Smeatharpe Village Hall
Chairman: Mrs. Elaine Ravenscroft,
Secretary, Treasurer & Booking Secretary: Mr. John Cornish: 01823 601462 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers built the hall in 1926; it has been enlarged and improved from funds raised by the management committee and grants from local authorities. We enjoy support from the surrounding area of Devon/Somerset.
The hall is extensively used for educational courses, a thriving Women's Institute, fund raising for the hall, local charities and numerous other recreational uses. Attendance numbers vary according to the type of use from 10 at some educational courses up to 100 for parties. The hall is an accredited exam venue for OCR examinations and meets the requirement for CPC City & Guilds exams.
A new kitchen was installed at Smeatharpe Village Hall in March 2013 with the help of grants from Viridor's Land Fill Tax Fund and Upottery Parish Council. The kitchen boasts stainless steel units and tables, as well as a large cooking range with two independent ovens. A gas water heater provides a continuous supply of hot water to the double sinks for the benefit of those on washing-up duties. Crockery and cutlery for around 80 people are available.
The newly refitted kitchen with professional stainless steel units and work surfaces.
The main hall has a sectional stage with a generous amount of tables and chairs to seat the halls capacity. An electric organ is also available for use. Works have been carried out to improve the disabled access widening the entrance and exit doors, providing ramps and a specially equipped toilet.
Situated in a rural area with an integral car park, the hall is ideal for private parties and other functions.
From January 2019, anyone using the Hall has free use of Gigaclear WiFi/broadband up to 1,000Mbps, kindly provided free by Gigaclear as part of their Community Hub programme