Village Hall

Tucked away at the bottom of Hut Lane, and with a wonderful view over acres of unspoilt land, the Village Hall is the main communal meeting place for the village. It is a regular venue for societies as diverse as the Bowls Club, the Variety Club, the Horticultural Society etc.

The building is also the venue for more serious events such as regular meetings of the Parish Council and other committees. Village organisations use the hall for their AGM’s and the annual Village Assembly also meets here every Spring. The Hall can be hired at very competitive rates for private functions.

Registered Charity No. 305236
Activity Address Village Hall, Hut Lane, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. TN22 4HJ
Contact villagehallsecretaryhadlowdown@gmail.com
Contact Address Village Hall, Hut Lane, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. TN22 4HJ
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Email villagehallsecretaryhadlowdown@gmail.com
Web Site URL https://www.hadlowdownvillagehall.org/

Parking

Parking for Hall users is permitted around the perimeter of the building. Please make full use of the rear of the Hall by double-parking if your party is leaving at one time. Or using the rear for the organisers of the event, who will be the last to leave. Parking is permitted in the adjacent lanes, but please ensure cars are parked sensibly, not obstructing any neighbouring driveways and that there is sufficient access for emergency vehicles. The Hire Agreement you will have signed does ask you to appoint a person to be responsible for parking. It will be helpful to our very patient neighbours and not spoil the enjoyment of your own guests if they are called out to move their vehicles.

Electricity

You will find meters in the lobby for the electric sockets and heating, these take £1 coins. The lighting is not on a meter so will not switch off. If for any reason, the power trips. The trip switches are above the front door and a master switch can be found in the top left hand corner of the meter cupboards.

Race Night in the Village Hall

The New Village Hall Committee are pleased to announce we will be holding a “Race Night”
On Saturday 23rd October in the Village Hall.
Do come along and enjoy a curry and a flutter on the horses.
This event will be to raise funds towards our New Village Hall.
There are lots of ways you can join in and support us.

Sponsor a race for £50 and name the race!
Become a race horse owner, only £5 per horse. There will be prizes on the night for the winning owners.
Bets will cost £1 per horse, prize money will be shared equally between winners and HDCC
Tables of eight will be available.
Tickets are £15 per head and include curry*, rice and a popadom!
There will be a licensed bar…

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO BUY TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT BOB ON 830857

*Vegetarian curry available, please pre-order with your ticket

 

Horticultural Society Show a Blooming Success

Although the number of categories were reduced this year the Horticultural Society members put on a wonderful exhibition of village gardening and crafts.
the usual delicious variety of cakes and other refreshments were available.
The show was well attended despite Covid and the awful weather!
Watch this space for a list of the trophy winners.

 

 

Village Lottery Draw

 

The New Village Hall Committee is pleased to confirm the next Lottery Draw will be held at the Combined village societies AGM  on the 23rd July in the Village Hall. The Committee would like to thank everyone that has renewed their numbers this year. There are still numbers available to purchase. Tickets are £12 annually, a maximum of 12 tickets can be held by one participant. There are three draws per year and the jackpot is shared between  3 entrants.

The  prize fund will be 50% of the Income for that 4 month period—

1st prize = 50% of prize fund.
2nd prize = 37.5% of prize fund.
3rd prize = 12.5% of prize fund.

Please contact Janet Tourell if you would like to purchase a ticket or renew your numbers Email: jtourell@btinternet.com

The next draw, after the 23rd July, will be held at the Christmas Market, also in the Village Hall. Dates for this will be published here and on the lottery page of New Village Hall website as soon as they have been confirmed.

*For full details of the HDCC Lottery including terms and conditions please visit our website here

**For details of previous draws please visit our website here

 

Village Societies AGM

The AGM, due to be held in February, was postponed due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We are pleased to announce it has now been re-scheduled for 23rd July. Please come along to hear from your Village Societies, perhaps you are interested in volunteering or are new to the village? All are welcome, refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm

Hort.Soc. 2021 Annual Show

We are pleased to announce that the Horticultural Society have decided to go ahead with this years Annual Show.
In order to create more space for people to move around the tables in line with Covid-19 guidelines some of the usual categories in the show schedule have been cut.  There will be no ‘Pot Plant’, ‘Craft’, or ‘Children’s’ categories.  Please see the schedule for other changes.
Hopefully refreshments will be available in a gazebo outside the hall.

Please click here to see or download the Entry Form & Rules
And click here for the Schedule

History of Hadlow Down Village Hall

HADLOW DOWN’S VILLAGE HALL: PAST AND THE FUTURE?
Hadlow Down’s first village hall, although not named as such, was a large hut obtained from the YMCA and erected on land donated by the Eridge Estate; it was always known as ‘the Hut’ or ‘the Red Triangle Hut’ after its previous owners’ symbol.  Opened on June 8th 1921 by Princess Marie Louise, Queen Victoria’s last grandchild, it immediately became the focal point for many of the village’s activities. The Hut hosted many social occasions, classes, Horticultural Society meetings, the Organ Club, British Legion (male and female branches) the Happy Circle for older members of the village, the Jazz Club, the Pied Pipers drama group, and the Bowls Club. It was also used for more formal meetings such as the Church Parochial Council and the Parish Council. Continue reading “History of Hadlow Down Village Hall”

Neighbours Object as New Plan Submitted for Homes on Village Hall Site

From Uckfield News:

A new outline planning application has been submitted to demolish Hadlow Down Village Hall and build three homes on the site.

Outline permission was given in 2018 for the project- see a previous Uckfield News story: Plans to demolish village hall and build three homes approved – but reserved matters have not been submitted within the three years required.

The same design and access statement submitted for the first application, number WD/2018/0089/0 accompanies the new application, number WD/2021/0471.

Continue reading “Neighbours Object as New Plan Submitted for Homes on Village Hall Site”

The Spring Market.

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 virus the Hadlow Down Spring Market that was to be held on on Saturday, 21st March has had to be cancelled
Please watch these pages for details of rearranged fayres/markets later in the year