ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL IN KENT

The hall is not part of the Etchinghill Residents' Association and is managed by the hall's trustees - see below under

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & CONTACT DETAILS

The village hall in Etchinghill is the pride and joy of the hamlet and has excellent facilities, high levels of cleanliness and is regularly maintained to a very high standard. As such it has received the highest award given to village halls - Hallmark category 3

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION & CONTACT DETAILS

UNDER CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE HALL IS OPEN THE HALL FOR CERTAIN FUNCTIONS FROM 17TH MAY 2021. IT IS HOPED THAT THE HALL CAN BE FULLY OPENED FROM 21ST JUNE, WITHOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND REGULATIONS PREVAILING AT THAT TIME


PLEASE CALL THE DUTY MANAGER, ON 07514 758936 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT EVENTS CAN BE CARRIED OUT AND TO MAKE BOOKINGS. ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE CONTACT THE LETTINGS OFFICER, GRAHAM BARBER, BY EMAIL - grumps01@btinternet.com

Hand sanitisers, one way systems to ensure social distancing and deep cleaning, are just some of the measures being implemented to ensure that the hall remains a safe and pleasant place to visit during the current Covid-19 outbreak


During the pandemic, maintenance has carried on - the car park has been re-lined; a new notice board has been erected, the grass cut and the hedges trimmed

The hall, when open, is open to residents and visitors alike for a variety of public and private functions as diverse as pilates groups through to pickleball, badminton, ballroom dancing and weddings

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A GREAT LOCATION

The hall is situated within its owns grounds and has uninterrupted views across fields to the North Downs

There is an amenity field opposite the hall's entrance for children to play on and a pétanque playing area to one side.

The hall has a fully equipped kitchen and the toilet facilities cater for the disabled

The pétanque piste shown in the photo, was constructed by local residents and volunteers

All of these facilities, coupled with the hall's high standards and location, make it an ideal venue for wedding celebrations, engagement parties and other social functions

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES AND HIRE CHARGES

The village hall is managed by the hall's trustees and is a separate entity to the Residents' Association, although we work closely together for the benefit of the community including hosting the  hall's web page.


Please ensure that all enquiries relating to the hall, are directed as below

To enquire about hall hire costs, regular functions and availability, please call the Duty Manager on 07514 758936 or contact the Lettings Officer, Graham Barber, by email - grumps01@btinternet.com


Please leave a phone message if there is no answer and a Duty Manager will get back to you as soon as possible

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EVENTS

There are a number of regular events being held in the hall - pilates, pickleball, badminton, ballroom dancing, a mother and toddler group and quilting, to name just a few! In recent years, annual shopping trips by coach to the Christmas market in the beautiful city of Bruges have been a popular event

NEWSFLASH! - OPEN HOUSE RESTARTS FROM 21ST JUNE!

On every Monday (excluding Bank holidays) we hold an Open House from 10 am to noon where residents can chat and play games whilst enjoying tea, coffee and biscuits. Public speakers feature around once a month and hold talks on a wide variety of subjects

VILLAGE HALL AGM - SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST AT 6 PM

Please join us to find out what is happening at the hall and to give your input as to what developments, improvements and events you would like to see. Refreshments will be provided

PLEASE NOTE THAT, DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, SOME EVENTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE PLACE DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE PRESS & MEDIA FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT THE HALL'S DUTY MANAGER ON 07514 758936 FOR THE CURRENT SITUATION