ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL IN KENT

The hall is managed by independent trustees and is not part of the Etchinghill Residents' Association, although we are pleased to host their web page

The village hall in Etchinghill is the pride and joy of the hamlet, 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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VILLAGE HALL - IMPORTANT INFORMATION & CONTACT DETAILS

Updated 15 July 2022

 

VILLAGE HALL AGM 

The AGM was be held on Sunday 15th May 2022 at 6 pm in the hall. This was the first AGM to be held in 2 years, because of Covid restrictions.

The following is a synopsis of what took place. The formal minutes of the meeting are available on application from the the duty manager by calling 07514 758936

A panel of trustees was formally elected which means that the current management team remains unchanged for 2022.

18 members of the public attended but sadly new residents, who may have recently moved into the area, did not attend and the group primarily comprised existing regular supporters 

Because of spiralling building costs, a planned storage extension to the premises is on hold pending research into more cost effective means of construction, than the brick-built building for which planning has been approved

The missing basket ball hoop, recently damaged by a F&HDC truck, will be replaced in due course by the council and its insurers

The financial accounts were distributed and read out and have yet to be audited

Thanks were given to the management team by several residents for the hard work of the trustees who have managed to keep the hall running smoothly and financially viable, not only throughout the pandemic but since the hall was built in 2003

The next AGM will be held on Sunday 14th May 2023 at 6 pm (date to be confirmed)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOLLOWS:

PLEASE CALL THE DUTY MANAGER, ON 07514 758936 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING CARRIED OUT AND TO MAKE BOOKINGS. CURRENT EVENTS ARE DETAILED BELOW BUT MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 

ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE CONTACT THE LETTINGS OFFICER, ANNA ALLAN, BY EMAIL - d.allan142@btinternet.com

The hall is open to residents and visitors alike for a variety of public and private functions

EVENTS MANAGED BY THE ETCHINGHILL RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE 'PROGRAMME OF EVENTS' TAB ABOVE

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A GREAT LOCATION WITH EXCELLENT FACILITIES

Updated 5th October 2021

The hall is situated within its own 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, constructed by local residents and volunteers, is to one side

The hall has a fully equipped kitchen  with facilities for 150 place settings and the toilet facilities cater for the disabled

The hall is licensed for music, has a loop system, drop down projector screen, PA system and the consumption of alcohol is allowed. A Temporary Alcohol licence is required for the sale of alcohol. Please ask for further details at the time of hire

A ramp is available for disabled access and there are no stairs in the building

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

Updated 15 July 2022

The village hall is managed by the hall's trustees and all enquiries should be made using the contact details below 

Current hall hire charges are £12 per hour

To enquire about hall hire, regular functions and availability, please call the Duty Manager on 07514 758936 or contact the

Lettings Officer, Anna Allan, by email -

d.allan142@btinternet.com

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

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REGULAR EVENTS 

Updated 5th October 2021

The following is a list of events currently being held in the hall:

OPEN HOUSE - Every Monday from 10 am to 12 noon for coffee, tea and a chat. A great place to socialise 

PILATES - Held on Mondays 6 pm; Tuesdays 10.30; Thursdays 3.30 pm 

PICKLEBALL - 2-4 pm Tuesdays

BABY & TODDLER GROUP - 10 am to 12 noon Wednesdays

LYMINGE ART GROUP - 10 am to 1 pm Thursdays

ART CLASS - 9.30 am to 11.30 am Fridays

TABLE TENNIS - From 7 pm Fridays

FILM NIGHTS - 3rd Monday in the month. Please click on the Programme of Events tab above for more details

BINGO - 2 pm Wednesdays - Events are currently being planned. The actual start date is To Be Confirmed

ETHELBURGA QUILTERS - 10 am on the 2nd Saturday of each month

DANCE FITNESS - 9.30 am Tuesdays

BALLROOM DANCING - From 7.30 pm Thursdays

SOCIAL BRIDGE CLUB - From 7 PM pm on Tuesdays. NB please note that the club is not currently seeking new members, however, please contact the hall's Duty Manager for the current situation

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, POP ALONG TO  ANY CLASS AND GET FURTHER DETAILS. PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HALL NOTICE BOARD FOR REGULAR UPDATES

HALL HIRE - The hall is available for one-off events e.g. family parties, quiz nights, weddings etc

Full use of the hall with outside garden, including tables and chairs, plus the kitchen including cutlery and crockery, is only £12 an hour

PHONE THE DUTY MANAGER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO CHECK AVAILABILITY -  07514 758936

or email the Lettings Officer, Anna Allan - d.allan142@btinternet.com

 

ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL is located in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty at

St Marys Drive, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8NQ. Charity No. 302736