WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS from May 17th 2021
Hirers must consider the following and must rigidly adhere to the
Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell: Nobody should attend the premises if they have symptoms or are self-isolating due to symptoms in their household.
Clean your hands often: Sanitiser or soap and water will be provided at entry and exit points, running water, soap and paper towels in toilets and kitchens.
Respiratory hygiene: Everyone needs to be encouraged to avoid touching their mouth, eyes, and nose. Tissues need to be disposed of into a bin, then hands cleaned. “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” posters have been posted in the Hall.
Regular cleaning of surfaces that are touched frequently: including door handles, handrails, tabletops, sinks, toilet areas, kitchen surfaces. Ordinary domestic products can be used.
Maintain social distancing where possible: Social distancing guidelines currently require at least 2 metres (3 steps) to be maintained between individuals and groups of up to 2 households where possible and, where not possible, 1metre plus other mitigation measures. Bookings can be accepted for events where social distancing can be maintained and contacts below 2m are minimised and transitory, but certain types of events cannot yet be held.
St Margaret’s Hall uses personal data for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, running and marketing events at the hall and its fundraising activities. Data may be retained for up to 7 years for accounts purposes and for longer where required by the Hall’s insurers. If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data please read our Policy and Procedures.
The Village Hall AGM should have taken place on 16th May 2020 but, having considered the alternatives, the Committee agreed to postpone it until we can safely hold a physical meeting. Rest assured that the Hall is still being visited regularly and any necessary maintenance will be carried out.
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The Committee is anxious to recruit new members. Anyone living in Horsington or South Cheriton is welcome to put themselves forward for election. The Committee meets four times a year at the Hall, usually in the evening; but the AGM is normally held on a Saturday morning followed by a meeting of the newly elected Committee. If you would like to volunteer, please speak with John Macdonald 01963 370444.
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Horsington Village Hall, also known as St Margaret’s Hall, lying, as it does midway between Horsington and South Cheriton, is ideally placed for the inhabitants of both villages.
The Hall, built in 1907, has been extensively modernized, refurbished and extended in recent years with financial help from the Lottery Fund, Sport England, Local Authorities and charities, to provide a Community Centre that has excellent kitchen facilities and an area that is just large enough for a badminton court. (Click for layout plan ). Easily mountable sections can be put together to form platforms or a full stage across the northern end of the Hall and more substantial stage sections can be hired at extra cost. Given the access to the adjoining sports changng rooms it is possible to mount plays, musicals or pantomimes without difficulty.
The external parts were repainted in 2013 and the interior of the Hall was redecorated in 2015. There are changing rooms and showers for cricket and football, on the nearby playing fields, and off-road parking for 25 or so cars.
In 2016, we installed new radiators and ceiling fans, which force warm air back down into the Hall instead of allowing it to escape upwards, thereby maintaining a uniform heat and ensuring that the building heats up rapidly.
Thanks to the generosity of local resident, Rupert Martin, Chairman of Dextra Lighting in Gillingham, new LED lighting has been installed in 2017, much improving the light in all areas of the building.
Because of its isolation from other buildings, parties can be held with minimum disturbance, and Horsington Village Hall holds a public licence for music and dancing for up to 120 people. Temporary licence for an event, including the sale of alcohol, (TENS) can be obtained from South Somerset District Council.
Horsington Village Hall has been awarded Hallmark 1 status by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). Hallmark 1 highlights good practice around hiring arrangements and booking procedures, insurance and maintenance of the hall and is an indication that the management of the Hall is of a very high standard.
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