Village Hall & Playing Field Trust

Registered Charity : 276900

THE TRUST

The Trust was formed in 1978 when 4.5 acres of land was purchased in Crookes Lane, Kewstoke, North Somerset, (formerly County of Avon) with the purpose of providing and administering a “Village Hall for the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of Kewstoke and the neighbourhood without distinction of political, religious or other opinions including use for meetings lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupations with the object of improving the conditions of life for the same inhabitants”.

The Trust is administered by a Management Committee consisting of five elected members, representatives of organisations using the Hall, together with up to five co-opted members. This Committee is elected annually and meets monthly.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACILITIES.

The Village Hall was built in 1987 as a result of local fund raising assisted by a grant of £54,000 from Woodspring District Council. The Hall was opened for bookings in November 1987. The facilities provided were a Main Hall, kitchen, toilets together with changing rooms and showers to support the use of the playing field. A stage was added in 1988.

In 1990 further self-help development work took place to provide a second Hall on the first floor together with a Committee room. The Management Committee strives to continuously update and improve the facilities for the benefit of all the users. Two weekly social events, Bingo and Sunday Dance Club provide the income to make these improvements possible. This year the windows and doors in the main hall have been replaced.

OCCASIONAL BOOKINGS.

The Hall is available for occasional bookings/events: e.g. Dances, weddings, parties, public meetings, jumble sales, fetes and shows, school exchange visits and concerts.