Holne village hall

Holne village hall history

At the heart of the village, the Hall was originally built in 1835 as a school with a thatched roof, later enlarged and slated, and used as such until 1946. From then until 1951 it was in the care and ownership of the Church and only used for occasional meetings.

In 1952, after refurbishment, the building was opened as a Village Hall and, after a lease of 21 years, the Church agreed to sell the Hall to the Village Hall Management Committee, a registered charity.

In Sept 1998 a generous bequest was made to the Hall by John and Anne Pearce Gould, thus putting the Hall on a secure financial footing. Since then great improvements have been made in the decor, the kitchen, storage, heating, hearing loop system and other equipment, including adaptable lighting with dimmers and spotlights, much improving the ambience and potential of the Hall. Income is mainly derived from hire charges and regular fund raising events that occur throughout the year eg the plant sale.

How Holne Village Hall is used

We are very proud of our Village Hall with its spacious room and separate well-equipped kitchen, which was refurbished in 2012. The Management Committee ensure that the hall is properly maintained and that health and safety checks are done regularly.

As well as being highly adaptable, the hall is also a good place for children's parties, workshops, dance, and gymnastics, T’Ai Chi, theatre productions, wedding receptions, meetings or other functions.

We hold an Entertainment Licence, and an occasional permission for wine may be applied for after agreement with the Management Committee.

The Whist Drive is, without doubt, the longest running activity in the Hall. It meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm attended by people from all over the area. There are useful prizes, and happy evenings are had by all. Contact Judy Henderson on 631461.

The Garden Club started in June 1995. It is supported by people from a wide area. There are regular talks, competitions and visits, usually held on the third Wednesday of the month, all of which are advertised in the Parish Link. Further details from Judy Le Marchant (01364 644099) or Gill Gray (01364 631111).

Regular events are held every year, including the Plant Sale in May and the Michaelmas Fair in October. These are advertised in the Parish Link and on notice boards.

Booking the hall

For enquiries about the Hall please phone Nicky Bellamy (Booking Clerk) on 01364 631323 (please leave message) or email holnevillagehall@gmail.com

Rates:

£5 per hour for parishioners
!£8 per hour for non-parishioners

Hirers are requested to treat the hall with respect, leaving it clean and tidy when they leave, floors swept, items put away, lights turned off. Rubbish should be removed by the hirer. Any damage should be reported to the Booking Clerk.

Holne Village Hall Management Committee

Chair - Peter Bellamy - (01364 631323)

Vice chair - Malcolm Fairman - (01364 631366)

Treasurer - Keith Evans - (01364 631542) - Not a trustee

Secretary - Gilly Simpson - (01364 631344)

Minutes sec - Clare Bellamy - (01364 6314180) - in Gilly’s absence

Booking clerk - Nicky Bellamy - (01364 631323)

Co-opted members

Maintenance - Malcolm Fairman- (01364 631366)

John Fogden - (01364 631391)

Carol Harper - (01364 631044)