Following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions by the Government on 19 July, the Village Hall welcomes users for a full range of activities.
Although legal restrictions have been lifted, the Government urges caution and provides both general guidance, and guidance targeted at specific activities eg. catering, wedding receptions and wakes, musical performances etc. Hirers should ensure they are familiar with all guidance relevant to their activity before hiring the hall.
The Village Hall Committee (VHC) has worked hard to ensure that any use of the Village Hall will be on a Covid-19 Secure basis.
From 19 July 2021:
All bookings will be subject to prevailing Government and local authority requirements/advice, and may be cancelled or subject to additional conditions by Priston Village Hall if these requirements change.
Look out for announcements from event organisers for information regarding specific events/classes. Please do respect any additional requirements which event organisers may put in place for their specific activities.
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: email@example.com, tel: 07976 160838).
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. Cotton tablecloths may be requested (via Maggie Rideout at 01761 471308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
Please view our Charges for Hire.
Contact Maggie Rideout for bookings on 01761 471308 or by email at email@example.com.
You can check availability by viewing a calendar of current bookings below.
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.
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.
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.
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.