The Village Hall
Our Hall is the former Village School on the High Street. It comprises two separate rooms, accommodating up to 120 depending on the type of use, and a large kitchen, with facilities for the disabled including a hearing induction loop. There is limited parking on site.
The Hall is available to hire by organisations, groups and individuals, for public and private, regular and one off events. Please contact the Clerk for information on availability and charges.
Redhouse Community Centre
A modern centre which was opened by Blunsdon Parish Council in November 2015.
There are two generously sized community halls available to hire, accommodating up to a total of 155 people. There is also garden space available for use. Two fully equipped kitchens and facilities for baby changing and disabled. The private car park contains two disabled spaces.
The community centre caters for all age groups and runs varied regular activities with this in mind. You can hire the halls for one off occasions such as birthday parties, celebrations, fetes, fundraisers, christenings and family get-togethers.
A Recreation Ground is situated adjacent to Sutton Park and is regularly used by local clubs for football and cricket matches. There is a Pavilion with changing and shower facilities, together with a kitchen and social area. The ground is also available to hire for community events, subject to prior approval by the Parish Council.
Tennis courts were constructed about thirty years ago. Refurbishment of the site is under consideration.
The village play area is located adjacent to St Andrew's School and provides equipment suitable for the under 10's in a safe and open environment. This is the responsibility of the Parish Council and was installed with the assistance of local fundraising. There are several play sites around other areas of the Parish, the majority of which are now maintained by the Parish Council.
The Millennium Gardens, at the junction of the High Street and Holdcroft Close, were created as a "village centre" to celebrate the year 2000.
A range of outdoor fitness equipment for all ages has been installed in Eastbury Park, Redhouse, by the Parish Council.
There are a range of community facilities, including rooms and outdoor sports areas, for general hire at the Abbey Meads Community Primary School and North Swindon Learning Campus.
A network of public rights of way, ie footpaths and bridleways, criss-crosses the Parish; these are the responsibility of the Borough Council. The Parish Council has installed and services some thirty dog waste bins in prime walking areas around the Parish.
Accommodation and Public Houses
The Parish is well served by guest houses, hotels and public houses with restaurants, to suit all requirements.
A successful community run Village Shop at the Village Hall site sells a range of daily grocery needs. Village Centres at St Andrew Ridge, Abbey Meads and Redhouse offer general stores as well as other services such as a post office, estate agents, pharmacies, hair salons and take aways.
The Cemetery in Burytown Lane opened in 1889 and is operated by the Parish Council. It is available for full burials and the interment of ashes. All parishioners are entitled to be buried at the Cemetery. Requests can be made by non-parishioners, however, priority is given to those with a strong Parish connection.
The St Leonard's Churchyard is now closed but managed by the Parish Council.
The St Andrew's Churchyard is run by the Parochial Church Council. War memorials are located at the St Leonards' Church lych gate and the Cemetery.