Weston Colville Reading Room
The Weston Colville Reading Room is an important focal point in community life. Though its original purpose as a place to sit and read has long since passed, it retains its community purpose, being run by a charity. The charity ensure that the building will remain as a village amenity to respect the wishes of the original benefactors, Henry Hall and Sedley Taylor, and make the Reading Room readily available for the village community well-being, recreation and development.
Thanks to grants amounting to a six-figure sum from the National Lottery Community Fund, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Weston Colville Parish Council, the Reading Room Trust has been able in recent times to refurbish and fully maintain the building, including installation of a well-equipped kitchen and full-size screen and projector.
On the little triangle of green in front of The Reading Room is an attractive village sign, commemorating the wartime airfield, at the edge of the parish, now restored to farmland.
The Reading Room retains its elegant Victorian style inside and out, and now double the original floorspace is available for community use for up to 60 people.