Running and funding our hall
The hall was built in 1931 and has been hosting village events and activities for nearly 90 years.
We have an enthusiastic management committee, who have recently delivered improved hall facilities, and are working on more. We welcome new clubs and events and want the hall to continue to be at the heart of the community.
Regular events and activities include visits from the mobile library, the Rag Tag Toddler Group and Art classes, with monthly meetings of the Parish Council, Snitterfield Garden Club; Women’s Institute (WI), Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change (SACC); Community Cafe and Rural cinema.
In addition, the hall runs fundraising events throughout the year led by the Village Hall Committee to raise much needed funds towards the upkeep and improvements to the hall.
HALL IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
We are delighted, that we have now completed half of the necessary refurbishments and improvements to the village hall. Please see our news article for extra detail.
Plans were drawn up and approved in 2015, with overwhelming support received during the public consultation.
Since then we have needed to make changes to help reduce the costs which are currently estimated to be in the region of £300,000.
The new plans still provide the same elements and are being delivered on a project by project basis.
Refurbish the existing toilets
Build new accessible toilet facilities, to be accessed from the main hall and meeting room.
Refurbish the store rooms.
Raise the carpark level to give direct access into the main hall for wheelchairs and pushchairs through the front door.
Redecorate the main hall.
The above listed improvements have all been completed. Please see photos.
Build a larger meeting room at the rear of the hall with direct access from the side of the building. This will include a servery area and access to the new toilet.
RUNNING OUR HALL
Snitterfield Village Hall Management Commitee
Snitterfield Village Hall is in the heart of the community and the day to day running of the hall is under the care of the management committee. This is a volunteer committee who maintain the fabric of the building on behalf of the Parish Council through the hiring of facilities and fundraising.
The aim of the committee is to create a welcoming community centre for all members of the village and other users of the facilities.
We are a small band of volunteers and would welcome anyone who would like to join us either on the committee or to help with specific events.
Chairman: Tony Moon
Tel: 01789 730098
Deputy Chair: Sylvia Morlidge
Secretary: Katie Fitchford
Tel: 07887 421207
Treasurer: Hilary Schmidt-Hansen
Tel: 0179 731246
Bookings Secretary: Sharon Aust
Tel: 01789 730514 or 07501416221
VILLAGE HALL FUNDING
We fund the running costs, maintenance and development of the hall through a combination of income from hiring, our 'Friends of Snitterfield Village Hall' subscriptions, grants and sponsorship. We are very grateful for all contributions from businesses and individuals for their time, money and expertise.
Friends of Snitterfield Village Hall
The remit of the Association is to raise funds to assist in the provision of fixtures, fittings and
equipment for the Village Hall, as and when requested by the Management Committee, in
order to improve the facility and enhance the user experience.
In the last four years, the Friends have been pleased to provide funding for a new Village Hall
entrance sign, a safety rail to the stage area, an additional speaker for the audio system,
catering dishes, glasses and cutlery and a new kitchen cupboard.
Please consider becoming a Friend.
For just £12 per person per year, your name would be entered into a monthly draw, with a
chance to win a first prize of £20 or a second prize of £15.
Click here for winners in 2020 and here for winners so far this year
Click here for a Membership form and here for Standing Order mandate form or obtain paper
Jim Pullen, Chair
Tel no: 01789 730474
Ken Chatland, Admin
Tel no: 01789 731 380