There has been a Village Hall in Peterchurch since the 1920s, offering a secular place for meeting and socialising. The first, largely corrugated-iron structure, was situated where Orchard Place is today. From 1978 to 2014 we shared premises with the village Primary School. In 2014 we obtained the freehold of The Old Magistrates’ Court in Closure Place and changed buildings again.
Extensive alterations to the building were carried out; including a new flat roof, gutting the interior and new wooden flooring throughout, the provision of a catering kitchen and new toilet facilities - accessibility for the disabled was built-in to every aspect of the design. There was a grand opening in September 2016. Improvements have continued, with the installation of environmentally-friendly air-source heating; then solar panels were placed on the roof, and most recently double glazing to the windows throughout. Thanks to a Community Fund grant from the Big Lottery a high-quality Audio/Visual system, including a hearing-loop, was installed in the Main Hall in 2022.
The Trustees of the Peterchurch Village Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation aim to provide residents of the village, and the wider Golden Valley, with a modern, well-equipped, community space for them to use.
Peterchurch Village Hall is supported by a voluntary group of dedicated parishioners, who look after and maintain the hall and help to facilitate the events and activities.
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The Village Hall is run by a management committee as a registered charity for the benefit of the local community and relies on the support of local people and groups hiring the venue without whom, it could not continue to thrive.