The Bucklesham and Foxhall Village Hall was built in 1976 and has been a thriving community hub ever since. It is a large, light, airy space that is perfect for parties, dances, wakes, meetings, weddings and exhibitions; In fact all social and professional functions.
The Main Hall measures 18m x 20m. It is fully heated & double glazed and we have modern lightweight easily foldable tables & seating for up to 150 people. The sprung floor is fantastic for dances.
There is a fully fitted kitchen with excellent facilities including a large double oven and microwave. We have an array of catering equipment for the kitchen such as glasses, cutlery sets, tablecloths, meat dishes etc. There are Audio Visual & presentation facilities available with projector & 3-meter electronic screen. At the far end of the Hall is a permanent stage with two dressing rooms and toilet. There is a hearing loop system with professional sound system available. We have modern toilets with baby changing facilities & full disabled access. There is a comfortable Committee Room for small meetings. The car park has 20 spaces and there is a disabled access ramp at the side entrance.
The Hall is managed with a great team effort by a hard working Committee. Regular bookings by new groups and societies are increasing all the time and we continue to attract more one-off bookings for parties, conferences, lectures and exhibitions.
We have an ongoing maintenance project and recently updated the kitchen with new tiling and work tops and two new fire doors, and a thorough face lift with a lick of new paint throughout the whole Hall.
We are indebted to the Bucklesham Parish Council who frequently support our fundraising efforts and the Archer Cartwright Charity and the Bucklesham Community Council for their regular grants helping us with the cost of the heating oil and funding the Christmas Suppers. We often hold fundraising events which have proved very successful and we have been very lucky in that our grant applications for Hall improvements have been successful. This allows us to do all work necessary to keep the hall up to modern standards, without increasing the cost of hire to villagers and guests.