Village Hall

Village Hall location


Postal/satnav address: Thakeham Village Hall, The Sportsfield, Storrington Road, Thakeham, RH20 3EJ

About the Village Hall

The Village Hall is a charitable trust, run by a Management Committee, five of whom represent the Village Hall users.  Five “outside” members are elected, and up to four other people can be co-opted. The Chairman is John Bearman,  and the Treasurer is John Instance. The Management Committee are the trustees of the charity, and the Parish Council is the custodian trustee. The charity owns the Village Hall building, but the land is owned by Abingworth Developments.   The charity, however, owns the land at Greendene, on which is  Kingdom Hall (a complicated story!).The land and building is leased to the Jehovah’s Witnesses until 2024. Their rent is reviewed every five years, in line with the rate of inflation.

We continue to maintain and renovate the Village Hall as much as possible within its limitations, and we are grateful for grants from the Parish Council for this. However, the building itself has seen better days, but retains its cosy atmosphere. A new hall is being built as part of the Community Facilities resulting from the Abingworth Housing development.

Regular Hall users are Toddlers, Gardeners Club, Martial Arts, Thakeham Morris, and the Parish Council. The Bridge Club meets every Friday afternoon, and also on Tuesday evenings. The Hall is now available to hire during the day on weekdays, as well as at weekends, though certain restrictions do apply. For more information and bookings, contact the Hall Manager Sarah Skelding on 07954 995718 or email

Present Hall charges are:

Mon—-Fri,   AM or PM                       £17 (£9 Community User)
Mon—Thurs EVENING                      £17 (£9 Community User)
Friday—-EVENING                            £30
Sat and Sun,  AM or PM                    £30
Sat, Sun   EVENING                          £40

Charges are reviewed regularly at Committee meetings. The Committee pays for 4 hours cleaning per week, normally on a Monday.

Village Hall Chairman:      John Bearman  01903 744971

To hire the Village Hall, contact Sarah Skelding:07954995718 or email 


Bridge Club
Contact: Harold Linfield 01798 812276
Friday afternoons, 1-00pm – 5.30pm.
Tuesday Evenings, 7pm — 10-30pm.

Gardeners’ Club
Contact: Bruce Wallace
2nd Monday each month, 7.30pm.

Morris Dancers
Contact: Derek Johnson 01903 743041
September to April: Wednesdays (except 1st Wednesday) 8.00pm.
May to September: dancing out.

Contact: Nikki Smith
Tuesday mornings, 10.00 – 11.45am.

Martial Arts
Contact: Laurence Penn,
Thursdays, 6pm-9pm.

Parish Council
Contact information
3rd Monday each month, 6.30pm – 10pm (Full Council)
4th Monday each month, 6-30pm – 8pm (Planning)

Further information about Parish Council meetings.