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Kington St Michael Village Hall

Village hall & community shop, 25th July 2011 
Kington St Michael Village Hall
Registered Charity No. 
274550
Website: www.villagehall-ksm.org.uk

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The Village Hall is owned by the Parish Council as Custodian Trustees and managed by the Village Hall Management Committee as Managing Trustees.  Each organisation using the village hall on a regular basis is entitled to have a representative on the Management Committee; others are elected or appointed annually. 
The current Chairman is Mrs Kay Sambell.
The Treasurer is Mr Ian Wills.
The Bookings Secretary is Mrs Sheila Wills, tel. 01249-758189, e-mail ksmhallbookings@virgin.net.
The Secretary to the Village Hall Management Committee is Alison Harvey, who can be contacted on 01249-750531, e-mail: ksmvillagehallsecretary@gmail.com.
The Village Hall
Management Committee, and the organisations they represent, consists of:

Name

Position

Kay Sambell

Chair

Claire Marlow

Vice Chair

Ali Harvey

Secretary

Ian Wills

Treasurer

Sheila Wills

Booking Clerk

Sue Wilcock

WI (KSM) Rep

Joan Gilbert

PCC Rep

Audrey Pring

Autumn Club Rep

Katy Carr

Music/Movement Rep

Glennis Clark

All Angels WI Rep

Emma Tyler

Acorns Rep

Adrian Cole

Parish Council Rep

Avril Balmforth

Village shop 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
The Village Hall is well used and is available for hire to all members of the Parish.  Outside organisations may also hire the hall if available.  The hall also has a keyboard, which hirers may use.
For regular events held in the village hall please see the Diary & Events page of this website.

Hiring Fees:
(As from September 2013 for current established hirers):

Weekdays

Weekday Evenings

Weekends

Residents £6 per hour

Residents £7 per hour

Residents £8 per hour

Non-residents £7 per hour

Non-residents £8 per hour

Non-residents £9 per hour

Payment
At the time of booking, £25 (not refundable in cases of cancellation by the hirer), PLUS a £50 (refundable) deposit against damage etc. (Parish residents' deposit is £30). THE BALANCE OF THE HIRE FEE (total hire fee less £25) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 28 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Click on the form below to view and/or print:
Terms, Conditions & Booking Form
Temporary Event Notices
A Temporary Event Notice is required by law when alcohol is to be sold on the premises and its provision is the sole responsibility of the hirer. Application for a TEN is made through Wiltshire Council - please click here for full details and and for an application form.
CAPACITY
The capacity of the village hall is: 150 people standing or 80 seated (theatre style rows) or 70 seated at tables.
The village hall floor was replaced with a lovely new one in April 2009 - care instructions for the floor may be viewed here.
Regular users of the Village Hall include: Acorns Pre-school, Music & Movement, Autumn Club, WI, Line Dancing, Salsa Dancing and Dog Training. 
The Village Hall Management Committee politely requests that all hall users park considerately when using the hall.
The hall now has its own recycling box; please use this for clean glass, tins, cans, and paper.   
A member of the Wiltshire Village Halls Association www.wvha.org.uk
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History
Herbert Prodgers
The Village hall was originally a school, built in 1866 on the northern side of the lane leading to the church.  The squire, Herbert Prodgers, had bought the land and demolished cottages on the site.  The school and schoolhouse cost £650 and had accommodation for 100 pupils and 3 teachers.  It remained an all age school (5-15years) until new secondary school buildings opened in Chippenham in 1956.  The premises became inadequate with no permanent playing field and poor toilets, heating and ventilation.
In 1978 a new school was built in The Ridings and was opened on 11th October 1979 and the old school was disused.  In the late 1980s the old school was acquired for the parish after many years of effort and was updated to become the new Village Halls. For a history of the acquisition of the village hall please click here.
Previously the village used the building by the telephone and post boxes (now known as the Old Village Hall), which was had also been a skittle alley.

(Please note that old documents relating to the village hall, and how the current building was acquired, have been deposited with Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham www.wshc.eu).
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Items from the 1980s
Back in the 1980s the Parish Hall held several Christmas Exhibition and Sales (in the old village hall on the main street).  Click here to view copies of the lists of exhibitors from 1985 & 1986 (how times have changed!).
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Kington St Michael Parish Hall Meeting Dates

MEETING DATE

Agenda items to secretary by:

Agenda published on:

 

 

 

10th September 

 1st September

3rd September 

5th November 

27th October 

29th October 

Unless otherwise advised, all meetings will take place in the Working Menís Club at 7.30 p.m.  The AGM will take place in the Village Hall.

Please note that the VHMC meetings are not open to the public, except for the AGM.  If you have anything that you wish to bring to the VHMC's attention, please contact the Secretary, Alison Harvey on 01249-750531, e-mail: ksmvillagehallsecretary@gmail.com.  Unless otherwise advised, all meetings will take place in the Working Menís Club Committee Room at 7.30pm.  The AGM takes place in the Village Hall.

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EVENTS
Saturday 6th December 2014: Christmas Fayre.  Details to follow later this year!

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News 2013

Christmas Fayre Competition Results

Sloe gin competition - congratulations to Megan Wood, who won the trophy for the third year running!
Village picture/photo competition for adults - congratulations to Steve Barratt for his beautiful painting of the church.
Childrens' Christmas card competition - congratulations to Elizabeth and Charlotte Clark, who the childrens' Christmas card competition.  Elizabeth's cute feathery robin came first in the under 5 category and Charlotte's colourful nativity came first in the 6 - 11 category.  Well done to everyone else who entered their beautiful Christmas card creations.  Thanks to everyone's support the event raised £624 for village hall funds.

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 Village Hall Has Its Own Website

The village hall now has its own website; please visit http://www.villagehall-ksm.org.uk.

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News 2012

Christmas Fayre Competitions

The Annual Sloe Gin competition took place at the Christmas Fayre held at the Village Hall on Saturday 1st December. For the second year running the winner was Megan Wood, second was Louise Williams, and third place was taken by Dave Lemon. In spite of the scarcity of sloes this year in the local woods and hedgerows, there were sixteen entries, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed by the judges. The other competition winners were:

Children's Christmas card competition - Charlotte Clark (5 and under category), Luke Harvey (6 - 11 category). Judge, Cilla Labouchere, was very impressed by how much work had gone into all the children's entries.

Adult village picture competition - Ian Wills' photo of KSM church tower.

Father Christmas in his grotto at the Christmas Fayre on December 12th

Thank you to everyone who helped set up the hall and grotto in the run up to the Fayre, everyone who helped on the day and the people who stayed behind to help clear up.  The fayre raised £563.69 for village hall funds.