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The Village Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Main Hall
The Meeting Room

The Story of Wrentham Village Hall

A new purpose built hall for the village to replace the existing Town Hall was first discussed by the Parish Council and then the Town Hall Committee in September 1983.

 

A public meeting was also held, where it was agreed to press ahead as quickly as possible with the building of a new community hall.  There was a lot of enthusiasm in the village for this project, and this continued to the opening of a new Community Hall in 1986 and, I believe, continues to this day through a dedicated band of volunteers!

 

A decision was taken to sell the existing Town Hall and use the proceeds from the sale towards a new purpose built Village Hall on a site adjacent to the existing British Legion Hut, on the corner of London Road and Southwold Road.

 

Outline planning permission for a new village hall was obtained immediately prior to these meetings.

 

The total cost of the new Village Hall was estimated to be approx. £105,000 to £110,000.  The cost would be funded by the proceeds from the sale of the Town Hall (approx. £24,000), a grant from the Waveney District Council (approx. £50,000), together with a loan from the WDC (approx. £17,000), and finally money raised by the villagers including the running of a weekly prize draw, started in September 1983, to be run in the village, which would raise in excess of £50 to £40 per week.

 

The WDC advised that the grant funding would not be available until at least two years hence, and therefore design work commenced with a start date of 1985 in mind.

 

There were many individuals and local companies who gave their time and expertise to the project from start to completion and it hardly seems fair to single anyone out.

 

However, I think special mention should be made of the individuals and businesses below, so in no particular order:

 

· The Royal British Legion and Adnams Brewery for donating the land on which the old RBL Hut stood thus providing an access to the project, and Benacre Estates for donating a large part of the remainder of the land on which the new Hall stands today.

· The Wrentham Parish Council for support and encouragement.

· All those who served at various times on the Village Hall Committee, and those who still manage the running of the Hall today.

· The late Mr Geoff Sallows.

 · The late Mrs Sylvia Chatten.

 · Don Bowman who designed the Hall, obtained planning permission and building control approval and supervised the project from start to finish, all in his own time and at no cost to the project.

 · Mick Burley Carpenter and Joiner.

 · Boggis Electrical.

 ·To those in the Village who supported the project by freely giving their time, especially all who turned out on weekends in the late winter to lay thousands of block paviors, or to apply many gallons of paint to the internal walls, and many other tasks!

 · The Building Company in Kessingland who built the structure of the Hall.

 · And with my apologies to anyone I have not mentioned – you know who you are.

 

The Hall was proudly and officially opened in 1986 by Sir John Gooch of Benacre Estates.

 

This project was achieved with a huge local effort by everyone in the village, and is one of which the village should be justifiably proud!  

 

By Dave Selwyn

 

We  also thank Dave Selwyn for his involvement in the project.             

 

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WHAT’S ON in the VILLAGE HALL

BADMINTON

is played in the Village Hall on TUESDAY evenings

after 8.00pm

BINGO

is played in the Village Hall on MONDAY afternoons

 

 

LADYBIRDS

4th TUESDAY of the month at 7-30pm

We have been in existence now for 11 years and are a small friendly club. Our motto is come as a visitor and leave as a friend’. We have social events,meals out,trips and parties.

Our speakers for this year are craft, antiques, forestry ,sugar craft. A years membership is £14
Please contact Nuala 01502 675179,  Lindsay 01502 675766

or  Audrey 01502 675251

 

 

PILATES

6.00 - 7.00pm on Wednesdays

£5.50 per session

Mats provided / all abilities welcome

Contact: Helen Pybus Tel: 07814651740

 

Time 4 Tea   

A get together for local people to come to the Village Hall,

have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee & cake or biscuits, and to

meet up with friends and make new friends

Monday mornings  10.30 am - 12.00 pm

 Village Hall address: Wrentham  Village Hall

                                            London Road

                                            Wrentham

                                             Beccles

                                             NR34 7HJ

 

The hall can be hired for wedding receptions, parties and other  activities. It has a very high ceiling and is, therefore, suitable for badminton.

 

  It has:          A Main Hall with Stage

                          Games Room

                          Meeting room

                          Kitchen

                          and  toilets

                                                                                            

For Booking Fees and Availability contact:  

 

Mrs Angela Day

9 Priory Road

Wrentham   NR34 7LR

Tel:  01502 675262

email:  angela@daydream.freeserve.co.uk

 

Village Hall Committee

 

CHAIRMAN: Dr Nigel Drane

SECRETARY:  Mr David Reeves

TREASURER:  Mr Stanton Sallows

BOOKING CLERK:  Mrs Angela Day

Nuala Wilson

David Bunkell

David & Vanessa Fletcher

Dale Yates

Wrentham Village Hall