Dunkeswell Village Hall is a charitable organisation and is non profit making to be used by the community. It is set in the old village of Dunkeswell in the Blackdown Hills area of outstanding natural beauty,
The maximum capacity of the Hall is 100 people dancing or 50 people seated.
There is a small stage and a lovely wooden floor. The modern, well equipped kitchen comes with a large range cooker, microwave, water heater, fridge with a small freezing compartment and a separate freezer if required.
Plates/cups/cutlery are available. There are also 12 large tables and 6 card tables available, plus 50 chairs.
There is a large outside patio area with wooden garden tables and chairs, seating 12. Plus 6 large lightweight tables and gas BBQ.
The hall has access and toilets suitable for the disabled.
Dunkeswell Village Hall News
We held a Villages in Action event on February 11th. Ian Thompson and Mark Duff entertained us superbly with original songs and instrumentals inspired by the often bleak but beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Ian’s varied work life provided the basis for songs about sheep shearing in New Zealand, trucking from Glasgow down south and fencing in the Scottish isles. We learned that, over the years, a lot of tenant farmers have been displaced by rich landowners although some security has been obtained by the setting up of crofting agreements. Mark’s playing of low and high whistles, Irish pipes, a bouzouki and the bodhran drum wonderfully evoked the haunting landscape and sometimes sad tales. For jollier pieces his fingers flew! It was a very good evening enjoyed by the good number in the audience. Thank you to all those who enabled the evening to go so well.
Coming up – dates for your calendar
On April 8th we shall be putting on our annual Wine and Wisdom quiz. This has proved very popular with good humoured rivalry between the teams and a keen sense of competition. We have a cup for the winning team.
Last year our Go Karting competition proved so popular that we are holding another one on May Bank Holiday ( Monday 29th May ). So get those designer heads working and carpentry tools out to see if you can win the prize for the best go- kart this year. The event will take place at the Village Hall at midday and there will be a BBQ to keep up your energy levels. More details to follow in a future edition of the magazine.
Dunkeswell Village Hall Management Committee Members
Trevor Berry Chairman 01404 891677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Hughes Vice Chair 01404 892848 email@example.com
Rita Barrow Treasurer 01404 891676 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Hughes Secretary 01404 892848 email@example.com
Rowanne Clapp Bookings Secretary 01404 892863 firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Hall Location
Old Dunkeswell Village
DUNKESWELL VILLAGE HALL HIRE CHARGES
For local groups & organisations £7.00 per hour
Private parties (including all facilities) £8.00 per hour
Hire Outside the Hall
Large wooden Tables £1.50 each for first 3 days
£1.00 per day thereafter
Card Tables £ 1.00 each per day
Chairs (Plastic only) £ .25 each per day
Cutlery £ .10 per set per day
Crockery £ .10 each item per day
Urn (Parish only) £5.00 per day
Any damages or losses should be reported and charged for replacement.
Contact the Village Hall for Bookings
Hall Booking Secretary Contact details:
Rowanne Clapp, Millbrook, Dunkeswell. EX14 4QZ
01404 892863 email@example.com
Village Hall Booking Calendar
To place a booking. Select the date you want .
Then select the time slots you wish to book. If you only want to book an hour select the time slot twice so it appears in the start & finish times
Then fill in your contact details & send the booking. No payment is taken at this stage & the Bookings admin will be in touch to confirm the booking & payment details.