Ecchinswell Village Hall - 2019
We were blessed with a new purpose built village hall in 2001. The hall was constructed more for a sports hall, with design faults and it became difficult to hire out for social functions. These problems were identified and corrected with the help of the committee and fund raising group, we are also supported by several local trusts. We are indebted to Greenham Common Trust for their support and other charities and government departments. We have upgraded the floor, fitted a
new suspended ceiling, added insulation, lights, heating and car park tarmac, all to make the hall more user friendly.
Upgrading the second playing pitch, to allow junior teams to play adjacent to senior teams. We have also repaired the play park. We have some money in the bank and a regular hiring schedule of local clubs and functions held in the hall. These include birthday parties, wedding receptions, dances and we hold regular fund raising events including our popular quiz and race evenings to support the continual maintenance of our Village Hall.
The ethos for the hall is to maintain it and keep it in good condition. To improve the hall, playing fields, and car park. To provide a lasting asset for Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green parishioners to use and enjoy.
We are fortunate in having a large playing field, which can accommodate two football pitches and room for a cricket wicket in the middle of them. We aim to capitalise on these with the introduction of a new all weather pitch, which can be used for training in inclement weather for sports such as cricket, hockey, 5 aside football, etc all being good physical activities for the youngsters, keeping mind and body in good condition. Solar panels are being considered, to allow the upgrading of the failing heating system and allowing us to sell the surplus electricity, to help increase the income for the hall. We wish to retain our local user groups Karate, bowls, keep fit classes, community coffee mornings, brownies, guides, school play groups etc. If there are any new groups that you would like to see created, or indeed if you would like to start a group or class please go to the CONTACT page and drop us a line!
Meet The Committee
Paul Oldring - Chairman
Lynne Hutchins - Secretary
Chris Hutchins & Kathy Wander - Treasurers
Chris Headlong - Caretaker
Tracy Kingdon - Booking Clerk
Gill, Liz & Marysia - Events & Fundraising
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