Shalford Village Hall - Essex - CM7 5EZ
Shalford Village Hall and the large playing fields were donated in trust by Major Guy Gilbey Gold of adjacent Abbots Hall to Shalford residents in 1925 with a clock tower being added in 1945 in memory of his son Rodney Gold lost at Anzio in 1944.
The building consists of the main hall which will hold 100 people, a small hall used for committee meetings, changing rooms, showers, toilets and a fitted kitchen. Outside we have a football and cricket pitch, tennis court and children’s play area.
The Village Hall and facilities are run by a voluntary Management Committee which meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.
We are always looking for support from residents who have an interest in the village community whether it be helping manage and maintain the Village Hall facilities, arranging fund raising events or simply turning up to support those events
Completely new kicthen facilities installed February 2015 including new easy clean flooring, together with dishwasher
Our sources of income are from letting the Hall and facilities, fund raising events and grants. The latter two are essential because letting fees do not cover the ever increasing running costs, let alone maintenance and improvements.
In the last couple of years we have obtained grants to refurbish the shower rooms, toilets and kitchen in 2015. The equipment in the children’s play area has also been replaced with further grants and proceeds from the Summer Fetes, fund raising events and the Parish footpath map.
However there is still much work to do
If you do not want to see these Village facilities lost, then please support us
Update October 2013 - For many years the original trust deed has been missing but through the efforts of current chairman Colin Golding copy has been obtain via Charity Commissioners
Trust deed is required to estabilish correct ownership when applying for government grants which the current management intend to do with the refurbishment of the village hall.
With solicitors help the deed has been updated to reflect current legislation and can now be viewed
at :- >>Trust Deed 2014<<