Portesham Village Hall
The Village Hall Management Committee continue to recommend and encourage the following:
• Keep the hall well ventilated whenever possible.
• Hand sanitisers will continue to be available.
• Please stay at home if you feel unwell or have tested positive for Covid.
Limits on attendance have returned to pre-Covid levels (see below) but it is the responsibility of user groups/hirers to limit attendance further if they so wish.
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 according to our risk assessments based upon Fire Safety requirements.
For performances, film showings and musical events, where the audience is seated theatre style in rows, the official maximum attendance is 150, however, it is recommended and requested that this capacity be kept to a more comfortable 120 which allows for a bar to be in operation at the rear of the hall.
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 is 100.
Main Hall 20.2m x 9.2m
includes Stage 3.7m x 5.6m
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 ideally suitable for smaller functions and meetings.
There is a hatchway straight to the kitchen for serving refreshments.
A smaller committee room with a table and chairs, ideal for meetings of up to 10.
A portable projector and screen are also 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.
INFORMATION FROM THE POST OFFICE CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF PORTESHAM POST OFFICE:
"AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE ABOVE POST OFFICE CLOSED LAST YEAR FOR REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AS THE POSTMASTER RESIGNED AND WITHDREW THE PREMISES FOR POST OFFICE USE. SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN EXPLORING OUR OPTIONS FOR RESTORING A POST OFFICE SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS IN THE AREA, BUT SO FAR WE HAVE RECEIVED NO INTEREST OR FORMAL APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE THEREFORE BEEN UNABLE TO IDENTIFY A SUITABLE SOLUTION AND THIS IS TO ADVISE YOU THAT AS THERE HAVE BEEN NO SUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES TO RE-ESTABLISH A SERVICE, THIS BRANCH WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
WE REGRET THAT WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO RESTORE A SERVICE LOCALLY AND HAVE PROVIDED DETAILS AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE OF POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE BRANCHES IN THE AREA."
NETWORK PROVISION LEAD
ALTERNATIVE POST OFFICE SERVICES: ABBOTSBURY POST OFFICE DT3 4LF, MARTINSTOWN POST OFFICE DT2 9JP.