Priston Village Hall

Festival Supper 2019
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Our Address

Priston Village Hall, High Street, Priston, Bath, BA2 9EG
(see map)

Introduction

Priston Village Hall is one of the key hubs of Priston social life. It is located on the village green, next door to the Ring O' Bells public house and is within walking distance of the Church of St. Luke & St. Andrew.

See map for details.  

The Village Hall is run by a committee of residents and representatives of local groups.  It is registered as a charity (Reg. no. 277636).

The Committee Chairman is David Hassard (email: dih@farmerukre.co.uk, tel: 07976 160838).

Hire of the Hall

The Hall is available for hire and is licensed as a place of public entertainment.

The main space (excluding stage) is 11.6m x 4.9m. The hall can cater for parties of up to 100 people, or 60-70 people seated. Ultrafast broadband is now available.

The building is equipped with a stage (2.8m x 4.9m), pull-down projection screen, kitchen (with microwave, cooker, tea-urn, crockery & cutlery), lavatories (including one equipped for disabled users), trestle tables and chairs.

A hearing loop is also installed. Note that this does not provide amplication for those without a hearing aid, but a PA can be hired locally (see Directory).

Cotton tablecloths can be provided on request. A digital projector can also be made available to suppport community activities in the village hall. If these are required please request when booking.

Disabled access is available at the rear of the hall from the Village Hall Car Park.

You can view photos of the exterior and interior of our hall on our web album.

Limited parking is available in the Village Hall Car Park (included in hire charge).

Organisers of events at which alcohol will be available for sale need to agree this when booking the hall, and will also need to apply for a Temporary Events Notice.

Charges

Please view our Charges for Hire.

Bookings

Contact Maggie Rideout for bookings on 01761 471308 or by email at vhbookings@priston.org.uk.

All bookings are subject to our Standard Conditions of Hire.

Bookings may be cancelled or subject to additional conditions by Priston Village Hall if Government or local authority requirements change, for example with respect to Covid-19.

You can check availability by viewing a calendar of current bookings below.

History

The building was formerly the village poor-house, and subsequently became the village school, which closed in 1970. The hall was refurbished and redecorated throughout in 2019, thanks to donations and other contributions from villagers, and grants received from the National Lottery Community Fund and the St John's Foundation.

Events

Each year the Village Hall Committee organises a May Day Fair, which is the principal fund-raising event for the maintenance and upkeep of the hall. A Village Social takes place in Jan/Feb each year.

During the week the Hall is in use by Tai Chi, Circuit TrainingSaturday Café and Yoga

The Hall is also in frequent use for Parish Council meetings, birthday parties, wedding receptions and other celebrations, the occasional cricket club pantomime, quizzes, art exhibitions and other assorted events.

Marquee/Gazebos

Priston also has a marquee available for hiring to the residents of Priston and the immediate surrounding villages. Size: 10x4 Metres. Rates are as follows: Priston - £35 (In VH Car Park - £50) (Non villagers in VH Car Park £100) Tent taken to nearby villages - £80 Any other requests will be subject to negotiation and dependent on availability of a rigging team.

Further information from: Doug Pattison on 01761 470609 or email.

Priston Festival has a number of gazebos that can be hired to make extra room and cover outside in the village hall carpark. These are 3x6m; 3x4.5m (blue); and 3x3m (white). The largest fits neatly outside the hall, filling the space between the back kitchen door, and back door of the hall, making, in effect an extra room. Price for gazebos is £30 each. Text Owain 07871 572969 or email owain.oj@btinternet.com

Policies

Bookings Calendar