A well maintained and adaptable venue with extensive parking and currently hosts a nursery school, ballet classes, line dancing, karate, cub scouts, archery, pilates, yoga and singing lessons. At weekends we hold wedding/engagement parties, birthday parties from 1 to 100, jumble sales and fund raisers of all kinds. The hall has a maximum capacity of 200.
In addition to the main hall, the Frank Goddard Room is a modern meeting room which is accessed by a flight of stairs and is located at the rear of the hall with a separate entrance and can accommodate around 30 people.
The Old Basing Village Hall is registered charity (No: 280006) and run by a steering committee of volunteers who oversee the running of the hall. The Village Hall is not financially supported by any external body. Our committee of volunteers has maintained a wonderful facility for all to enjoy and we offer special rates for parishioners.
FUNCTIONS OF THE OLD BASING VILLAGE HALL
The Old Basing Village Hall is geared up to run almost any function you can think of. These have included:
- Village Show
- Shows & Pantomimes
- Wedding / Engagement Parties
- Birthday Parties
- Quiz Nights
- Corporate Meetings
- Public Meetings
MAKING A BOOKING
If you would like to hold a function in the hall, please contact the Bookings Secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07544 289932.
An online booking can be made from the website https://oldbasingvillagehall.co.uk/booking/
The Old Basing Village Hall website is www.oldbasingvillagehall.co.uk
HISTORY OF OLD BASING VILLAGE HALL
1970s - To build the Old Basing Village Hall, Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E. changed the covenant on the ground adjacent to Olivers Battery. Local architect Derek Kearns designed the hall with a estimated cost of £80,000 in late 1970s. The local community were charged with raising 25% of this, with the rest coming from central Government and the borough council. The local community started fund raising for the Old Basing Village Hall in 1978.
1980s - The building of the hall started in 1980 and Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E. opened the completed hall on the 5th June 1982.
1990s - In 1993 a new entrance was built and again opened by Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E.
2000s - In 2003 a rear extension was added and the Frank Goddard Room was built.