West Down Parish Hall

  • Bar available

  • Carpark

  • Coach parking

  • Disabled access

  • Disabled toilets

  • Inside toilets

  • Kitchen available

  • Stage available

  • Street parking

  • WiFi


The Parish Hall

After several years of fund raising the Hall was built and opened in September 1957. It consisted of a main hall with a stage, toilets and kitchen facilities. In 1962 an extension was added providing a much larger kitchen and room for a snooker table. During the 1980’s a store room was added and the toilet facilities were improved to meet with new regulations. During the last few years there has been a huge effort to upgrade and improve all parts of the building and grounds in order to provide better facilities including:

1998. A sound system including a loop for the hard of hearing installed
1999. Major extension completed including the building of a Committee Room, disabled toilet, serving hatch, extension to the store room, new kitchen roof and the inside and outside of the building repaired and repainted.
2000. New folding modern tables and 100 new comfortable chairs
2001. Full gas central heating system including boiler and radiators
2002. Further fund raising during Golden Jubilee year towards the next projects.
2003. Resurface of the whole Car park and drive. Double glazing installed throughout the building. New gas cooker added to the kitchen.
2004. New lighting installed including stage lighting for use with the annual pantomime and other productions
2005. Provision of an outside dawn to dusk light following annual H&S review.
2006. Busy fund raising towards the major kitchen refurbishment planned to be in place in time for the Halls 50th Birthday in September 2007.
2007. 50th Birthday marked with a party held on the exact date
2008. Major Kitchen refurbishment project completed.
2010. The outside of the Hall completely repainted.
2011 to 2015. A major extension was proposed but despite a huge amount of effort the grant application to The Big Lottery failed at part two of a three stage process. The Committee decided to focus on a smaller scheme being spread over three phases.
2017. Phase 1 was completed in July. The Snooker table was removed from the kitchen and the room split into two. A modern kitchen is now situated next to Room 2000 and the other room is a multi use space that can be used either as a separate room or as additional floor space to the Main Hall.
2017. The Hall celebrates its 60th Birthday in September.
2018. New stage lighting and it was decided to keep the Stage and refurbish it.
2019. The main Hall was completely repainted and is looking great.
2022. Following fund raising and successful grant applications we completed our Toilet extension project and launched the Hall again after Covid by showing off the facilities at a special open afternoon during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Hall is used by a wide range of local groups and individuals being very much the focal point in this isolated rural community especially for younger people and the elderly.

Hire Charges

From 1st July 2022


All Day Events i.e. Wedding Receptions £200.00
Dances, Parties, etc. £100.00
Suppers, Concerts £75.00
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings per session for Meetings,
Jumble Sales, Whist Drives, Coffee Mornings, Afternoon teas etc. £30.00
Children’s Birthday Parties (per session - morning, afternoon or evening) £39.00
Educational Classes (per session) £19.00

Hire of Skittle Alley (this is in addition to the cost of hall hire) £10.00

ROOM 2000 (per session - morning, afternoon or evening) £19.00

Hiring charges and short sessions, not covered above, are by arrangement with the Booking Clerk.

Electricity and heating are included in the charge.

BOOKING CLERK: Keith Oades - Tel: 07979 188107 or Westdownparishhallbooking@outlook.com

Activities & Services
Activity Type Description Day(s) Time Contact Phone Email
Public Meeting
West Down Parish Council
1st Wednesday in the month
Val Ford (Parish Clerk)
07852 627967
Social Groups
West Down Parish Hall Management Committee - Next Meeting - New members welcome
Wednesday 22nd March 2023
David Ayre
01271 867922
Social Groups
West Down Gardening Club - Gardening talks & visits
3rd Thursday in the month
Social Groups
West Down WI
2nd Thursday in the month
Post Office
1.15pm to 4.15pm
Post Office
9.15am to 12.15pm
Post Office
9.00am to 11.00am
Rooms available
Room name Description Seating (at tables) Standing capacity Tables Chairs
Main Hall
Main Hall
Room 2000
Committee / Meeting Room