Village Hall

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Newton Poppleford Village Hall

Newton Poppleford Village Hall is a lovely historic building in a central village location, and a perfect venue for private and commercial needs.

The main hall seats up to 80 people and benefits from having a raised stage, wooden dance floor and further seating for 15 people on an upstairs balcony. A smaller conference room which seats up to 10 people is also available. Tables and comfortable seating can be arranged as you require.

Some car parking is situated next to village hall, with further car parking close by in School Lane Car Park.

The rates are £8 per hour for the main hall and £4 per hour for the small conference room; both include use of good kitchen facilities. To book the hall please contact Janey Drake on 01395 568571.

Village Hall Regular Events

The Parish Magazine lists many activities which take place in the Village Hall.

As at March 2018 the weekly meetings are:

Mondays

10.00 – 12.00

Square Dancing

 

18.45 – 19.45

Zumba

 

20.00

Dog Training

Tuesdays

19.30

Bowls

Wednesdays

10.00 – 12.00

Bowls

 

19.00

Bridge

Thursdays

14.00 – 16.00

American Square Dancing

 

19.00

Whist

The Parish Magazine also advertises regular monthly events (e.g. History Club) and one-off events (e.g. coffee mornings, Bingo, quizzes, talks, theatre productions, etc.)

Background

The Village Hall was acquired by the village in 1909, and an extension was gifted to the Parish by local benefactor Willoughby Statham Smith in about 1930. It had originally been built as a Wesleyan Chapel in about 1815. Note that the hall is a separate charity, not owned by the Parish Council.

A copy of a document from 1960 can be downloaded here, which records the names of the first Village Hall Committee, hiring rates etc.