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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

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.
The Bookings Secretary is Mrs Sheila Wills, tel. 01249-758189, e-mail
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:



Kay Sambell Chair
Claire Marlow Vice Chair
Ali Harvey Secretary
Ian Wills Treasurer
Sheila Wills Booking Clerk
Louise Williams WI Rep
Joan Gilbert PCC Rep
Liz Allen Parish Council Rep
tba Acorns Rep

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


Weekday Evenings


Residents £6.50
per hour
Non-residents £7.50
per hour
Residents £7.50
per hour
Non-residents £8.50
per hour

Residents £8.50
per hour

Non-residents £9.50
per hour

Bookings Diary

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 here to view and/or print the 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.  

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

The committee is currently looking to fill 2 posts at the village hall – a supervisor/cleaner and a cleaner. Both roles are part-time and include occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Supervisor/cleaner £10.50/hour - supervising other cleaning staff; cleaning, some admin work and small maintenance jobs.  Cleaner £9.50/hour.

Please phone or email Kay Sambell for more information or to register your interest - (01249) 750205, kaysambell@gmail.com.


KSM Christmas Fayre – save the date!
Saturday 11th December, 10am – 1pm.
Lady with Christmas presents
There will be an outdoor Christmas market feel to the fayre this year.
The Fayre will be held on Saturday 11th December,
from 10am – 1pm, with stalls in the village hall courtyard and a few stalls inside. The indoor café will be open as usual selling hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies and sandwiches.
If you have any unwanted presents in the back of your cupboards, we would love to have them for the tombola stall.  Please drop them off at Joan Gilbert’s house – 26 The Ridings.  Thank you!


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 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!).

Old Village Hall




December: Christmas Fayre
Many thanks to all those who supported this year's Christmas Fayre; the winner of the children's Christmas card competition was Tabitha Kallaway. The fayre raised £650.74 for hall funds.

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!

Father Christmas in his grotto 2012
Father Christmas in his grotto at the annual Christmas Fayre