The Laleham Heritage
Centre opened in 1996. The conversion of the building - from a public
toilet to the facility we have today - was funded by the Parochial Church
Council of All Saints Church (PCC), after an earlier scheme to create
a Heritage Centre and Information Centre failed through lack of funds.
In the original planning permit and the lease, the building's designated
uses are Parish Office, Heritage Centre, Information Centre and Museum.
The Parochial Parish Council holds the lease which allows the residents
association to use part of the premises.
For 20 years, the building, owned by Spelthorne Council and situated on
The Broadway, has been used jointly by Laleham Residents Association (LRA)
and the PCC. The buildings amenities (the toilet and kitchen) have also
been shared. The Heritage Centre houses documents, maps, photographs and
artefacts donated over the years by people associated with the village.
It has also become the home base of Laleham Residents Association, where
we hold our committee meetings and from where we manage our many social
events such as the Pantomime, Garden Open Day and Village Fair.
The lease is currently
up for renewal (expired June 2016). Negotiations on a new lease have been
headed up by the PCC and the LRA eagerly await news on our tenure for
the next 20 years...!
If you would like to
comment on this matter, or receive more information on any point, please
speak to any member of the LRA committee directly or contact us on email@example.com