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Kington St Michael Village Hall

Kington St Michael Village Hall
Kington St Michael Village Hall, SN14 6HX.
Registered Charity No. 274550
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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 Chairman is Mrs Kay Sambell.
The Treasurer is Mr Ian Wills.
For booking enquiries please email ksmhallbookings@gmail.com
The Secretary to the Village Hall Management Committee is Alison Harvey, who can be contacted via ksmvillagehallsecretary@gmail.com.

The 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
Louise Williams WI (KSM) Rep
Joan Gilbert PCC Rep
Molly Hill Autumn Club Rep
Glennis Clark All Angels WI Rep
tba Acorns Rep
Ian Gray
Parish Council Rep

Committee Meetings

7th January 2019

Unless otherwise advised, all meetings will take place in Kington St Michael Club at 7.30pm.  The AGM* takes 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.  


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

Weekdays

Weekday Evenings

 Weekends

Residents £6 per hour
Non-residents £7 per hour
Residents £7 per hour
Non-residents £8 per hour

Residents £8 per hour
Non-residents £9 per hour

Bookings Diary

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.

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 brand 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

WiFi available for village hall users


News

Monday 14th January 2019:
Film night poster 14.01.19
Film night
showing "Swimming with Men" (Cert 12).
Rob Brydon stars as a man suffering from a mid-life crisis, who finds new meaning in his life after joining an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Doors open at 7pm, trailers start at 7.30pm and the main film starts at 8pm.
The film is shown on a large screen and refreshments are available. Tickets £7 on the door or in advance from the village shop.


 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 http://www.wshc.eu//).

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!).


News

2017

December: Christmas Fayre Update
This year's fayre made a total of £619.57 for the village hall funds.
The winner of the sloe gin competition was Elfryn Humphreys. The children’s Christmas card competition was won by Tabitha Kallaway in the under-fives age group and Tabitha Sidaway in the age five to elevens.

2016

December: Christmas Fayre Update

The winners of the home-made mince pie competition are:
1st Rosemary Johnson
2nd Kay Sambell
3rd Louise Williams

The winners of the children's Christmas card are:
Under 5s - Jessica Turner
Age 6 - 11 - Tabitha Sidaway

Winners of the sloe gin competition are:
1st Megan Woods
2nd Louise Grant
3rd Gianfranco Chicco

This year's fayre made a total of £656.11 for the village hall funds. 

April: The hall was packed for our film night, showing the popular "Lady in the Van", written by Alan Bennett and starring Maggie Smith.

2015

Village Hall Car Park
The Village Hall Management Committee would like to remind villagers that the village hall car park is only for village hall users and shop customers. Recently, a number of paying village hall users have not been able to park. Thank you!

Rural Arts Touring Event
A good time was had by those lucky enough to attend Seven Ages in the village hall; £86.83 was raised for hall funds.

Father Christmas in his grotto 2012