Welcome to Ferring Village Hall
A Spacious Main Hall and Meeting Rooms for Hire, Ideal for Parties and Celebrations.

WELCOME

Ferring Village Hall is a Community facility; it has been designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the varying needs of the local community. It contains a spacious Main Hall and two separate meeting rooms called the Club Room and the Griffin Room.  Each of these three rooms has a separate kitchen facility.  The rooms are centrally heated and are naturally ventilated.  The Hall has been designed in accordance with current regulations for disabled parking, disabled access and a disabled toilet.

Ferring Village Hall has attained a HALLMARK1 quality of standards scheme for village halls as certified by ACRE (Action in Rural Sussex). A copy of the certificate can be viewed under Downloads.

The Village Hall and rooms are available for hire every day between the hours of 8am and midnight or at such other times as the Management Committee may specifically allow.

“Ferring Village Hall uses personal data for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, fundraising, running and marketing events of the hall, staff employment and its fundraising activities. Data may be retained for up to 7 years or longer where required (eg: by our insurers). If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact the Hall Secretary”

A copy of our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy policy can be found under Downloads on this website.

The Village Hall is an ideal venue for a variety of activities including:

  • Club and society meetings
  • Amateur dramatic societies
  • Arts groups
  • Dancing and music
  • Bridge and chess
  • Computer groups
  • Receptions for weddings, children’s parties etc.
  • Business meetings, conferences, sales, promotions and corporate events

 

The Village Hall has a wide and flexible range of facilities including:

  • The Main Hall with seating for 140 people, a wooden dance floor and a stage at one end of the Hall. The Main Hall has a separate kitchen and its own wc’s.
  • The Club Room with seating for 60 people and a separate kitchen facility.
  • The Griffin Room with seating for 25 people and a separate kitchenette.
  • Parking at the front of the Main Hall for 8 cars plus a disabled parking bay.
  • Wi-Fi access in the Main Hall, Club Room and Griffin Room. Connect to Wi-Fi network Ferring Village Hall and the password is Griffin1.

Newsletter from the Booking Secretary

Hi Everyone

Hope you all are continuing to stay safe and well.
There has been a delay in sending this newsletter out due to a constant change to how the Trustees have, on a daily basis, been working towards re-opening your Village Hall. A very complex task indeed. Changes and updates are received on a daily basis and at the same time we are very aware we need to open at the earliest and safest opportunity. The Trustees also thank you for taking the time to complete your questionnaires, which have been a key piece of information in knowing your needs and expectations. If any are still outstanding I need to remind you they need to be completed before your return. All those received have been used to implement a strategy for the future. There is still more time needed to prepare, but we will keep you posted as soon as we have an official opening date.
A Re-Opening Working Group of Trustees has been formed. Risk Assessments have been carried out in addition to discussing Signage, Hand Sanitizers and Social Distancing and movement in our Car Park. We also have to find the best suppliers, especially hygiene necessities, which will be required long into the future as we live our lives to the NEW normal.  Social distancing and hand washing will be KEY.
Terms and Conditions have been updated and we urge you all when you receive these to take the time to read them through for your own safety and your Group’s safety. For example if some of you find you are using a different room make sure you understand where you will find your Fire Exits,
We will be inviting you individually to meet up with us to discuss and implement your return procedures. It is key we communicate with one another to protect and keep us all safe. If for example there were some problems with the movement of groups from one hirer followed by another your Booking Secretary will need to know. We propose a gradual return to the Village Hall. Some users will find it more challenging than others, but this is one of the reasons why we will meet up for a chat.  In the early days there will be no kitchen facilities but this will change in due course.
In addition to preparing for a reopening we continue to safeguard the building to make sure essential works are completed and investigated. We are very fortunate to have aTrustee who is able to bring his expertise and the knowledge required to this responsible role. In addition our Treasurer keeps a close eye on our funds for our security into the future.
The Newsletter is also a way for us to keep in touch on a general basis and a platform to share and suggest.
It is true to say there are Trustees who are finding these times very difficult especially those of the older generation, and it would be great if one of you could express a wish to become one of our group. Regardless of the current situation the future is bright, and we would welcome some less senior volunteers who could bring so much new energy with their individual expertise. Maybe you have, or know someone who has, just retired and would like to meet up with like minded people. It is also very rewarding to know you could be part of the changing times to bring a quality Service and a vibrant Social place to Ferring Village.  If you would like to know more please let me know. When I stopped working I fell into my role almost by mistake of Booking Secretary, but it has been great how I have been able to keep my mind working as well as meeting and greeting so many enjoyable and diverse people.
We ask for your patience as we are focused on your safety, which sometimes is not how the media makes us feel as there are other areas in the country which have already opened their facilities. Every facility and building is unique and requires and offers different needs.
We will be in touch with you all individually in due course, and be assured we are keen to find a way forward.
Kind regards,
Jeannette
FVH Bookings Secretary
Note:  Please check your booking by clicking here (please leave 24 hours for the system to be updated).
Ferring Village Hall uses personal data for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, fundraising, running and marketing events of the hall, staff employment and its fundraising activities. Data may be retained for up to 7 years for longer where required (eg: by our insurers). If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact the hall Secretary”

COVID 19 - UPDATE

Hi Everyone

We held our Trustee meeting on the 9th September and it was agreed in principle that we now have the protocols, signage and hygiene standards in place. However, it will be a three stage return and we will continue to have a chat on a one on one basis with the organizers of each group who are wishing to return.  We will discuss the feasibility as to the size of the group and the type of movement which takes place, and the day, time and room required. Due to the recent announcement from Boris we now await National Guidelines from our governing body. Any further use is always subject to local and national infection rates and we may need to close again at short notice.

It would be great if the Club Room were available for the groups who prefer this room. However, we need to be sure to have a cleaning programme in place which fits scheduling and protects the community and other users.  I anticipate the Griffin Room and Kitchens will be out of action for some time.

Stage three we were hoping could be a possibility for November, but I am sure you appreciate it is not going to be easy to plan ahead. For those of you who we have

already met we will be back in touch, and can confirm it is our intention dependent on any further notices from the government to be able to proceed with your bookings, and again subject to no change in infection rates.

Please note our Website and Facebook pages will be updated over the weekend with our Ferring Village Hall Covid-19 Incident Action Plan, which we hope shows how we are approaching our responsibilities to protect you all, and how your Trustees are working hard to bring confidence back into our community.

In the meantime please contact the booking secretary if you wish to arrange a time to come along to the hall to have a chat.

A full risk analysis is also underway, as well as new terms of hire for our users. Please take a look at

http://www.ferringvillagehall.org.uk/fvh/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Revised-T%5E0Cs.pdf

for our revised standard terms of hire as well as our new special Covid-19 terms, which outline the protocols and responsibilities for ensuring everybody can be as confident as possible that it will be safe to return to their favourite activities.

A copy of our Covid-19 Incident action plan can be found under Downloads or by clicking here

 

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