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

WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT THE HALL IS NOW FULLY OPEN AND OPERATING NORMALLY

WHEN VISITING THE HALL, THE TRUSTEES, IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDATIONS, KINDLY REQUEST THAT FACE COVERINGS ARE WORN WHEN IT IS APPROPRIATE TO DO SO AND THAT THE HALL'S QR LOCATION CODE IS USED TO REGISTER ATTENDANCE FOR THOSE VISITORS USING THE NHS COVID-19 APP.


HAND SANITISERS ARE ALSO IN PLACE TO HELP ENSURE THE HALL REMAINS A SAFE PLACE FOR EVERYONE TO VISIT

PLEASE CALL THE DUTY MANAGER, ON 07514 758936 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING CARRIED OUT AND TO MAKE BOOKINGS.


ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE CONTACT THE LETTINGS OFFICER, GRAHAM BARBER, BY EMAIL - grumps01@btinternet.com

The hall 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 popular events

NEWSFLASH! - OPEN HOUSE RESTARTED ON 19TH JULY!

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

THE VILLAGE HALL AGM, SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2022 - THE EXACT DATE IS YET TO BE FINALISED

PLEASE CONTACT THE HALL'S DUTY MANAGER ON 07514 758936 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKING THE HALL FOR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC EVENTS

 

PETANQUE - DOUBLES KNOCKOUT COMPETITION - SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 12.30 PM

Local resident, Jeff Baker, is organising a doubles petanque knock out competition at Etchinghill Village Hall

If you don't have a partner, you may join as a single person and teams will be allocated on the day. For more information or to register for the competition, please email Jeff Baker -  j.baker492@btinternet.com

Please bring your own set of boules if you have them and spread the word about the event - the more the merrier!

In accordance with Government Covid-19 guidelines, the event will be socially distanced with hand sanitisers and hand washing facilities available on site

Image by Michał Parzuchowski