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Village Hall 


To hire either the whole Hall or the Committee Room, please read  our Privacy Policy, the Conditions of Hire and Health and Safety Policy and then contact the Bookings Secretary on 01300 345455 or e-mail ian@knappshill.plus.com   Please note that additional Conditions are now included in the Conditions of Hire to cover Covid-19 precautions. Please also take note of the Covid Guidelines for Village Hall Users and bring these to the attention of all attendees at your meeting/function.   Safeguarding Policy Buckland Newton Village Hall takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and has a Safeguarding Policy.  If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns, please contact the nominated Safeguarding Member e-mail parishkate0@googlemail.com 

Buckland Newton Village Hall  (Charity No. 282290)

Redesigned in 2000 and rebuilt to a high standard, Buckland Newton's Village Hall is the ideal

venue for your group's meetings, functions or shows. It's also the perfect surroundings for private

parties, wedding receptions or birthday celebrations.

The Village Hall is adjacent to the Piddletrenthide to Sturminster Newton road (B3143) and

has car parking.  Postcode DT2 7BZ, Grid Reference ST 69363 05198.  The Village Hall is

approximately 150 yards south (towards Dorchester) of the Parish Field / primary school

crossroads, and 200 yards north (towards Pulham and Sturminster Newton) of the Old

Chapel Stores.

The main hall is light and spacious with large areas of glass in both roof and south-facing

elevations, giving a very pleasant and well-lit environment. In fine weather double doors can be

opened onto the attractive sheltered and covered patio.

The provision of both overhead and adjustable wall lighting provides the ideal ambience for all

occasions. There is a well-proportioned stage, with lighting and a sound system may be

available for hire. The main hall also has a sprung maple floor, making it ideal for dances and


The Hall comprises the Main Hall, a Committee Room, Kitchen and Toilets (including disabled

access). The Main Hall and the Committee Room may be hired separately or as a whole.

All heating costs are included in the hire charges. The Hall may be hired by the session or for a

whole day. The Hall is a No Smoking area.

The Main Hall

The Main Hall measures approximately 11.5 metres by 8.5 metres (37 feet by 27 feet). There is a

6 metre by 3 metre (20' x 10') Stage, equipped with a lighting bar and sound system. A

cloakroom/bar area at the back of the hall can be separated from the main hall by a roller

shutter. The lighting may be dimmed as required and the rooflights are fitted with roller blinds.

The Main Hall will accommodate approximately 130 people seated in auditorium style, or a

maximum of 100 seated at tables.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with oven and hob, refrigerator and microwave and adjoins the

Main Hall via a shutter and serving area.

The Committee Room

For smaller meetings, the Committee Room (measuring 6 metres by 3.5 metres - 20' x 11') will

accommodate 20 people. This part of the Hall has just been refurbished to a very high standard

and is perfect for smaller meetings or events. There is direct access to the kitchen.

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Photographs show  Main Hall    the newly-refurbished Committee Room,     the recently-refurbished kitchen area