Village Hall

 

Eversden Village Hall

 

About Our Hall

The Village Hall is located at 4 Chapel Road, Great Eversden, Cambridge, CB23 1HP.

 

The hall is available for hire by residents and non-residents. It is suitable for a wide range of events: Private parties, public meetings, charitable and fundraising events, children’s activities, cafés, craft nights, exercise classes, film nights, table tennis, lectures, quiz nights, Apple Days, Produce Shows, club meetings, christenings and weddings. Our local theatre group The Eversden Players perform at the hall twice a year – the pantomime is always a must see!

 

To find out what’s on at our Village Hall check the home page and calendar of this website, or subscribe to the Eversden’s e-mail group (called Eversdens Online), join the new village hall Facebook page or follow us on Instagram.

 

Regular Events

Cafe CreativeCafé Creative is a quarterly Café at the Village Hall. Come and meet others in the village over a cuppa and a slice of cake. This is suitable for families – we have crafts or games for children, stalls and often larger themed events alongside the café. Dates for the next café are in the diary of events.

 

Craft Night is a new event. Do you enjoy paper crafts, card making, wreath making, or creating rustic miniatures? Our first event is a Christmas wreath making workshop. More workshops will be announced in the spring.

 

Eversdens Kid’s Club events include film showings and a children’s disco. See the Kid’s Club Facebook page for children’s activities and events going on in the Eversdens.

 

Film Night is a very social event. Come and see a film, enjoy nibbles and BYOB! Seating is Bistro style (tables). Ice creams are for sale in the interval. Come early to grab a good seat and enjoy a good catch up.

 

The Ladies Clothes Swap is a great way to get to know other ladies in the village & come away with an updated wardrobe. Bring any good quality clothes, shoes & accessories you’d like to swap, BYOB and enjoy a good natter with the girls. At the last event we had an amazing sports massage therapist offering massages, face scrubs & masks. The next Clothes Swap will be announced in the spring.

 

The Eversdens Xmas Fayre is an annual event. Come and buy your Christmas decorations and gifts from independent stallholders, and bring a gift for charity in our Giving Grotto! See Father Christmas arrive and visit him in his grotto. It’s a lovely event for all the family.

 

Hall Facilities

The Hall has capacity for 120 people. It has a main hall, a gallery, a stage extending to 14 feet (416cm wide x 426cm deep x 78cm high), a committee room, and ample field parking. Chairs in the main hall seat 100 people with additional chairs on the balcony, 20 rectangular folding tables: 152cm x 76cm, 2 wooden tables 260cm x 75cm. The Committee Room table is: 184cm x 91cm. The floor plan and measurements of the hall is shown in the gallery below.

 

There is a commercial kitchen including a commercial dishwasher, a large fridge and a small freezer. The kitchen is fully stocked with cutlery, glasses and crockery. There are disabled toilet facilities and baby changing facilities. There is a digital projection system, a sound system, a hearing induction loop and a microphone.

There is a carpark to the side with signposted overflow parking provided in the adjacent grassed area.

 

 Contact

For Hall booking enquiries telephone 01223  263600 to speak to the Bookings Secretary.

For other enquiries e-mail us at eversden.village.hall@gmail.com. We aim to respond to messages within 72 hours, but usually much sooner.

 

The Village Hall Committee meets every six weeks.

 

 Hire Fees

Sessions
Morning 10:00am to 1pm
Afternoon 2pm to 6pm
Evening 6pm to midnight
All day 10am to midnight
Village Community Organisations
Main Hall:
Morning or Afternoon £12.00
Evening (club meetings) £18.00
Evening (social functions) £35.00
All day £45.00
Committee Room:
Per session £6.00
Private Parties (residents)
Main Hall:
Morning or Afternoon £18.00
Evening £48.00
Afternoon & Evening £55.00
All day £75.00
Committee Room:
Per session £12.00
 
General Public (other than residents)
(Hire charge to be paid in advance plus £100 returnable deposit)
Main Hall:
Morning or Afternoon £25.00
Evening £75.00
Afternoon & Evening £85.00
All day £110.00
Committee Room:
Per session £25.00
Use of projection equipment £15.00
Cancellations
Less than 30 days’ notice 50% charge
More than 30 days’ notice No charge
Compassionate grounds No charge
Outside use of equipment (per day) Chairs Tables
Residents & Village Organisations 20p £1.00
Hire of utensils (Residents only)
Cups, Dinner Plates, Cutlery 5p per item
(Breakages and losses to be paid for at replacement value)

NB: No Responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to the property of hirers

Deposit

A deposit is required for some bookings. If the hall is not left in an acceptable state deductions will be made before the deposit is returned. The hall must be left in a clean and tidy condition. We expect that all tables & chairs will be clean, and wood floors swept, kitchen surfaces cleaned with the cleaning products provided, fridge emptied, bin emptied (take rubbish with you), kitchen and toilet floors mopped. We do not employ a cleaner. We reserve the right to deduct the cost of cleaning from your deposit/charge for additional cleaning where the hall is not left clean and tidy.

Hiring FAQs

How do I make a booking enquiry? Contact the Bookings Secretary Betty Mallows Tel. 01223 263600.

Can I visit the hall before I book it? Yes, viewings of the hall can be arranged with the Bookings Secretary.

What is the capacity of the Hall? The Hall has capacity for 120 people. Chairs in the main hall seat 100 people with additional chairs on the balcony. In dining format the main hall can seat 80 people. The Committee Room can seat 10-12.

How many tables and chairs are there, and what size are they? In the main hall there are 20 rectangular folding tables (152cm x 76cm) and 2 wooden tables (260cm x 75cm). The table in the Committee Room is 184cm x 91cm. Chairs in the main hall seat 100 people with additional chairs on the balcony.

What kitchen facilities are there? The kitchen is accessible from the Main Hall and the Committee Room. There is a serving hatch from the kitchen to the Main Hall. The use of the kitchen is included in the hire charge. There is a commercial kitchen including a commercial dishwasher, a large fridge and a small freezer. There are 2 domestic electric cookers. The kitchen is fully stocked with cutlery, glasses and crockery. If you want to use the dishwasher you must be trained in its use before your eventIf you have not been authorised to use it you will lose your deposit in the event of improper usage. You can arrange training in how to use the dishwasher via the Bookings Secretary.

Is there a stage and sound equipment? There is a stage which extends to 14 feet (416cm wide x 426cm deep x 78cm high). There is a digital projection system (projector, motorised screen, blu-ray DVD player) a surround sound system, a hearing induction loop and microphone. The projection system can be hired for an extra £15, you must be trained in its useIf you have not been authorised to use it you will lose your deposit in the event of improper usage. Training can be arranged via the Bookings Secretary.

Is there car parking? There is a carpark to the side of the hall with signposted overflow parking provided in the adjacent grassed area.

What disabled access and facilities does the hall have? There is disabled access to all rooms via the Main Hall. There are no floor level changes in the ground floor of the hall. The balcony of the Main Hall can only be accessed via stairs. There are disabled toilet facilities in the male and female toilets.

Are there baby changing facilities? A baby changing station is in the handwashing area of the ladies toilets.

Can I attach decorations to the wall and ceiling? Yes, please do not use drawing pins or tape on the walls, paintwork, pillars or other surfaces (tape damages paintwork), use blu-tack if you need to put up notices or decorations. Do not fix decorations near light fittings or heaters. No internal decorations of a combustible nature (e.g. polystyrene, cotton wool) are permitted without prior agreement.

During Hire

What should I do in the event of a fire? Please familiarize yourself with the Fire Procedures before your event in the Hiring Agreement. The Fire Brigade must be called to any outbreak of fire however slight, and must be reported to the Bookings Secretary or Committee Chair.

There is some faulty equipment at the Hall; what should I do? Please report it to the Bookings Secretary or contact us at: eversden.village.hall@gmail.com. If a malfunction is interfering with the proper running of your event, you may report it immediately to any of the people whose numbers appear on the Hiring Agreement.

I’ve broken something belonging to the Hall; where should I report this? Again, to the Bookings Secretary.

 At the Close of my Event

How much cleaning & clearing-up do you expect me to do? The hall must be left in a clean and tidy condition. We expect that all tables & chairs will be clean, and wood floors swept, kitchen and toilet floors mopped. We do not employ a cleaner. We reserve the right to deduct the cost of cleaning from your deposit/charge for additional cleaning where the hall is not left clean and tidy.

What time must we leave? The Hall must be vacated by the end of your specified booking period.

What should I do with my rubbish? Although there are blue and black bins outside the hall, please arrange to bag up your rubbish and take it with you. Our bins are emptied monthly only so if hirers leave their rubbish behind the bins can overflow, creating unpleasantness for all our users.

After the Event

I think I’ve left some property at the Hall; what can I do about it? Please contact the Bookings Secretary.

When do I get back my deposit?  We aim to refund the deposit within a week after the event. Please note that we reserve the right to deduct an appropriate amount if damage has occurred or cleaning is required.

I’d like to leave some feedback on my experience of the Hall. How do I do this? Contact us at: eversden.village.hall@gmail.com

 

Village Hall Origins

Originally a Congregationalist chapel, built in 1845 to accommodate 500, reflected the strength of Nonconformity in the Eversdens. (The Eversdens’ Past section of the Archive has information about the Francis Holcroft plaque.) By 1937, however, membership had fallen to 22. The chapel finally closed in 1965 when its members joined Kingston chapel. The Eversdens Parish Council bought the building and restored it as The Village Hall.


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