About The Hall;
Granborough Village Hall was built in 1910 on land donated to the Village by
Ralph Verney for the purpose of building a Parish Hall and Library.
To quote from the original conveyance:
“The Trustees will hold the land and buildings hereby conveyed upon trust for the following purposes:-
For the purpose of a Parish hall and Library to be used by all the Parishioners of Granborough of both sexes and all classes.
For the purpose of public and private meetings without preference of religion or politics.
For the purpose of concerts, games and other forms of recreation and social events to the advantage of the Parish generally.
The Management of the said premises shall be in the hands of a Committee of no less than eleven in number and the Trustees shall be ex officio members of such a Committee.”
The Committee should comprise of the Vicar, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parish Council and any other Parishioners.
The Hall is an interesting building with a first floor that originally housed a library and a Committee room. During the Second World War Evacuees were housed in the Hall. Since then the library has disappeared and the Hall has been extended and improved so that the upstairs is not used very often. However, it is well maintained like the rest of the Hall. The hall is shortly to undergo a full restoration project.
Village Hall Contacts;
Chairman: David Smedley Secretary: Emily Despaigne Treasurer: John Piddington
Secretary’s Report for 2018/19 Village Hall Report May 2019
Please Contact Ann Sear on 670314
to discuss hall hire and availability.
Residents: £5 per hour
Non residents: £10 per hour
Weddings & Commercial Hire: £100
You will be charged at full rate from the time you collect the key to the time you return the key. Please remember to include enough set-up and clear down time in your booking.
For one-off bookings a deposit of 10% of the hiring fee will be due at the time of booking – this is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled at short notice.