About Us

A look at what we offer and the history of Grindleton Pavilion

This website is dedicated to Grindleton Pavilion and the facilities that it offers.  For wider information on the village of Grindleton please visit www.grindleton.org

About the Pavilion

Grindleton Pavilion was opened in November 2012.

The Pavilion is an outstanding facility for the village and wider community. It is available to book for public and private events. It has a large hall with lovely views over Pendle Hill. There is direct access to the secure children’s play area directly from the hall. A well stocked bar is available for events and a high specification audiovisual system. Across the lobby is the well equipped kitchen. Upstairs is a large meeting room with its own facilities for making hot drinks. 

There are changing rooms for sporting events with showering facilities for home and away teams and a referee’s room. A Multi-Use Games Area is on-site.

The History

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The original changing rooms – cold and wet!

In 2010 the existing changing rooms were finally decreed unfit for purpose and Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity (GRGC) decided that they should be replaced. After several village meetings the residents of Grindleton decided that they wanted something more and the Pavilion Project began.

Fund-raising began in August 2010 under the direction of the GRGC and over £430,000 was raised in 2 years. The village is most grateful to the many organisations, national and local government departments, charities and individuals who contributed to this total. The Bowland Charitable Trust was very generous with its substantial offer of matched funding of £100,000.

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…..and after two years of fund raising this is the end result

The aim was to provide improved facilities for the users of the football pitch and the existing multi-use games area and tennis court. The Main Hall would provide an additional resource, not currently available in Grindleton, and in doing so would enhance the quality of life of this rural community. Although the new facility would be used by Grindleton residents, it was the intention to maximise the use of the building and facilities by opening them up to a wider audience, including neighbouring villages and communities in the Ribble Valley

The project was a joint venture between Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity and Grindleton Football Club. The professional advisers were Jeff Marshall (Architectural Designer and Surveyor) and Joanne Conlon (Quantity Surveyor). The Pavilion was built by John Moore and Sons (Builders) Ltd and completed in November 2012.