Ashbury Village Hall



Forthcoming Events:

Art and Craft Sessions in the Village Hall:

To book any of these sessions or for further details pleas contact Margaret Smith (710800) or email: Early booking is advisable as the workshops are popular and the number of attendees is limited.

Regular Meetings

Watercolour Painting Group – monthly meetings are held under the guidance of Hilary Sinclair in the Village Hall. The cost is £8 per session. For further details please contact Margaret Smith (710800)

Total Body Workout – this group meets on Thursday evenings (start time to be decided either 7.00 or 7.30 pm).  Like the Pilates group this is pay when you attend, and the cost will be £5.  For more details contact Jude Ruggerio on 07890 656053.

Events Being Planned for 2017/18

Open Gardens Event 2018 – as a result of positive feedback from the 2016 event, a follow up will be organised for 2018, perhaps with a different theme.  More details in due course.

Volunteers are needed both to join the Committee responsible for planning these gardening events and to provide support from the side lines.  If you would like to become involved or have any suggestions or queries please call Nigel Jeffries (Chair – 710526) or Norma Fergusson (Secretary – 710055).  New people with fresh ideas will keep us “up with the times”.

Village Hall Booking Diary

View the Village Hall Booking Diary for April 2017

View the Village Hall Booking Diary for May 2017

View the Village Hall Booking Diary for June 2017

Village Hall Specifications, Photographs, Booking Arrangements and Key Holders

View the photographs Read about the specifications and booking arrangements

Key holders are: Lin/Kevin Clark (first contact), Maggie Simons, Margaret Smith, Roger Baker or Maxine Curtis.  This list is also displayed on the Village Hall Notice Board.

The Village Hall Committee

View the Committee Membership

Chairman & Secretary’s Annual Report 2016

View the Report 2016

Refurbishment and Re-opening of the Village Hall

June 2015 – Find out about the refurbishment/re-opening of the Village Hall and unveiling of the Village Textile Map.

Read more about the background to and development of the Textile Map.

The Textile Map booklets have been reprinted.  The cost of the booklet, including a postcard, is £2.50.  Please contact 710800 if you would like a copy.

Reports on 2015 Events held at the Village Hall

View 2015 event reports and photos 0766irfan

Reports on 2014/2013 Events held at the Village Hall

View 2014/2013 event reports and photos    

Background & History of Ashbury Village Hall

Ashbury Village Hall (copyright Margaret Smith)

Ashbury Village Hall enjoys a central location in Chapel Lane, close to the War Memorial. It was built in 1864 to accommodate The National School, a charity school for children of the poor. Following construction of a new Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School in 1960, the old National School was used as a Village Hall. This arrangement was formalised on the death of the Countess of Craven, in 1961, when she bequeathed this building in her will for the use of the people of Ashbury. Today, the business and upkeep of the Hall are overseen by a local Committee. The Hall is used on a regular basis by a number of Village groups and it also hosts several community functions each year.