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”
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 BTHub3-M6XK and the password is Griffin1.
Ferring Village Hall Future Developments
As the Village Hall is no longer part of the Neighbourhood Plan, and there is no possibility that the Hall will be demolished, now or in the future, the Trustees are busy maintaining and improving the building. Recently, the Hall has had new, double-glazed windows fitted as part of a development programme aimed at improving the insulation of the building. A survey has established that the fabric of the building is sound and the central heating system has been inspected and is operating excellently. Roof improvements will be carried out soon, which will ensure that there are no problems for at least five years, and once this work is complete action will be taken to update the roof insulation. At the same time, bids will be made to obtain funding for longer-term work on all of the flat and pitched roofs.
A new door has been ordered for the Club Room entrance, which will improve the insulation and appearance of the outside of the building. New signage was delayed by the need for planning permission but will soon be installed, together with new notice boards replacing the wooden ones which are sadly dilapidated at the front of the Hall.
In the medium term, redecoration inside the Hall and new flooring are planned, subject to suitable funds being available. Fund-raising will revolve around bookings, bids to charitable organisations, and fund-raising events, hopefully with the support of the Friends group which has been set up recently.
Work is progressing on the booking system and publicity / marketing, with more emphasis on use of our website and social media such as Facebook. This has resulted in an encouraging increase in Hall usage by commercial and charitable organisations and one-off users. Nevertheless, we still have times available if you wish to book to use one of our rooms.
Further details from the Secretary, Clyde Fordyce. Call 01903 249553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ferring Village Hall Friends are continuing their successful start by planning social and fund-raising events which will be open to all. If you would like to join the Friends (free) please contact email@example.com or write to: Jane Crathern at 5 St Helier Road, Ferring BN12 5EZ.