The Welcome Hall

(Scroll down for current calender of hirers - updated monthly)

Booking phone number: 07824 309712

Office hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday only. (Ms Cheryl Smith)

The foundation stone of this building was laid in 1902 by Lord Halsbury who was the then Lord Chancellor. The building was provided by the Pretyman family for the benefit of both the Trimley villages. In 1939 the hall was conveyed to village trustees and a Trust Deed entered into which gave the purposes for which the hall was to be used as follows:

for the purpose of physical and mental training and recreation social moral and intellectual development through the medium of reading, recreational rooms, library lectures, classes, recreations; entertainment or otherwise as may be found expedient for the inhabitants of the Parishes of Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary and the immediate vicinity without distinction of sex, or of political or religious opinions .

The Trimley St. Mary Parish Council, with the approval of all existing trustees applied to the Charity Commission in 1995 seeking the transfer of trusteeship from individuals to the Parish Council in order that essential improvements, including the provision of a new roof, could be financed from the community and this was agreed in February 1996.

The Welcome Hall has seen many improvements over the last 5 years. New double-glazed windows have been installed, as has an up to date central heating and hot water system. These alone have made the Hall more energy efficient. The whole of the Main Hall, and both foyers, have been repainted and new carpet laid to the entrance. The, original, pine, flooring has been completely refurbished and now looks very pleasing. The toilet areas have been modernised and redecorated. The kitchen has a new ceiling, with up to date lighting fitted. New sinks, units, oven and hob have been installed. By the end of March a new floor will have been laid, to finish the job off. The Hall is available for Hire for regular bookings, private parties and events, at very reasonable rates. Please contact the Booking Clerk for any of these. The Hall is looked after by a small group of 4, unpaid, volunteers and a Booking Clerk, overseen by the Parish Council. It is maintained for use by the whole Community. We all hope that you will both enjoy, and respect, the improvements that have taken place.

The Hall is available for hire, based on three sessions per day, and is in regular use by many local groups:

Welcome Hall –Schedule of hirers

 

2018 June

Date

Day

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

1

Friday

Meeting 9.30am

 

Robert Lummis 6-10pm

2

Saturday

 

 

 

3

Sunday

 

P.Booking 1-5pm

 

4

Monday

Yoga

 

FMT

5

Tuesday

 

L.L.Dance 4-6pm

 

6

Wednesday

 

W.I.

P.C.

7

Thursday

Baskets

L.L.Dance 4-5pm

FMT

8

Friday

 

T.T. 1.45-3.15

Rami Shaafi

9

Saturday

 

 

 

10

Sunday

 

 

 

11

Monday

Yoga

 

FMT

12

Tuesday

 

L.L.Dance 4-6pm

Chant Group

13

Wednesday

 

 

 

14

Thursday

Baskets

L.L.Dance 4-5pm

FMT

15

Friday

 

T.T. 1.45-3.15

 

16

Saturday

 

 

 

17

Sunday

 

 

 

18

Monday

Yoga

 

FMT

19

Tuesday

 

L.L.Dance 4-6pm

 

20

Wednesday

 

 

 

21

Thursday

Baskets

L.L.Dance 4-5pm

FMT

22

Friday

 

T.T. 1.45-3.15

 

23

Saturday

 

P Booking 1-5pm

 

24

Sunday

 

 

 

25

Monday

Yoga

 

FMT

26

Tuesday

 

L.L.Dance 4-6pm

 

27

Wednesday

 

 

 

28

Thursday

Baskets

L.L.Dance 4-5pm

FMT

29

Friday

 

T.T. 1.45-3.15

 

30

Saturday

 

P.Booking 1-5.30