Nevendon Community Hall
Nevendon Community Hall - Church Lane, Nevendon. - John Simpson
One of our aspirations back in 1999, to celebrate the arrival of the new Millennium, was to reach out to the growing community around us, by providing a resource centre. A previous churchwarden, Bob Doe, gave us the idea of replacing our old 1914-1918 Army Officers Mess hut with a purpose built hall, providing all ages with a facility to meet and hold events.
The church community put their hands into their pockets as well as organising fundraising events, and the sum of £10,000 was eventually raised; a small but worthy start to an ambitious idea. In 2005, an application was raised by our Rector for National Lottery funding for the project, this proved to be successful and the building of the hall commenced in May 2005 and was opened in February 2006 by the Bishop of Bradwell and the Chair of the Basildon District Council, Sandra Hillier.
We have now celebrated several anniversies and the resource has proved to be a success, we now hold regular events in the hall for the community and these groups include: Yoga, AA, Teas With Style, Courses for Baptism and Wedding Preparation, Neighbourhood Watch, Community, Childrens Birthday's, Bazaars and Fetes. Although small, the hall seems to cater for many activities. It has a kitchen with full cooking facilities, supported by a stock of crockery and cutlery for a group of 40 seated. There is a toilet designed to allow wheelchair access and contains baby changing facilities.
The hiring rates are constantly under review, at present they are as follows:
- One off event: £ per hour.
- Regular booking: £ per hour.
[A returnable deposit of £100 is required for all events in case of any damage during events.]
Booking enquiries can be made by calling:
John Simpson (Hall Booking Officer) on Tel: 01268 289305