About Fairwarp Village Hall

HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE HALL

The Village Hall is built on freehold land that was bequeathed to the village in 1925. It was originally called the Fairwarp Institute and Reading Room. It rapidly became a centre for the Women’s Institute on one hand and the men’s Billiard Club on the other. The land was given by the owner of a large garden, and he managed, with some difficulty, to obtain the freehold from the then Lord of the Manor. Access to the Hall is over Forest Land on which is situated its car park for 30 cars. Following the 2nd World War it became known as the Fairwarp Village Hall. The Hall has capacity for 100 people, has good kitchen facilities with china, glassware and cutlery and a stage. Not only is the Hall of considerable historical significance to the Village it also provides meeting facilities at affordable prices to local people and organisations.

MANAGEMENT OF THE VILLAGE HALL & VILLAGE GREEN

The Hall is managed as a Registered Charity by a Committee who are its Trustees. The Trustees and Village Hall Committee are also responsible for the Village Green and for the Children’s Play Area on the Green.
To meet the costs of maintenance, cleaning, heating, lighting, water and Local Authority Rates, insurance and equipment for the Hall and the Green the Committee raises income from hiring the Hall, the Village Fete and the Sovereign Club.

AIMS OF THE VILLAGE HALL TRUSTEES

The Committee are responsible, as Trustees of the Charity, for ensuring that Hall and the Green are maintained and managed for the benefit and enjoyment for all who live in the Village and Fairwarp Ward. As with most villages the Hall and its Village Green, together with the Church, the Pub and the Sports Field, provide the heart of our local community making Fairwarp such a great place to live and for its community activities to flourish.

ACTIVITIES IN THE VILLAGE HALL

Regular users include Christ Church, the Women’s Institute, the Fairwarp Community Society, the Forest Club, the Village Market, the Pre School, Mums to be and Babies and Toddlers, the Short Mat Bowls Club, Yoga and Exercise Clubs, Maresfield Parish Council and many others. It is also available for private hire for Parties, Jumble Sales and charity events etc