History of Shalford Village Hall

History of Shalford Village Hall

Shalford Village Hall and recreation ground were donated to the residents of the village, in 1925, by Major Guy Gilbey Gold who lived in the adjacent Abbots Hall. In 1945 he also paid for the clock tower to be added in memory of his son who was lost at Anzio.

The building consists of the main hall, a smaller committee room, changing rooms, showers, toilets and a fitted kitchen. All of these have been renovated to a high standard in the last few years.

Outside we have a football and cricket pitch, tennis court, Petanque court and children’s play area.

The hall is used by local clubs and societies and is available for hire for private functions.

Our main source of revenue is from lettings. Fund raising and grants provide for improvements to the facilities.

The Hall is governed by a Trust Deed and it has Charitable status. The Trust Deed states that a Management Committee is set up to run the Hall and facilities. The Committee is made up of representatives of organisations that use the Hall and village representatives that are elected annually at the AGM. Members of the Committee, who are all volunteers, are known as “Managing Trustees” and meet on a monthly basis.

Main Hall & Kitchen

The main hall accommodates up to 100 people and the floor area is approximately 93 square metre. There are tables and chairs sufficient to meet the requirements of most functions.

The Hall holds a Performing Rights License which allows hirers to play music.

The kitchen is equipped with a range cooker, microwave, two fridges, freezer and dishwasher. There is also crockery, cutlery and glasses available for use.

There is disabled access and disabled toilet facilities.

Recreation Ground & Changing Facilities

Recreation Ground & Changing Facilities

Both the football pitch and the cricket ground are maintained in excellent condition. The football pitch has either won or been runner up in the Essex Playing Fields Best Kept Pitch competition five times in the last 7 years and the cricket pitch has won various gold awards over the years.

The playing fields are serviced by two changing rooms (for home and away teams) each equipped with showers.

The children’s play ground is free to use as is the Petanque court for casual use but team events must be booked through the booking clerk as does the tennis court.

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