Village Hall

The original hall dates back to 1965 when it was established by Trust Deed and built for village residents and groups to use as a facility for communal, social, leisure and educational activities.

The hall was refurbished in 2009 from funds provided by East Cambridgeshire District Council and raised by village events. It is run as a registered charity and managed by a voluntary committee which meets 4-5 times a year to discuss the day-to-day running and funding of the building.

It has been used at various times by village groups including the Women’s Institute, the Over 60s Club, Ely Table Tennis Club, Sports’ Classes and Village Council meetings.

It is an excellent venue for parties, weddings, dances, celebrations and meetings. It benefits from having an extensive and well-maintained play park in its grounds, provided by the local council.

Charges:

Room Name         per Hour    Day (May-Sep)    Day (Oct-Apr)

Main Hall                  £15.00              £140.00                        £175.00

Meeting Room          £ 9.00              £ 65.00                        £ 65.00

Deposit required: £20.00

Bookings for up to 6 hours, £15 per hour.

Reduced rates are available for village residents, clubs, societies and charities.

For full details and photographs, visit www.hallsforhire.org.uk.

For bookings and more information contact Janet Reid on 01353 688472  or email jareid50@googlemail.com.

The committee recognises and is pleased with the increased use of the hall for many activities. With this comes a need for continued maintenance and repairs to the building. Following the installation of new curtains, the hall will receive some much needed internal redecoration and some external repairs to the fabric of the building.

Notice Board: A large-size notice board has been installed outside the hall; any resident wishing to place a notice or advert can do so, provided they monitor the content and timing. The committee reserves the right to remove any out-of-date or unsuitable material at its discretion. Keys are available from committee officers.

New Windows and Doors: A grant from ECDC’s small villages’ scheme has enabled the replacement of the large front windows and the fire exit doors which were badly in need of repair. Our thanks to Ely City Parish councillor, Alison Arnold, for her support in enabling the funding.

The Village Hall Committee is run by its Chairman, Richard Raine (688449),  Treasurer, Laura Hill (688061) and Secretary, Janet Reid (688472); they are available to answer queries regarding hiring, running or using the hall.

The Village Hall has been awarded a grant (December 2016) from ECDC S106 fund to pay for new external security lighting in the car park. This will assist with deterring vandalism in the future.

 

 

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