Puriton Village Hall
The Hall was officially opened by the Marquess of Bath on Thursday 26th August 1937. The opening ceremony was held at 3.30 pm and was followed by a dance in the evening. The admission price on the invitation was two shillings (10 pence).
The village hall is not managed by the Parish Council. The managing committee is made up of volunteers who represent the regular user groups and also members of the village elected on to the committee at the AGM. This takes place on the first Wednesday in May. The trustee committee members are: Mark Healey, Chairman, Alan Scott, Vice Chairperson, with David Powell, Treasurer and members Grace Sellick, Brenda Burrows, Mollie Gooding, Rev Doris Goddard, Mrs Denise Eggington, Mrs Tina Otley, Miss Abigail Jones, Mrs Jenny Morgan, Mrs Ivy Ryan, Mrs Linda Griffiths, Ms Frances Falks, Mrs Carolyn Esslemont, Mr Brian Wood and Mrs Kim Heathcote.
Village hall committee meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month except August and are held in the committee room of the hall. Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
The village hall is well used with lots of activities and groups making use of the venue including Sunshine Pre-school, Puriton Afternooon Club, Puriton Players, WI, Rainbows, Brownies, Karate, Bingo, T'ai Chi, sequence dancing as well as an annual flower show and meetings of the parish council. In addition there is the annual pantomime put on by the Puriton Players and a variety of fundraising events run by the village hall committee.
The grounds immediately around the hall have a play area for younger children, as well as a field and MUGA managed by the Puriton Playing Fields charity.
The hall is available for hire for private functions such as birthday parties, weddings, meetings and such like. The facilities include a new fully equipped kitchen, parking, disabled access and toilets. The hall has wireless broadband internet access plus a projector for use with presentations.
The current rate for use of the hall is £12 per hour.
Should anyone wish to book the hall they should contact the booking clerk Emma Otley on 01278 685394 or 07427 915397.
Puriton Village Hall
MUGA photgraph courtesy of Tim Salter.