Village hall

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A village hall is a public building in a village used for various things such as:

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United Kingdom

Bedhampton Social Hall, United Kingdom BSH SW P1010018.JPG
Bedhampton Social Hall, United Kingdom
St Bees Village Hall Cumbria, UK. Built 1882. St Bees Village Hall.jpg
St Bees Village Hall Cumbria, UK. Built 1882.

In the United Kingdom, a village hall is usually a building which contains at least one large room (plus kitchen and toilets), is owned by a local government council or independent trustees, and is run for the benefit of the local community. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 such village halls. [1]

Such a hall is typically used for a variety of public and private functions, such as:

Village halls are generally run by committees, and if not already part of a local government body such as a parish council, then such committees are eligible for charitable status. [2] They may have other names such as a Village Institute or Memorial Hall. In some localities a church hall or community centre provides similar functions.

Wales

The word neuadd (IPA: /'neiæð/) is used to refer to village halls in Welsh-speaking parts of Wales, as in Neuadd Dyfi, the village hall in Aberdyfi. [3]

United States

La Grange, Illinois Village Hall La Grange, Illinois Village Hall.jpg
La Grange, Illinois Village Hall

In the United States, a village hall is the seat of government for villages. It functions much as a town hall or city hall.

See also

Action for village halls in England

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References

  1. ACT website Jan 2019
  2. Use of Church Halls for Village Hall and Other Charitable Purposes, Charity Commission , United Kingdom, July 2001.
  3. "Neuadd Dyfi" . Retrieved 2 November 2009.