Milton Village Community Association started at Shelford Road Hall (in the grounds of Meon School) in the late 1980’s and as it grew we acquired a second site, now known as Milton Village Hall. For 10 years we operated as a split site until Jack & Jill Preschool, based at Shelford Road Hall, outgrew the building so we relinquished this site for the Preschool to take over and concentrated all our activities at the one site at Milton Village Hall.
After several years struggling to manage with just one hall, thanks to Portsmouth City Council, Veolia, Awards For All and Langstone Church we’ve now got 2 new extensions; a brand new larger 2nd hall and a brand new purpose built coffee shop/meeting room. This now gives us 3 spaces for hire and an excellent coffee shop known as Pure Ground (Pure Ground) which is run by Langstone Church, and all the profits will be ploughed back in to the community (see ‘Pure Ground’ page for more info).
The community centre is managed by a volunteer management committee who are elected at the annual AGM in October. The committee elected in October 2019 are:
Chair: Mrs Jill Scott
Vice Chair: Mrs Bridget Tregoning
Secretary: Mrs Christine Hollis
Treasurer: Mr Alan Gibbs
Mrs Jill Archer
Mrs Jean Stanford
Mrs Pat Leclercq
Mrs Val Peach
Mrs Alma Woodcock
Mr Les Eyers
Mr Steve McFarlane
Cllr Ben Dowling
The Association employs two part-time office staff; centre manager Allison Udy and receptionist/clerical assistant Kimberley Barrett, plus two part-time cleaners, one for week days (Tracey) and one at the weekends (Lucy).