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|Hemingford Abbots Village Hall|
Hemingford Abbots Village Hall is a Community Building open to all. Its purpose is to provide a meeting place for the community and to provide facilities for both recreational and educational activities.
Hemingford Abbots Village Hall has been awarded a prestigious 5 star "Scores on the doors" food hygiene rating. The 5 star award is the highest rating achievable. The "Scores on the doors" scheme is designed to encourage food businesses to improve and maintain high standards of food hygiene and to give customers an informed choice about where they eat out and buy food. The scheme recognises those businesses that consistently maintain high standards and comply with the law. Certificate
The Hall is a charity, Registered Charity Number 1078838. A Management Committee of elected and appointed members, who are the Trustees of the Charity, run it on behalf of the community of Hemingford Abbots. Four committee members are elected annually and each of the user groups are entitled to appoint a representative to become a committee member. Additional members may be co-opted to fill any skill or experience vacancies. The officers of the charity at present are:
The Foyer provides not only a "greeting" area but is an access to the Hall and Meeting Room and also the cloakroom and toilet facilities. This foyer may be used for small gatherings and leads into the main Hall through double doors.
The Main Kitchen is well appointed, being equipped with a double electric range oven, two larder firdges plus a fridge/ freezeer, a commercial dishwashe and ample work surfaces. It is well stocked with a range of cooking pans and utensils, and crockery & cutlery to serve 120 people. The kitchen serves the main hall through serving hatches and service doors. It has been awarded 5 stars by the local Environmental Health Officer.
The Meeting Room, which is separate from the main hall and has it's own kitchen, is smaller and more intimate and can accommodate up to 30 in theatre style or a smaller number at tables. It can be used for a variety of events and is self-sufficient with it's own facilities.
The Small Kitchen serves the Meeting Room when two separate functions are in progress. It is equipped to supply light buffets and hot and cold drinks.
The Rear Gardens are accessed through double doors from the rear of the main hall which lead to a landscape that includes a large patio, pergola, lawns and shrubbery. The garden overlooks the village park on one side and on the other there is a car park, which is screened off by fencing.
Car Park The village hall has car park, free for use by hall users and connects to the hall and gardens by a gate from the drive.
Free WiFi is available throughout the hall and the access details are available in the foyer.
Bookings We endeavour to keep our rates low and only revise rates to reflect our actual running costs. It is our intention to offer economical meeting rates to our community and our neighbours. Therefore we operate a 2 tier pricing policy:
The minimum let is for two hours. Staging is available at extra cost. Use of white linen tablecloths will incur extra costs for laundering.
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