Hambridge Village Hall News:
November 2021 – The Parish Council have recently been successful in obtaining two fabulous grants for the HWRT to go into improving the village hall even further. The funding was from the ‘Opening Up Safely and Reconnecting Communities Fund’, that Somerset County Council had allocated monies for, and SALC were managing on their behalf. The Parish Council worked closely with HWRT to obtain the following:
- £1,500.00 to go towards the installation of a hearing loop for the main hall and committee room. The acoustics in the multi-purpose hall are poor and The Village Hall committee will now go ahead and install a hearing loop to assist those in the community who have difficulty with hearing. The school also use the hall on a daily basis and on occasions have had young people, parents or others with hearing aids attending school events.
- £3,524.00 to go towards upgrading the audio-visual provision. The committee are acutely aware that some residents of Hambridge and Westport, who have always led an active social life with village activities, have become very isolated during lockdown and are concerned about mixing again, so they are looking for projects that will support them to get out safely and re-engaged in community activities. Some of the audio visual equipment is now ‘aged’ and they have been recommended that they need upgrading. This grant will now enable them to restart their popular film nights again, but now with HD film quality standards plus a new projector!
The Parish Council and HWRT wish to thank SCC and SALC for all their help with this. Further updates will follow…
Hambridge Village Hall
Situated overlooking the Somerset Levels and Burrow Hill, The Hambridge and Westport Village Hall must be in one of the most beautiful locations in Somerset. Centrally situated on the B3168 between Curry Rivel and Ilminster, Hambridge is 14 miles from Taunton , 20 miles from Bridgwater and 13 miles from Yeovil. Our Post Code is TA10 0AZ. Built in 1982 and fitted to a high standard. With full regulatory compliance, including DDA and Fire regulations you can be sure that all your needs can be safely catered for. The hall has a large off-road parking with additional supplementary parking. The playing fields surround the Hall and provide the opportunity to include an external dimension to your booking. Equipped with full AV capability to make your meeting or event have that extra special impact. A public access Internet connection is available. The hall includes the main hall, kitchen, committee room, bar and upstairs lounge.
With adequate toilets, including DDA compliant and baby changing facilities, store rooms and cloakroom facilities, the Hall can meet a wide variety of needs. A choice of tables and chairs are available including eight-seat round tables, and a range of crockery. The Hall can seat up to 146 for dinner with an increased capacity of up to 240 for other types of event.
The roomy kitchen will allow you to cater for events being held in the Main Hall or Committee room. From three course dinners to light refreshments, and with a double hatch to the Main Hall, the kitchen can allow you to provide your own catering, or act as a serving area for external catering companies.
The Committee room can be arranged for social events, business presentations and meetings or as an ante-room for the Main Hall. Picture windows overlook the Somerset Levels, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A Licenced Bar is available operated by the Village Hall Committee. The well stocked bar can be provided for your event as the Hall is fully licensed. Our bar management staff will be pleased to provide a service that is just right for you.
Please contact Ian Dunster firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian’s phone number is 01460 282913 and his mobile number is 07968 959479
Village Hall Committee
The Village Hall and the Playing Field are managed by The Hambridge and Westport Recreation Trust. Committee meetings are held on the 1st Monday of every month (Jan, March,etc) from 8.00pm, at present using the Internet.