Little Kingshill Village Society

 

Little Kingshill Village Society Web Site By Roger Fuggle

 

Little Kingshill Village Hall

 

In the heart of Little Kingshill, adjacent to the primary school, is the Village Hall. This attractive and well-maintained venue is used by residents and a wide range of local groups, and is available for hire by village residents at a modest cost.

 

 

Facilities

 

The Village Hall has two rooms available for hire

 

The main hall:
• 12m x 7.5m auditorium
• 5m x 7.5m raised stage
• Good quality chairs and tables
• Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, microwave, cooker
• Crockery, cutlery, glasses, pans
• Versatile audio system and induction loop
• HD video projector with 3m screen
• Central heating
• Carpeted front lobby
• Disabled toilet with baby changing table
• Ramp up to double front doors and electric push-pad for disabled access

 

 

The Hall can accommodate up to 160 people standing/dancing or 94 people seated/dining (excluding helpers in kitchen and performers on stage). There is a tarmac car park at the front of the Hall with spaces for 16 cars plus one disabled parking space.

 

The Committee Room:
• 4.8m x 6m meeting room, with dividing partition
• Separate entrance with ramp up to door at rear of building
• Has own toilets

 

 

The committee room can comfortably accommodate 16 people sitting at tables or up to 30 people seated in rows.

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Bookings

 

The Village Hall is available for hire to residents of Little Kingshill, and to residents of the neighbouring Nags Head Lane and Heath End areas, and also to clubs and organisations run for their benefit. It can be hired at weekends, during school holidays, and in any vacant slots after 3.15pm on weekdays. The hirer or a member of the hirer’s organisation must live within the catchment area (see map below).

To make a booking, please refer to the contact details in the Village Society Handbook, or send us an enquiry on the form here:

(Hall Booking Enquiry Form)

 

Regular Weekly Bookings:

Day                  Time                       Hall                                                Committee Room
Monday         15.15 - 16.00           French Class
                       18.45 - 20.45           Pilates                                        
Tuesday        18.10 – 20.15         Yoga
Wednesday  15.15 - 16.00         French Class

                         19.15 - 22.45         Table Tennis
Thursday       17.25 – 21.25         Pilates
Friday            16.00 - 19.00         Children’s Music Class

Saturday        09.00 - 12.00                                                                Children's Sewing Group
                        08.45 - 10.45        Yoga

Regular Monthly Bookings:

Day                     Time                         Hall                                                 Committee Room
1st Wednesday 20.00 - 22.00                                                                   LK Village Society
2nd Thursday     13.30 - 17.00         Little Kingshill Womens Institute
Last Friday         19.30 - 22.30         Bucks Potters

3rd Thursday      19.30 - 22.00                                                                    LKVHMC

(Bimonthly)

 

 

Booking Conditions

 

Individual PDF documents relating to hiring the Hall can be downloaded: List of Amenities, Conditions of Hire,
Booking Form (one-off), Booking Form (regular users), Hirer’s Check of Amenities, Hire Charges, Assessment of Penalties.

 

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Find Us

 

The Village Hall is located on Windsor Lane in the centre of the village adjacent to the lower end of Little Kingshill Combined School. The closest side street is Meadow Cottages. For satnav the postcode is HP16 0DZ.

If driving from Amersham on the A413 turn left onto Deep Mill Lane, just before the railway bridge, then left onto Windsor Lane. Pass Watchet Lane on the left and the Hall is approximately 800m on the left.

If driving from Great Missenden, turn right off London Road at Nag’s Head, go under the railway bridge and follow Windsor Lane to the left uphill for 1km. Pass Deep Mill Lane and then Watchet Lane, both on the left, and the Hall is 800m ahead, also on the left.

If driving from Great Kingshill, follow Heath End Road, and pass Hare Lane on the left. Continue along Windsor Lane, passing the Common on the left and the School on the right. The Hall gateway is the next on the right just before a slight bend in the road.

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History

 

The Village Hall was built in 1957 by the County Council to replace the old Memorial Hall, a First World War army hut, erected on land gifted for the purpose in Meadow Cottages behind the present Nursery School. The hut was purchased with money from a Thanksgiving Fund raised by the village in memory of the Little Kingshill men who had fallen in or survived the First World War. The site on which the present Village Hall and the First School now stand was given to the County Council by the Trustees of the Memorial Hall, with a substantial donation for the building work from the Thanksgiving Fund. Chiltern District Council also contributed to the construction of the Hall, which is unique in that it is the only village hall in the county owned and maintained by Bucks County Council (BCC). The Trust Deed (called Licence) between BCC and the Trustees grants the village use of the Hall on a 99-year lease, due to expire in 2056.

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Hall Committee

 

All members of the Management Committee are volunteers, who work as a team to keep the Hall in good condition for the benefit of hirers and as an attractive facility for the village. Currently the Officers of the Committee are:

Chairman: Alan Bristow
Minutes Secretary: Wendy James
Treasurer: Richard Chantler
Bookings: Terresa Clark

The Annual Report for 2014 can be downloaded here .

The minutes of the AGM in November 2014 can be downloaded here .

 

The Hall is owned by Buckinghamshire County Council and is used Monday to Friday during term time by Little Kingshill Combined School. The Hall is held in Trust by the Trustees of the Memorial Community Centre, Charity no. 300292, and managed by the voluntary Little Kingshill Village Hall Management Committee. All proceeds go to the provision and improvement of facilities in the Hall, which is maintained to a high standard for the benefit of all who use it.


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