Village Hall

Our hall is a very popular venue for clubs and societies. Regular bookings include the Duns Tew Drama Group, Natural Childbirth Trust classes, Music for Toddlers, the Music Society, W.I. and Parish Council meetings, Yoga, and Zumba. These groups pay a reduced rental which covers the fixed costs of running the hall.

The hall is also available for private hire and, with its well appointed kitchen and a capacity for 80 guests, is a favoured venue for weddings, funerals and parties.

The Village Hall Committee also organises village events such as the Boule and Croquet Competitions and the Village Barbecue thanks to a trusty band of committee members and helpers.

The future of our Village Hall depends on support from everyone so please help in any way you can.

Charity coffee mornings

We host a coffee morning on the first Saturday of the month, from 10:30 to 12:30. Various charities are supported each month.

Bookings

Beth Brown Bookings Secretary

07796 262586

dunstewvillagehall@googlemail.com

Hire charges apply to the whole letting period (i.e. from time of entry to time of leaving) so please include setting up and clearing away time in your booking. The hire charge includes the use of the car park, all furniture, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

The hall is regsitered on Venues4Hire

Hall booking form Download

Charges

Regular users

Non-profit

£6 per hour

Commercial

£8 per hour

Other users

Residents

£8 per hour

Non-residents

£12 per hour

Commercial

£18 per hour

Hall T&Cs Download

Regular users

Please contact the Bookings Secretary to reserve dates (minimum 3 per 12 weeks) in advance. You will be sent an invoice.

For breakages, faulty equipment, or any other general enquiries

Sarah Taylor

01869 340827

sarahtaylor27.st@googlemail.com

Hiring of Village Hall equipment (without hiring the Village Hall)

Village Hall equipment is available for hire unless it has already been committed to a hall booking. Crockery, cutlery and glasses can be hired at Village Hall hourly rental rates. Non returns and breakages will be charged at £1 per item. Tables and chairs are NOT available for hire.

Exceptions to the above may be made for community events at the discretion of the Village Hall Committee.

History

The Village Hall was built in 1874 by the Dashwoods as a school. The school closed in 1968 and the village successfully negotiated with Oxfordshire County Council to buy the building for use as a Village Hall.

It was registered as a charity in 1970. The Parish Council pays the mortgage through the annual precept and the day-to-day management is in the hands of the Village Hall Committee whose members are elected annually at the AGM.

A major project to extend and refurbish the building was completed in May 2006 after many years of raising the funds (£160,000). The support from the whole village was overwhelming. Individuals, clubs and societies organised fund-raising events and local benefactors contributed generously. Grants were successfully applied for from DEFRA,the Lottery, local councils and charitable foundations.