A village hall is a public building in a village used for various things such as:
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.
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.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.
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.
In the United States, a village hall is the seat of government for villages. It functions much as a town hall or city hall.
Action for village halls in England
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