Village Hall

The village hall was originally the village Church of England School built in 1874. It remained in use as the only school, then as an infant's school until 1972 when the new Greens Norton Primary School was built for pupils aged 4 to 11 years.

Whilst still a school many local events were held there such as dances; meetings; whist drives' etc. In 1973 the Benham Trust acquired the property and leased it to the village for a peppercorn rent. It became a registered charity (number265157) and was managed according to the Trust Deed dated 10th January 1973, by a committee who became Trustees of the Charity. The Parish Council were the Custodian Trustees.


On the 4th July 1997 the Benham Trust gave the property to the village and it was vested in the Official Custodian for Charities on the 15th April 1998. The Parish Council no longer has any responsibility and a Management Committee drawn from user groups looks after the fabric and interests of the village hall. Most of these members are registered as Trustees with the Charity Commission and meet on the first Monday evening each month.

Chairman: Philip Stewart 01327 351597

Treasurer: TBA - Contact 07980 253517 if required

Bookings: Teresa Exell 01327 352727

Other Committee members Teresa Exell; Nigel Jones; Dorrie Kingsleigh-Smith 

The village hall comprises large hall; small hall; kitchen; toilets and two enclosed playgrounds. The large hall can accommodate 100 people standing or 75 seated. The small hall is approximately half this size. The stacking chairs are upholstered and comfortably supportive. There are small tables and chairs for the use of young children which makes the village hall a popular venue for children's birthday parties. The large hall with its high vaulted ceiling makes it possible to use a bouncy castle indoors, and the two enclosed playgrounds for outside activities.

Many groups of people of all ages use the village hall seven days a week, (most popular being exercise, choir, dancing, bowls and table tennis) as well as one off bookings for parties and meetings. It is used as a Polling Station for local, central and European elections.

Hiring Charges:

General Hourly Rate Hourly Rate for Regular Users
Large Hall £8.50 Large Hall £6.30
Small Hall £4.40 Small Hall £3.30
Half Large Hall £4.40 Half Large Hall £3.30
Whole Hall £12.75 Whole Hall £9.60

There is no extra charge for the use of the kitchen, and this includes the dishwasher.