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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 )
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.
The latest improvement, in 2016, is the installation of 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 throughout 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 Rural Communities in 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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