Rearsby Village Hall stands on the same spot as the original hall which had served the local community for over 80 years.
With the turn of the 21st century, it became clear that no amount of upgrades would bring the facility up to the standard now expected for a modern-day community building.
The award of a grant from the Big Lottery Fund in the spring of 2008 was the culmination of six years of planning for the new build by the village hall committee. With this and the other donations the committee had secured – principally from Biffaward, Lafarge, Rearsby Parish Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council – together with a substantial amount raised through village events, work could finally commence.
The old hall was demolished in June 2008 and the new building completed in April 2009. It was built by Somerfield Contractors Ltd, working to the highest specification drawn up by Chartered Surveyor Stuart Holland.