Government guidance and rules for use of public buildings change with effect from Monday 17 May.
The hall can then be used for a wider range of events, including:
- Indoor sporting activities and exercise classes
- Film shows, plays, concerts – 50% capacity
- Social clubs, group events
- Organised indoor gatherings
- Coffee mornings or similar
- Supervised activities for children, parent & child groups up to 15 plus the under five’s
- Wakes & weddings and other significant life events for up to 30 people
We expect the rules to change again with effect from 21 June (“Step 4”), with an announcement a week before that. There is a separate announcement expected around 24 May about detailed rules for weddings and wedding receptions.
Detailed government rules apply (eg on use of NHS Test and Trace), with addiitonal hall terms and conditions (see here). If you are planning an event, seek advice from our bookings team by e-mail at email@example.com or on 01395 262640.
Please note, social distancing restrictions may mean that the number of people who can attend any specific event will be lower than normal – we will need to calculate this when we know what you plan.
Please note that during COVID restrictions, availability shown on our calendar isn’t a guarantee that a room/rooms will be available. We have to sanitise between hirings and that requires volunteers to be available at exact times. Our Function Room is now quite busy weekday daytimes and you may need to be flexible to be accommodated
Because there are still uncertainties as to what regulations will be in the autumn and beyond, we are waiving our normal cancellation policy for events booked in the first half of 2021.
We hope to see you again soon!
If you have booked the hall and need to discuss rescheduling or cancellation, ring the Booking Line on 01395 262640 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking the Hall
Want to book? Please read this section carefully. If you make a booking you will be entering into a contract for hire of the hall which is governed by our terms and conditions.
Is the hall available? – See our calendar which is regularly updated. Bookings now being taken to end of 2022. We are also willing to discuss wedding reservations for 2022 and 2023 against a small initial deposit.
We hire the hall and its facilities to people and organisations within the village and the wider district. There are a number of possible combinations of rooms, including hiring the whole hall for exclusive use.
We take bookings from voluntary groups and individuals; all bookings are at the discretion of the management committee. Unfortunately we are unable to take bookings for teenage parties.
Your booking is subject to our terms and conditions. See above for additional COVID terms and conditions. You need also to see our COVID Risk Assessment here. You must adhere to the licensing conditions for the hall which are displayed inside. These cover safety, hours of use and alcohol licensing.
We charge by the hour, with a normal two-hour minimum booking, You can book any room or combination of rooms by the hour (or half hour), So you pay for exactly what you need. We can arrange a licence for you to run your own bar (and you keep the profits).
See our charges. Note discounted package prices for parties. Also special wedding package rates.
Please note that it is highly likely that other hirers will be using the hall immediately before or after you, so you need to be sure that the arrival and departure times on your booking form are accurate and that you can vacate the hall complex promptly after clearing up.
Except by prior arrangement, the hirer needs to collect the keys from the Post Office in the village shop before the event and return the keys there afterwards. The shop and Post Office counter is normally open from 7am to 9pm every day – very convenient.
Visiting the Hall
We suggest that before you hire the hall, you visit and see the excellent facilities for yourself. We think that for weddings and large parties a visit is essential so that you can plan to use the facilities to the full.
Availability & Bookings
For latest availability and bookings please use the links from this page to Calendar and use the Book Now / Enquire button.
Phone enquiries to 01395 262640 (M-F 09:00 – 17:00 please). One of our team will be able to help you.
Hire charges and offers
- Main hall
- Function room
- Committee room
- Kitchen and bar
- Equipment list - furniture, catering, lighting
- Audio and video equipment (.pdf download)
- Layout of rooms
- BOOKING FORM - on-line version - preferred
- Booking form - paper version to print & complete and post back (NEW)