QUAKING HOUSES VILLAGE HALL
newsletter Jun 18
About the building.
Originally opened in December 1997 the hall is an impressive space which pleasantly surprises many of our visitors. We have the potential to host almost any event, can accommodate groups for many activities and of varying sizes. As the building is a single level facility with wide doors, disabled toilet facilities and no stairs either inside or out we are proud to boast that we are fully accessible to all.
Our main hall, which is the key surprise of the building is huge and is used to host exercise classes, football training, youth club, toddler group and for children’s parties and training.
Please click on the Events tab for details of our regular groups and events and Parties tab for information about hiring the Hall for parties.
The meeting room is equipped with tables and chairs and comfortably seats 12 but can be reconfigured to accommodate different group sizes. We have equipment available to use such as projector and screen, laptops, flipchart stand and have wi-fi throughout the building making it ideal for small meetings, training sessions or group work.
Our well-equipped kitchen offers a range of meals, snacks and beverages at very reasonable prices. Our coffee machine which offers speciality coffees made with freshly ground coffee beans is accessible whenever the hall is open. Please see the café tab for further information.
We are currently in the process of improving the outdoor space at the village hall and have plans to construct a play area and a small area for local children to start enjoying gardening in a safe environment.
The village hall is also home to Community Spirit Support CIC, a not for profit organisation which provides support to local people with physical and mental health conditions. One of the services they provide is low cost massage therapy and for this purpose the small meeting room has been converted into a salon with a very relaxing atmosphere.
About the Committee.
The village hall is managed by a committee comprised of residents from Quaking Houses and South Moor. The committee, which has changed over the years, annually elects members to key positions of chairperson, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. Currently these positions are held respectively by
Dennis Pattison, David Gallagher, Sarah Blackburn & Nerise Oldfield-Thompson. The committee always welcomes new members and would love to hear from anyone who can bring new ideas, increase our expertise and knowledge base and who is keen to get involved in improving their local community.