Built in 1981 with generous public donations and grants, Lyminge Village Hall stands on a spacious plot at the edge of the main village. A large tarmac parking area with 4 dedicated disabled spaces encircles the Hall on two levels and provides ample parking for the many community events held there, including the regular Judo Club, Short Mat Bowls Club, Youth Group, Ballroom and Latin dance classes, Dramatics Society productions and Pre-school. The Hall also holds archives for the Parish Council and the Lyminge Historical Society. The Hall’s location ideally lends itself to music, wedding, or drama functions and the large Jubilee Field to the rear holds regular sports and community events e.g. Bonfire Night and the Preschool's Party in the Park. There is also a purpose built skate park and tennis courts on the Jubilee Field site.
The Hall was envisaged and built to support and provide facilities for all the people of Lyminge Parish and as such, we fully intend to make it our mission to promote this; the Hall is an ideal venue for large or small functions providing spacious well-equipped facilities for all events. We welcome enquiries regarding hire of the Hall and its facilities.
The village hall can be hired on a regular basis for activities and for private functions. The hall offers excellent facilities that include:
- A large main hall which holds a seated audience of 200 persons, table seating for 100, and dancing space for 200.
- The Harry Storey Room is a smaller hall which can table seat 50 and is ideal as an extension to the main hall for events such as weddings, family parties, or used on its own for demonstrations and small exhibitions.
- This has crockery and cutlery for 100 people
- Hot Water Urn
- 2 x electric double oven with 4 ring hob cookers
- Microwave Oven
- Small Refrigerator
- Kitchen/Bar Areas
- Both have hatched service serving areas.
Call us on 0749 7625 741 or send an email to email@example.com
Please leave a message with your request and contact details and our booking secretary Tina Goldup will be happy to get back to you to
discuss your individual requirements.
Clubs and Societies
Lyminge Village Hall hosts a variety of Clubs and events. If you would like to set up a regular club, society or activity and want to hold it in the village hall then please Contact Us.
- Lyminge Pre School (for under 5s) (lymingepreschool.org.uk)
- Lyminge Dramatic Society (www.lymingedramaticsociety.co.uk)
- Short Mat Bowls Club (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
- Judo (Monday evenings Contact Craig Munn : 01303 863149)
- Lyminge Youth Club (Wednesday evenings Term time. Contact Gary Harrison : 07977 982185 or find the website @ www.fyp.org.uk)
- Balllroom Dancing classes (Sunday evenings. Contact Lynn Chapman: 07967979610 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Lyminge Historical Society hold their archive here. For more information contact email@example.com
Upcoming Events for 2017
POSTPONED! Saturday 16th September 2017: Heartstart Emergency Life Support Course. Unfortunately we have had to postpone this course. We we hope to have a new date available in Spring 2018.
Saturday 30th September 2017: The Lyminge (almost!)Oktoberfest with Bettesteiner Footstompers. Tickets £15/head including supper and music. There will be a cash bar, raffle adn games. Door open at 7.30pm All proceeeds will go to Village Hall refurbishment.
Sunday 5th November 2017: Lyminge Fireworks Display.
Thursday 30th November - Saturday 2nd December 2017: The Lyminge Dramatics Society presents: An Evening with Alan Bennett.
Review of recent events
Once again the Cantores Domincae Choir raised the rafters and our spirits with the annual Lyminge Prom in July. The audienced were moved by haunting nautical themed pieces about the Battle of Trafalgar and then bouyed by the traditional Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem.
The Easter holiday was livened up by another superb performance from the Lyminge Dramatics Society. A sell out run of the Vicar of Dibley, directed by Mike Chisnall was very well recieved by audiences and provided many laughs.
February proved to be a busy month for the Hall and got 2017 off to a great start: The 80s themed bingo night raised over £500 towards Hall refurbishment and the Lyminge Association held a very successful and popular evening with the Hythe Concert band.
The Christmas Day Lunch Club decorated the Hall beautifully for Christmas 2016. Members of the community helped to cook and serve up a splendid Christmas dinner for those who might otherswise have spent the day alone.
The Lord Whisky Foundation once again held a successful Autumn Bazar at the Hall to help everybody get their Christmas cakes and early gifts whilst raising funds for a valued local charity.
Village Hall News
Thank you to all members of the Parish who came along the Hall in June to support the AGM. A big thank you to all our Trustees, user group representatives and supporters over the past year. Thank you especially to Pippa Hamilton and Linda Howard who stood down from their roles as Booking Secretary and Vice-Chair. Happily we welcomed two new trustees onto the LVH Management Committee: Tina Goldup and Vicky Haley.
The Trustees of Lyminge Village Hall are: Owen Standen (Chairperson), Jane Michotte (Vice-Chair), Kate Kellett (Secretary), Tina Goldup (Bookings Secretary) , Vicky Haley (Fundraising) and Sandra Luck who has taken over as Preschool representative trustee. As we have currently only filled six of the nine available trustee roles we do have potential to co-opt additional committee members. If anyone wishes to support the management of the village hall please do email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your elected trustees wish to ensure the widest possible communication of all activities at the Village Hall through our website, facebook page and the Lyminge newsletter. We would welcome all Parish members to join and contribute to any of the sub committee's invovled in running the Hall. In particular we are looking for people to help with our fundraising and maintainance subcommittees. If you feel you can help in any way please contact us through the booking line, email or via a message on our facebook page.
At the moment the responsibility for opening and locking up the Hall to hirers is shared amongst the regular users and committee members. However we would welcome applications from local members of the Parish who feel that they could support the running of the Hall on a regular basis by acting as a key holder and supervising the day to day upkeep of the Hall. If you are interested in this role please contact Kate by email on email@example.com
Red Dragon I.T. Ltd. is the first of what we plan will be many local sponsors and if you are a local business like Red Dragon I.T. Ltd. and you want to support, and be supported by, your village hall please contacted the trustees via the websites contact form.
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Get In Touch
If you wish to make an enquiry regarding possible hiring of the Hall, please contact:
Tina Goldup on 0749 7625 741
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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