This is interesting. Surely a pilates night could take place any evening and not just on a Friday? I'm sure there is Pilates many nights of the week at various close venues within a 15 minute drive if you look for them. Living in a small village surely means you accept that not everything can be provided at the same time? I expect if you had 2 halls, as the plan now looks from the designs presented on 5th Sept, there would still be clashes of events.
Regarding the Beavers, there is the Tommy Croker Playing Field just round the corner from the Village hall. Surely there's space there to have a camp out? The family who own the field behind the playing field have allowed its use on occasion, or any other landowners I'm sure would assist if there was some prior planning involved to arrange it.
As you know, there is a very active local LINK voluntary transport service. I saw their minibus picking up the elderly who had enjoyed the Oldbury Wednesday club at the hall this week. What about some better coordination? I believe we have a Good Neighbourhood Coordinator whose role is to assist those in need with things like this. Lots of villages have flyer buses that can help reduce cars and congestion, making it safer for pedestrians walking round and mean everyone can have a drink at events. If the hall is located to Park Lane, it becomes so much less accessible for all those people living at the end of the village, increasing traffic at least the current hall is central and close to the Church, school and Tommy Croker Field.