Kington St Michael Village Hall
Kington St Michael Village Hall, SN14 6HX.
Registered Charity No. 274550
Village Hall will now take bookings for dates after 1st August 2021. This
will of course depend on Government regulations in force at the time.
Any bookings can be changed and deposits refunded as necessary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Secretary to the Village Hall Management Committee is Alison Harvey, who can be contacted via email@example.com.
The Management Committee, and the organisations they represent, consists of:
||WI (KSM) Rep|
||Autumn Club Rep|
||All Angels WI Rep|
||Parish Council 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Temporary Event NoticesA 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 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!).
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 at the annual Christmas Fayre