Portesham Village Hall
TO ALL HALL USERS:
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SCAFFOLDING WILL BE ERECTED, FOR THE HALL'S ROOF, ON THURSDAY THE 21ST OCTOBER IN PREPARATION FOR REPAIR WORK TO COMMENCE ON MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER.
NOTICE OF OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING; 19.30 28th OCTOBER 2021
All members of the community are welcome at this meeting.
Please join us if you can.
There is no need to give advance notice, just turn up on the night.
PORTESHAM VILLAGE HALL POST OFFICE IS A SATELLITE OF CHARLESTOWN POST OFFICE AND DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES BOTH ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
STEP 4, as from the 19th July:
The Village Hall Management Committee are recommending and encouraging the following:
• That you wear a face covering whenever entering the hall, particularly in confined spaces such as the kitchen, corridors and toilets and at more crowded events.
• For any event allowing entry to the general public, for example a village cafe:-
QR codes are still to be used by those wishing to check in using the NHS Covid 19 app or contact details may be requested to support NHS Test & Trace.
• That you keep the hall well ventilated whenever possible.
• Washing your hands regularly with soap & water or by using hand sanitiser.
• Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
• That you cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze.
We are following guidance set down by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England),
No doubt, further guidance will continue to be issued as the regulations are updated, if you are planning an event or want to start an activity, please contact our Bookings Officer, Keith Brignell by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07818032416 to discuss your requirements.
The Hall's Management Committee will meet at least quarterly in 2021 with additional
meetings, as needed, to enable us to respond to any rule changes.
The current schedule is:
19.30 Thursday 28th October AGM
Should you have any questions please contact:
Tina Miller, Secretary
PLEASE SEE VILLAGE WEBSITE MAIN PAGE FOR DRAINAGE WORK AND ROAD CLOSURES AFFECTING THE HALL IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER. - THANK YOU
Portesham Village Hall
A spacious, modern hall, situated on the edge of our historic and picturesque village in the heart of the Dorset countryside.
It has 3 rooms for hire, a lawned garden with patio and a car park.
Our maximum permitted numbers are historically according to our risk assessments based upon Fire Safety requirements.
However, the latest guidance on capacity from A.C.R.E. (Action with Communities in Rural England), the national body which supports village halls, recommends we reduce the number of people we have in the hall for Covid safety reasons.
The Hall's Trustees cannot ignore this advice so are recommending the the following limits apply to all events:
For performances, film showings and musical events, where the audience is seated theatre style in rows, the recommendation is for the maximum attendance to be 100.
For all other events where participants are seated at tables, for a quiz night or supper for example, or where they may be seated or moving around the hall, as for dances and cafés, the limit should be 65.
Main Hall - 16.20m x 9.30m including Stage 3.70m x 5.58m
There is a large fitted stage with appropriate concert style lighting.
The hall has full facilities including super-fast broadband and is suitable for conferences, celebrations and concerts.
A 4 metre electrically operated screen, an HD Optoma EH501 digital projector and professional sound system with eight surround sound speakers are available.
Ron Doble Room
4.45m x 6.35m
This room is accessed directly from the foyer, and is suitable for smaller functions and meetings.
There is a hatchway straight to the kitchen for serving teas and coffees.
A smaller committee room with table and chairs.
A portable projector and screen are available with this room.
The well fitted kitchen has a large hatch to serve the Main Hall.
It has a large expanse of worktop, 90cm electric range cooker with ceramic hob, small dish washer, drinks water boiler, microwave, fridge plus a full set of crockery, glassware and cutlery.
130 upholstered, 50 plastic & 20 plastic child's seats
8 rectangular aluminium tables 6' x 2' (suitable for outside use), each seating 6-8 people
10 rectangular melamine tables 6' x 2'6", each seating 6-8 people
10 square melamine tables 3' x 2'6", each seating 4 people
4 lower melamine tables 4' x 2'6" suitable for our children's seats
Crockery, cutlery and glasses are available
Toilet facilities: There are spacious Ladies and Gents toilets and a Disabled Toilet with baby changing facility.
Car Park: The adjacent car park can accommodate up to 20 cars.
The rear Garden, which is mainly lawned with a patio (which includes a storage bench containing 4
parasols) that runs the length of the hall, is approximately 10 metres deep with a double gated entrance from the car park.