Location: Bucklesham Village Hall is located in Levington Lane, Bucklesham.
Management: The Village Hall is owned by the village, has Charitable Trust Status and is managed by village residents who act as trustees
Chairman: Kevin Sharman
Secretary: Rosemary Watson
Treasurer: Rosemary Watson
The hall has a sprung wooden floor which makes it ideal for dances as well as shows and sports events. At the far end of the hall is a stage with 2 dressing rooms and a toilet behind.
The seating options are very flexible with modern padded stackable chairs and new lightweight folding tables. The hall can accommodate 150 people at a dance 150 close seated as for a show or 100 seated at tables for a dinner or cabaret evening
The kitchen is very spacious and has new cookers, microwave, dishwasher and a fridge. There are substantial amounts of cups, saucers and plates but not cutlery. Some assorted glassware is available although it is advisable to hire your own for large numbers. There is a serving hatch to the main room. These facilities provide any potential hirer which just what is required for any private party or function.
There is also a further small room off the hall which is mainly used for storage but can be used for e.g. laying out food for a party if there is a bar in the kitchen
The hall has recently undergone a renovation. The ceiling, lights and radiators were replaced in 2014 along with the frontage of the hall. Following on from this in 2015 the interior entrance doors were replaced and the toilets completely updated to include disabled and baby changing facilities. Also the floor was sanded and resealed
Costs: The Village Hall is available for hiring to residents and non- residents and the costs are as follows:
Dances £75.00; Private Parties - Residents £90.00, Non- Residents £140.00;
Children's Parties - Residents £45.00, Non-Residents £50.00; Clubs and Organisations £20 per session. Other events may attract different rates depending on requirements of hirer.
For dances and parties a £100 refundable deposit on booking is required , For booking enquiries please contact Evelyn Bloomfield: 01473 659504 or Rosemary Watson: 01473659505
There are many clubs and societies that use the hall on a regular basis these include:
Whist Drives on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays contact Evelyn Bloomfield: 01473 659504.
Carpet Bowls on Monday evenings contact Derek Barrett: 01473 659821.
Gardening Club on the 1st Wednesday monthly contact Ann Ramsey: 01473 659440.
Womens Institute on the 3rd Wednesday monthly contact Ann Ramsey: 01473 659440.
Bucklesham Village Choir - most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (Bucklesham residents only!) contact Ashley Betts:www.musicmanbetts.co.uk
Bucklesham Players - pantomime and Variety Show annually. Meet Tuesday evenings when in rehearsal. Contact Valerie Smith (Secretary): 01473 659619
St Mary's Church Lunch Group - 4th Tuesday monthly. Please contact Elizabeth Fern; 01473 659457 for further information