The Running of the Parish Hall and its Grounds
Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall and Field is a community held space. The Hall has a stage, kitchen, bar, meeting rooms and a playroom, not to mention the large recreation ground and fabulous views.
It is a place where villagers, friends and other hirers can get together to meet;
to share skills, expertise and enthusiasms; to learn new things; somewhere to celebrate new lives, new beginnings, birthdays, anniversaries and life’s milestones.
It is a place to gather and remember. A space where children can play safely, where we can be creative, dance, sing or sit back and enjoy excellent and varied entertainment. It is somewhere to look after our health and well-being, to play energetic or not-so-energetic games and/or meditate.
From Beetle Drive to Operatic Concert, from Big Breakfast to Banquet, the Hall is integral to the very fabric of Bratton Clovelly. It is our Hall.
Licensed for 400 people standing and 200 seated, it is a place where we can cook up a feast, a place to gather, a place to sit and soak in the view with a cup of tea.
Donated to the parishioners of Bratton Clovelly by Deed of Trust as far back as 1952, the Hall is managed by parishioners, for the benefit of the parish and with the support of the parish . This is done by a Management Committee of elected members and representatives, drawn from the many parish community groups, plus other volunteers.
The Hall has been ticking over during the Pandemic, but it has been made COVID-Secure so it can operate safely within the guidelines received from HM Government and is ready to open its doors to hirers.
For a variety of reasons during Lockdown, a few Committee members have decided not to continue. It is seeking new members and volunteers, individuals who are able and willing to donate a bit of time and lots of enthusiasm to bring the Hall back to life. It needs your help whether you can handle a spanner, a spreadsheet or a teapot…..
The Committee comprises a mix of elected members, representatives from the Parish organisations and Parishioners. It is a Charitable Trust, and as such, each member is deemed a Trustee in within the terms of Deed of Trust and the Committee operates within the Charities Commission rules.
The core responsibilities of the Committee are to ensure that it does its best to honour the stated aims of the Trust by meeting the varied needs and interests of the Community and to act lawfully, responsibly and accountably in managing and maintaining a safe, secure and affordable multi-use facility for the whole parish to enjoy.