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REEDHAM VILLAGE HALL


Welcome to the Reedham Village Hall website



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HISTORY

The Village Hall was built in 1990 by R. G. Carters of Norwich and was formally opened by Mrs Rishenda Glover who lived on the Riverside Reedham, (Mr Glover sadly had died by this time and he did not see the village hall or the proposed land) Mrs Glover has also sadly has now passed away. The playing field is accurately named "The Searchlight Field" which acquired its name from the events of "2nd World War" were the searchlights was used to spot enemy aircraft which flew over Reedham, little is known about how many searchlights there were on the field, but it was estimated there were 4 spot lights, there are no remains or any photos available to suggest any different. The village hall throughout its life has had continued refurbishment and to this day this refurbishment is still taking place.


On the playing field there is a large play area which is suitable for all ages and is well used. The money used to buy most of this play equipment came from the building companies that built two small housing estates in Reedham, one opposite the station and one on farm land off station road.


The plaque on the wall in the main hall has the words:


      "This Hall. Funded By The People of Reedham Was Opened On The 23rd February 1991 By Mrs Richenda Glover"



STAGE

The extension and stage started work in April 2006 and was all completed by May 2007.

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This achievement could not have happened if it wasn't for the generous foundation donation from Mr and Mrs Glover, and also grant money sponsored by "Biffaward". We were very fortunate to have Susie Fowler-Watt from the BBC who officially opening our new extension and stage on 15th July 2007 at the Village Hall Fun Day.


TODAY

Various changes have been made over the year resulting in superb facilities including;

    Ladies & Gents Toilets and Disabled Toilet with baby changing facilities.

    A Fully fitted kitchen

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    A large stage in the Main hall with state of the art cinema equipment

    Fully licensed for up to 120 people


FINANCING

The running costs of the hall are paid out of income received from lettings, equipment and furniture hire and cinema takings. Other than a paid cleaner the Hall is run by volunteers who simply ask that users leave the hall as they find it.


HALL USES

Membership and hall use The hall and rooms are available to hire for private parties, special occasions and even wedding receptions, all at reasonable rates.

Further discounts and benefits can be gained if you obtain membership of the Reedham Community Association. This only costs annually 5 per person 7.50 per family and organisations using the hall can obtain affiliate membership for only 12.50 e-mail ReedhamVillageHall@yahoo.co.uk


The Village Hall in Reedham has a variety of activities from weekly clubs to seasonal stage pantomimes.


      Stage performances by Nomads and Centre Stage Players

      Badminton Club, Thursday mornings, (they have been going since the hall was first built!)

      Sure Start, Toddlers & Children's Group, Friday morning Tuesday afternoons

      Monthly WI meetings

      Parish Council meetings

      Whist Drives

      Aerobics Saturday Mornings

      Monthly Cash Bingo's

      Monthly Woman's Royal British Legion

      Knitting Club

      Pigeon Club at the Pavilion weekly (seasonal)

      Music Group, Tuesday mornings

      Gardening Club with annual shows

      Tennis

      Jumble Sales

      Quiz Nights

      Fete

      Discos

      Cinema box office films on large screen

      East Egg Hunt

      Ballroom & Sequence Dances

      Christmas Fayre

      Bonfire Night & Firework Display

      Spiritual Psychic Mediums evenings

      Private Parties, birthdays etc

      Wedding receptions


With the cinema equipment the hall can also be used for presentations with the user needing to bring only a laptop.


Just like our predecessors the present Village Hall Committee is determined to continually improve the facilities for the benefit of the local community. They are:

          Chairman Chris Bradbury
          Secretary Julie Mace
          Treasurer Allan Rockach
          Bookings Secretary Angie Woolsey