Village Hall location
Postal/satnav address: Thakeham Village Hall, Storrington Road, Thakeham, Pulborough RH20 3EF
About the Village Hall
The Village Hall is a charitable trust, run by a Management Committee, most of whom represent the Village Hall users. Three “outside” members are elected, and other people can be co-opted. The Chairman is John Bearman, and the Secretary & 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 due to be built as part of the Community Facilities resulting from the Abingworth Housing development.
Regular Hall users are Pre-school, 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 available at appropriate times for private hire, though certain restrictions do apply. For more information, contact the Booking Secretary Barbara Laker on 01798 812266.
Village Hall Hire Charges
The Hall is available at appropriate times for private hire, though certain restrictions do apply. Charges are:
Monday-Friday AM or PM: £12/session
Saturday, Sunday morning or afternoon: £27/session
Friday, Saturday, Sunday evening: £38/session
Charges are reviewed regularly at Committee meetings. The Committee pays for 4 hours cleaning per week, normally on a Wednesday afternoon.
For more information and to hire the Village Hall, contact Barbara Laker: 01798 812266
Village Hall Chairman: John Bearman 01903 744971
VILLAGE HALL USER GROUPS
Contact: Harold Linfield 01798 812276
Friday afternoons, 1-00pm – 5.00pm.
Tuesday Evenings, 7pm — 10-30pm.
Contact: Jean East 01903 745846
2nd Monday each month, 7.30pm.
Contact: Derek Johnson 01903 743041
September to April: Wednesdays (except 1st Wednesday) 8.00pm.
May to September: dancing out.
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Tuesday mornings, 10.00 – 11.45am.
Contact: Laurence Penn, email@example.com
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3rd and 4th Monday evenings of most months. Further information about Parish Council meetings.