Our Village Hall is a wonderful amenity — the envy of many communities in North Hampshire. The main Hall was built in 1925 but in 1997 was extended to provide up-to-date amenities and a new home for the Village Shop and Post Office.
It can seat functions with up to 100 people. It has a good sized stage, stage lighting, a sound system, and a piano.
The kitchen is well equipped, and there is a full set of crockery, cutlery and glasses for catering. Apart from being used by many of the local groups like W.I. and Mothers and Toddlers for their regular meetings, the Hall plays host to around half a dozen big events a year.
Professional shows presented by the Hog-the-Limelight organisation are shown in autumn and spring, and there are normally 2 or 3 other entertainment events organised for the village. In spring, residents gather at the Hall at the end of the Safari Supper, and in autumn there is a Harvest Supper or Hog Roast.
The Hall is frequently hired out for private functions like birthday parties or wedding receptions at a cost of between £5 and £25 per hour (the lower figure being for residents of Upton Grey and Tunworth who are charged less).
A small committee of volunteers help manage the Hall and ensure it stays solvent. They meet 5 to 6 times a year.
The main regular fund raiser for the upkeep of the hall is the 100 Club. It costs £24 per annum to join and most households in the village are members.
Interested in joining the 100 Club? Or in helping the Village Hall Management committee?