Waverton Village Hall. Established in 1989. Registered Charity No. 517243
A large village hall in the lovely village of Waverton, the hall and alongside playing fields are managed by a sub committe of Waverton Parish Council - The Waverton Village Hall & Playing Fields Managment committee, consisting of volunteer committe members, and affiliated members who use the hall.
Waverton Village Hall is primarily for the benefit of the local community, and priority will go to local organisations and events to benefit all members of the local community. Tarporley Health Centre have a GP surgery at Waverton Village Hall, operating 5 sessions a week, and various nurse clinics take place, as well there is a pharmacy for the Health Centre users.
A Large and modern hall with a curtained stage area, with access to the Side room on the right, and the Community Hall on the left. Two sets of double front doors allow access from the foyer where the male, female and disabled toilets are situated. A kitchen and bar area are situated on the left top corner of the hall.
7.38m x 15.6m = 115m2
The size of a full badminton court with wooden flood, court markings, and a very high ceiling. The hall has decorative sails that can be hung to create a lower ceiling effect for special events.
The SIDE ROOM is a long room with windows and access from the foyer and the side exit. The room has a foldaway partition and can be divided into 2 connected smaller rooms.
3.9m x 14.7m = 59m2
The COMMUNITY HALL runs alongside the main hall divided by sliding doors, it has velux windows. Access can be through the rear doors or via the main hall, it has a small kitchen area and 2 gender neutral toilet.
3.9m x 12.7m = 53m2
Both rooms can be set up with adult and/or child tables and chairs.
Waverton GP Surgery
Following the transfer of the village school to its present site in April 1966, the
Parish Council leased the old school building opposite St. Peter’s Church from the
Westminster Estate at a rent of £200 p.a. for three years, increasing to £300 p.a.
thereafter The building started operating as Waverton’s first “official” Village Hall
on 1 st .October 1967, run by a committee composed of representatives from village
organisations plus two members from the Parish Council – an arrangement which
continues in the running of the present Hall.
The first Hall operated for over 20 years, providing a daily venue for a
Nursery School and a weekly venue for both the Church Sunday School and a
Youth Club. It was used regularly for a variety of other activities, including
badminton, ballet, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts, as well as catering for
meetings, jumble sales, parties and village dances.
A rapidly increasing village population highlighted the need for a an improved
facility and early in 1987, as owners of the former Victoria Mill and its site situated
on the canal at Egg Bridge, the Parish Council sold both building and site to
“Barratts” for housing development, for the sum of £330,000 This area is now the
Mill Quays estate.
Having obtained a thirty year lease in 1975 from the Westminster Estate on the land
known as the “Queen’s Field”, the Parish Council used some of the “Barratts”
money to purchase a piece of this land freehold from the Estate. It was on this piece
of land that the present Hall was built with the remaining “Barratts” money.
All village organisations were consulted about their requirements for facilities in the
new building, including the local Doctors’ Practice formerly
housed in a private dwelling, resulting in the design of the present Hall..
This new Hall was officially opened by the Duke of Westminster on
13 th . September 1989, having been in active use from some months earlier.
A plaque commemorating the official opening can be seen in the main entrance hall
of the building.
Information provided by Former Chariman and Secretary of Waverton Village Hall
Mr Alaister Audsley