Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park
© Somerford Keynes Parish Council and contributors 2014-8

Facilities

Capacity    * Seated: 80 / Standing: 100 Facilities     * Large hall     * Fitted kitchen     * Toilets     * Car park     * Disabled facilities Licences       Public entertainment licence    * Performing Rights Society music licence     * Fire certificate     * Public liability insurance     * Hallmark levels 1, 2 and 3

To Hire the Hall

To hire the hall please telephone or email the Booking Clerk who will be pleased to advise on availability, charges and the hire agreement. 01285 860469 dessheen@talktalk.net

Activities

Clubs and regular users Art Bridge History Group Parish Council Short Mat Bowls Zumba Parochial Church Council To contact any of these groups see the Activities page

Some Previous Events

Somerford Keynes Village Hall

Where we are

Committee Contacts

Chairman Richard Goldman 01285 861705 Treasurer Aideen McEvoy-Wilding    01285 861416 Secretary Dave Swaffer Bookings: Des Sheen 01285 860469 The committee comprises the above and a representative from all regular user groups.

Solar Panels

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the village hall. The project was partially funded with a grant of £4000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions donated by Cory Environmental, to whom the Management Committee expresses its thanks. The panels generate electricity for selling to the grid (or use when the hall is occupied during daylight hours). These should provide a steady income for at least 25 years. In its first full year, the treasurer’s estimate of income was exceeded, and in a poor year for sunlight! At the 2018 AGM it was announced that a fund has been started from this income to pay for maintenance and eventual replacement of the panels. (The efficiency is believed to drop off after 25 years in the sun. We shall see!)
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Defibrillator

The Village Hall, Parish Council, Southwest Ambulance Trust and Community Heartbeat have come together to provide the  defibrillator mounted on the Hall. Two generous local donations have covered the rest of the costs.  To use it call 999 for an ambulance and follow instructions. Do keep the phone number of willing neighbours next to your phone.  The ambulance service can call them to fetch the AED while you do CPR. Do watch this CPR video now! You might save a life.

Events 

The Christmas Fair

was held on Saturday 24 November. Local crafts, preserves, mosaics, studio ceramics, cards, raffle, art works, jewellery plus many more seasonal gifts were on sale. There was a performance from a  children’s choir.   The latest Village Quiz was held on 10th November, with lots of puddings in the interval. All teams scored between 50 and 75 marks, so were mostly satisfied! £535 was raised for church funds. Harvest Festival supper took place on Sunday 8th October in the hall after the Harvest Festival in church. about 45 people enjoyed a bring and share supper.  
Scarecrow Day 2015
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Are you a U3A member?

A new Astronomy group meets in the village hall monthly on the second Thursday of each month. If you are interested contact Peter Watkins 861614. You do not need to be a U3A member to visit us once, but you do if you choose to join us.
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