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 Defibrillator is located in a yellow box outside the entrance door to the Club Room, for further information click here.
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.
Exciting Times for Ferring Village Hall
Ferring Village Hall has entered an exciting phase of its development as it approaches the centenary of its establishment back in 1924. The legacy left by Mrs Henty has resulted in a vibrant community asset used by a wide range of groups and occasional users whose interests range through the arts, theatre, music and dance, to history and horticulture – to name but a few.
The Hall is in excellent condition, financially viable, and the Trustees work hard to maintain it at a high standard. For example, the roofing has recently been inspected and is being improved. New double-glazed windows have been fitted and the central heating system has been overhauled. Attractive new signage will be fitted outside the building soon, to complement the colourful posters on the outside notice boards. Future plans include more effective insulation of the building and fund-raising for new floors.
In recognition of the work and efforts of the Trustees, Ferring Village Hall has been awarded Level 1 of the Hallmark Quality Scheme run by Action in rural Sussex.
Covid 19 Update
The Trustees of Ferring Village hall continue to monitor and assess all available ongoing advice in regard the Covid 19 Pandemic and have been doing so regularly since the hall closed under the lock down with a view to re opening the hall.We have recently approached many of our key hirers in regards their wishes and thoughts in regards returning to using the village hall and we thank those that responded with many well thought out comments.At their meeting of the 15th July 2020, the Trustees voted to continue to keep the village hall closed at this time as concerns over safety of users remains strong.The Trustees sub-committee for reopening the village hall will continue to consult with Government and Airs officials to identify opportunities to reopen the village hall safely and the matter will be reviewed at the Trustees next meeting on the 9th September, after which further updates will be made.Our Booking Secretaries will still be offering a service by email to respond to any questions or future enquiries. We shall continue to update our Website and keep please also see our Facebook page.Keep safe