Following consultation with residents, business owners and local Councillors, it has been agreed that Hersham Village Hall will receive a £650K refurbishment and will re-open when work is complete and Government guidelines allow.
In 2016, the council commissioned a condition survey of Hersham Village Hall which identified several serious fire safety issues needing immediate attention. Due to the very significant work needed in the hall and the associated costs, the difficult decision was taken to close Hersham Village Hall. However, residents can now look forward to the re-opening of the hall (when Government guidelines allow for community halls to reopen). Works will begin towards the end of June and are expected to take 18-20 weeks (which allow for current Government guidelines re construction to be implemented).
When it does re-open, users can expect a redecorated main hall which will include a refreshed kitchen, new toilets and heating facilities, as well as redecoration throughout.
Councillor Janet Turner, Chair of the Member Reference Groups responsible for Hersham Village Hall is delighted that Hersham Village Hall will once again be a community facility:
“Hersham Village Hall is a much loved community facility, able to host a variety of activities from indoor football classes, to pilates groups, birthday parties and group meetings to name but a few. I am delighted that Hersham will once again be able to benefit from this community hub.”
While work progresses at Hersham Village Hall there will be parking restrictions in place at the entrance to the hall to allow for contractor vehicles and access to the site.
There are four main lettable areas in the hall:
Main hall – the largest multi-purpose room, approximately 200m2, which could hold around 200 people if set up with theatre style seating
Lounge area, approximately 45m2, can be linked to the main hall via a concertina partition and could be used independently or separately.
The newly refurbished kitchen and bar link to both the main hall and lounge.
On the first floor there are two multi-purpose rooms (approximately 70m2 and 80m2), the smaller room has a kitchenette attached.
There are changing facilities with showers for when the main hall is used for sporting activities and a lift to the first floor.
There is parking at the hall and it is accessible on public transport via the 458, 514, 515, 555 bus routes. Bike racks are also available at the hall.
Hiring the hall
We will wait for Government guidelines on the re-opening of community halls.
September 1: Works are well underway on the refurbishment of Hersham Village Hall. Our contractor is currently working on ensuring the Hall meets all current fire safety regulations and has started the extensive redecoration programme. The project is set to be completed November 2020.