Coronavirus: due to social distancing measures and the threat to the health and wellbeing of us all, it is with regret that we must close the hall to all bookings, with immediate effect.
This will be reviewed at the end of April, and may well be extended further.
Regrettably, this will coincide with our biggest fundraising event of the year, The Bluebell Walk. This event is hosted with considerable input and support from the Tottington Woodlanders but given that is a group event we cannot go ahead with it this year.
We will update you on the website, via Facebook, and through direct communication with user groups, as to when we will be able to offer bookings again.
Stay safe and in contact, everyone, and best wishes,
The Management Committee”
There has been a village hall in Small Dole more or less continuously since one was founded in 1911. Since 1977 the present hall has been managed by a charitable trust to whom it is leased from the owners of the Mackley Industrial Estate on payment of a peppercorn rent. The hall is greatly valued as an amenity for the local community, bringing together people from across the village by providing a welcoming space for local societies and social groups to hold their meetings and events.
The village hall building comprises one large main room, a kitchen, and an annexe for the storage of tables and chairs. Through the annexe there are men’s and women’s lavatories and an accessible lavatory. All of the rooms are on one level and there are no steps to access the building from the car park, so it is thoroughly accessible for wheelchair users. The main room of the hall measures approximately 9.1m by 4.8m, and has a stock of 40 comfortable chairs and 13 folding tables.
The kitchen measures 3.4m by 3.6m with a door and servery giving access to the main hall. The kitchen is stocked with two kettles, a microwave, a fridge, and an electric hob and oven, besides a sink and separate handbasin and generous provision of crockery and cutlery.
There is a car park outside the village hall for the use of hall hirers, which can accommodate about a dozen cars.