Welcome to the Hale Village Hall Website.
In 1927, a public meeting was held in Hale School to discuss raising funds to build a village hall. By the end of 1929 sufficient funds had been raised to go ahead with the project. In 1931 a plot of land was purchased adjoining the village green and a Trust Deed was drawn up establishing the Hall as a registered charity and vesting the property in the Official Trustee for Charity Lands. Dear and Sons won the contract to build the hall and it was officially opened on 16th February 1932. By 1935 all debt was cleared. In 1936 electricity was installed; but it was not until 1950 that a piped water supply was available. A new committee room and kitchen were added in 1958. In 1998 with a grant from the Lottery Fund the main hall was re-floored, a store room added and the downstairs committee room extended.
Initially the Hall was used as an extra classroom for the school. In the evenings there was a weekly dance club and a cinema show; and it was in regular use in the summer by the Cricket Club. Various societies have used it over the years. It is currently used daily by Hale Primary School and Hale Pre-School; and weekly by Dog Training and Hale Brownies; also visiting packs camp in the Hall during school holidays. Other regular users are the Hale Parish Council, Hale and Woodgreen Horticultural Society (alternating with Woodgreen Hall), Hate Table Tennis Club, Hale Film Club and Hale and Redlynch Cricket Club. It is also the venue for occasional concerts, social events and private parties. There is a thriving monthly Food Market.
The hall is looked after by the Hale Hall Management Committee, which is appointed annually. It is composed of elected trustees, representatives for the village and the societies using the hall. The rental charged for use of the hall is used for repair and maintenance, together with additional money from fund-raising events as required.Minutes of meetings can be downloaded here.
Facilities (Click here for more)
The main hall has a movable stage; a screen for slide projection; and seats up to 100 people. There is a storage room for the tables and chairs when not in use. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, a heated cupboard, refrigerator, dishwasher and two sinks. It has crockery and cutlery for 80 people. Showers and toilets (including one for the disabled) are available.
Funding.Hale Village Hall Management Committee has been very fortunate in securing the funding needed to carry out an extensive refurbishment project spanning 2013 to 2015 and are very grateful to all those who have helped. Key contributors have been Cleansing Services Group. For more details, click here.