Inspired by window displays created by local artists during the pandemic lock downs, we’ve agreed an exciting new future for the parish rooms.

As part of our village centre strategy we set out to explore commercial options for 40-42 Burnside Grove with an ambition to support local jobs and the commercial viability of the village centre.

After months of hard work we’re delighted to have let the property to the incredibly talented Susan Entwhistle.

Susan’s art is created in Tollerton and enjoyed by collectors around the world.  This tenancy opens up a new stage for her business and will be a vibrant addition to the village centre.

New future for the parish rooms


Enhancing facilities in Tollerton

Before being purchased by the Parish Council the Parish Rooms formed the end unit on the village parade of shops. We are returning them to commercial use so that we can support and improve community meeting space in the village.

Tollerton has an abundance of small meeting rooms but since the pandemic the current offer has become unsustainable. Residents have also told us that there needs to be more variety in the facilities available. 

Moving the parish room users to other facilities in the village has already improved the finances of other venues, but further  investment is needed and having a commercial tenant in will help make a contribution towards this.  As well as supporting a great local business, this tenancy enables us to consolidate facilities, reduce costs and look at options for a better mix of facilities for the village.

The Parish Council continue to own the freehold for the parish rooms, safeguarding them for villagers and the future. 

This project is a win, win, win for Tollerton. 

It delivers investment in community facilities for Tollerton; it supports a fantastic and very talented local business and we know that Susan will be a great addition to our village centre.