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 our new number: 0749 7625 741
A dedicated booking line to Pippa Hamilton who will be delighted to give you all the details and
discuss your individual requirements.
Clubs and Societies
Lyminge Village Hall has a variety of Clubs and Activities for the young and not so young. 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 email@example.com)
- Lyminge Historical Society hold their archive here. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christmas Day Lunch Club
- Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund
Upcoming Events for 2017
Thursday 4th May 2017: Local Elections. The Hall will be open as a polling station from 7am -10pm.
Saturday 3rd June 2017: Kentish Tots' Table Top Sale. 11am-1pm. Entrance 50p/children free. Stalls available (see Facebook for details)
Thursday 8th June 2017: General Election. The Hall will be open as a polling station from 7am -10pm.
Tuesday 13th June 2017: Lyminge Village Hall AGM. 7.30pm in the Harry Storey Room. All members of the parish are welcome.
Saturday 8th July 2017: The Cantores Dominicae Choir Summer Prom.
Saturday-Sunday 15-16th July 2017: DIY Framing Course. To book got to https://www.diyframing.com/event_view.cfm/EventID/1835/
Saturday 16th September 2017: Heartstart Emergency Life Support Course. Free to members of the Parish. Limited places available.
Saturday 30th September 2017: The Lyminge (almost!)Oktoberfest with music from the Bettesteiner Footstompers.
Sunday 5th November 2017: Lyminge Fireworks Display.
Review of recent events
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. Photos to follow.
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.
Once again 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.
The Lyminge Dramatic Society's Autumn Production of Alan Aykebourne's "Neighbourhood Watch" was indeed a dramatic show with dark comedy and convincingly emotional performances. Congratulations on the 55th anniversary of the LDS! We are all looking forward to their Spring production of The Vicar of Dibley directed by Mike Chisnall. For more the website is lymingedramaticsociety.co.uk
Village Hall News
The elected Trustees of Lyminge Village Hall are: Owen Standen (Chairperson), Linda Howard (Vice-Chair), Kate Kellett (Secretary), Pippa Hamilton (Bookings Secretary) , Jane Michotte and Sandra Luck. Mel Bayliss, who has been a long standing Preschool representative trustee and Vicki Lawrence who has been a representative trustee for the Short Mat Bowls Club are both sadly standing down this spring due to changes in personal circumstances. We thank them for all they have done for the Hall over the years. The position of Treasuer is also still vacant and we would welcome enquiries from any member of the community with an interest in this role.
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 Pippa by email or by calling 0749 7625 741 .
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.
Who is who?Click here to view our profiles
I moved to Lyminge over 6 years ago with my husband, having lived in Maidstone all our married lives and we love the village, it’s community and the lovely surrounding countryside . I was a teacher of Economics, Geography and Business Studies in several secondary schools in Maidstone and Medway for over 30 years. I retired just over a year ago and am enjoying the chance to get involved in charity work , as well as indulging in the things that the demands of being a working Mum often precluded. I have two daughters, one married and living and working in London, and the other lives in Hawkinge with her two young sons giving us the chance to see plenty of our much beloved grandchildren. This is one of my great joys! For the purpose of complete transparency, Andrew, my husband is the current Chairman of Lyminge Pre-school.
A re-elected Trustee
Kate Kellett – Secretary
Kate is a mum of two small children and part-time Science teacher in Folkestone. Since moving down to Lyminge from Medway in 2010 Kate has enjoyed become involved with local reading groups, acting as treasurer for her local residents association and helping to run the toddler group in Elham.
Representative of the Short Mat Bowls Club.
Employee of the Pre-school
Chairperson – has a child at the pre-school.
Management of Website - Secretary
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Get In Touch
If you wish to make an enquiry regarding possible hiring of the Hall, please contact:
Kate Kellett / Pippa Hamilton on 0749 7625 741
Or send an email to email@example.com
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