as before the Hall closed in October 2008) for the benefit of local community groups and sports clubs to provide opportunities for the social, educational, and recreational needs and wellbeing of local people. This is reflected in Article 3 of our Constitution (below).
Article 3.1 of our Memorandum of Association states our Objects as:
". . . to further or benefit the residents of Lanesfield and the neighbourhood without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other opinions, by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for sport recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents . . . "
We are totally self funded and self-sufficient with All of the revenue generated from the hire of Hilton Hall & facilities going directly back into Hilton Hall Community Association to pay for the upkeep, overheads, management and repairs needed to keep Hilton Hall open and operational. We are Not Funded by the Government or Local Authority, therefore; Hilton Hall is NOT a financial burden to Tax Payers as ALL Funding and Income comes into Hilton Hall is generated by the Hilton Hall Community Association Directors / Management Team and Volunteers.
A bi-product of our actions (i.e. Saving Hilton Hall from closure and Repairing & Refurbishing Hilton Hall as unpaid Volunteers) has provided an excellent working example of what the UK Government referred to as the 'Big Society' (although we did 'this' well before the Government 'Coined' the phrase "The Big Society"). In the first year alone the three unpaid Directors put in an amazing 10,000 Hours of Volunteered work in 'Refurbishing & Repairing' Hilton Hall. And again, in the second year the three unpaid Directors put in a further 10,000 Hours of Volunteered work in order to get Hilton Hall 'Open' once more.
How we went about 'Saving Hilton Hall from permanent closure: First of all we organised and led several community consultation meetings to discuss the future of Hilton Hall (from July 2008 to early 2009). The Senior Coaches of WYJC & the Manager of a local sports club attended a series of City of Wolverhampton Council meetings to negotiate the terms of a service level agreement (our Lease). We finally came to an agreement with the Property Management Team, helped along by our local Ward Councilors to take on a long-term repairing lease.
Immediately upon receiving our Signed Lease (received 4th June 2009) our Team of Volunteers set about the first repair job promptly on the morning of 4th June 2009 at Hilton Hall (see the photographs page to see the work completed since 2009). We put forward a 'Five Year Business & Works Schedule Plan' and outlined what work we expected would be completed within this five-year period. The jobs we couldn't manage (electrical and gas installations) was completed by Sponsors and Suppliers who provided their expertise, materials and labour to help us achieve our goal. We also actively sourced external 'Funding' to pay for larger items and projects that we couldn't manage ourselves.
You can read below (in each of the Annual Chairman's Reports) the range and extent of the work completed and how involved and committed the Directors and Project Management Team have worked tirelessly since June 2009 (as unpaid volunteers renovating and repairing Hilton Hall), helped and encouragement along the way by friends, family and various volunteers. As already stated above, all funds raised from Lettings, Hall Hire Charges, Donations and Grants go directly back-into Hilton Hall Community Association to pay for the upkeep, overheads, repairs and all outgoing expenses and materials needed to keep Hilton Hall open.
The aim of this web site: is to provide a vehicle to promote and raise public awareness of all issues relating to Hilton Hall Community Centre and Hilton Hall Playing Fields. But also, to express our gratitude and publicly "Thank" our Funders, Sponsors, Suppliers & Volunteers for Their Efforts and Worth and to show / illustrate how their involvement and sponsorship has contributed the the overall success of this MASSIVE Community Project.
This web site also offers a contact point and web-interface with the local community and for the benefit of all of the above mentioned clients, patrons, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and funding agents, together with all other interested parties.We hope that you find our web site informative and user friendly and we invite and welcome your feedback . . . (good or bad) and so, with this in mind; please feel free to view the individual pages via the above Menu Links and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our 'Contact Us' page (above menu).
o u r t i m e l i n evia o u r a n n u a l r e p o r t s
The 'Links' below represent the Chairman's Annual General Report for each year listed; as presented to Companies House at the end of each 'Trading Year'. Each of these Annual Reports cover the trading period between the beginning of April to the end of March the following year. These Annual Reports (below) form the basis of a continuous TIMELINE showing our progress, trials and tribulations from the very beginning, right up to the most recentAnnual Report. These reports offer an excellent opportunity to 'Officially' Thank our Sponsors for all of their generosity and for their kind donations & grant aid. And to Thank all of our Helpers and Volunteers for their contribution and hard work in helping us achieve our Aims & Objectives in Saving Hilton Hall.
Contact Us by Post at: Hilton Hall Community Association, Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road,
Lanesfield, Wolverhampton,WV4 6DR, West Midlands, UK
Contact Us Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org &/or Telephone: 07765709716
Ordinance Survey Grid reference = SO 926 958 Just click onto the map below to see where we are
The Aerial Photograph (above) and Map illustrate the Size & Location of Hilton Hall Community Centre, BMX Track & Playing Fields in relation to the
surrounding Residential Area, Roads & Hilton Industrial Estate. Copyright © 2016 for both of these images remains with Google Earth & Google Maps.
Hilton Hall Community Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee without Share Capital. Registered in England. Company Registration No.6838077
Registered UK Address: Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, West Midlands, UK
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