The Liss Pavilion Project

November 2016

A consultation exercise was held on Saturday 26th November 2016 in the Village Hall, Saturday 3rd December 2016 at the Liss Infant Christmas Fair and Wednesday 7th December 2016 at the Liss Village Christmas Fair. 

Even if you could not make the event, we really want to hear your views. All comments are welcome regarding the design and funding. Please email your thoughts and feedback to A second round of consultation will take place in due course.

For dates of the Pavilion Development Committee meetings (members of the public are welcome to attend) please see the "Liss Pavilion Development Committee" page. For the latest information on the project please see the minutes of the monthly Pavilion Development Committee meetings in the same location. You may also wish to sign up for the Liss Parish Council Twitter feed @lisscouncil.

The Liss Pavilion Development Committee meets on a monthly basis to progress the redevelopment of the existing Pavilion and Scout Hut sited on the West Liss Recreation Ground. Agendas of meetings will be displayed in advance on the notice board and one the Council Meetings page of this website. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

June 2017

Please click here for the display material from the consultation held on Saturday 24th June.

If you weren't able to make it please e-mail any feedback or comments to by 10th July.

February 2018 

The planning application has been approved by the South Downs National Park.

March 2018 

Please answer our survey by clicking on the link here

One response per household please. Survey will be closed midnight on 23rd April.

Consultation Outcome: 68% of respondents voted in favour of a small increase in the Council Tax precept to help deliver the community pavilion!

Liss Parish Council will now meet next Monday to consider seeking the approval of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to make an application to the Public Works Loan Board for a loan of up to £500,000 to enable delivery of the facility.

May 2018 

At the Liss Parish Council meeting of 30th April 2018, it was RESOLVED to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a loan of £500,000 up to 25 years to fund the new Liss Pavilion. The annual loan repayments will come to around £27,510 a year. These will be repaid from precept budget. If you have any views or opinions you wish to feed in, or any queries, please e-mail the Clerk.

June 2018 

At its meeting on 18th June, Council approved the signing of the contract with Tildan Construction for the construction of the new Liss Pavilion. Council also agreed the budget and considered other key issues for the delivery of the project. Demolition will commence early in July.

the old pavilion and scout hut surrounded by a fence

The site has been fenced off ready for demolition, pending disconnection of the electrical services.

A demolished building

The old toilet block is the first to go.

a buildsite

The old Pavilion has now gone and the demolition team are now working on the old Scout Hut.

a field with building materials

The site is now clear ready for groundworks and construction. The weather has been on our side which has been advantageous.

a building site behind a fence

The new Pavilion will be placed approximately in the same area as the old Pavilion and Scout Hut. These ground works to the rear are to accommodate the spoil and will be returned to grass when works are complete.

first layer of brick in a square shape

A view from above showing the foundations and the emerging shape of the new Pavilion. Preparation for the drains and services is in place and the grey water tank has been buried to collect rain water for toilet flushing.

a build site behind a fence

The Bricklayers are onsite and the walls are on their way up! Scaffolding will go up shortly to allow higher level brick and block work and positioning of the main hall beam for the roof trusses and facias. 

part of a wall

Walls well on their way up. 

a crane

A crane is used to lift the roof trusses into place.

Wooden roof frame

The roof trusses are in place. 

the foundations of the building

A sneaky view from inside the main hall. Looks like it is going to be a lovely space for all kinds of activities.

the pavilion with a grey roof on it

The Pavilion roof is now on, the windows and doors are going in and so the new Pavilion will soon be dry inside!