Village Hall, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
The Stewart Village Halll is embedded in the history of our Village,
it started life in 1870 as the Village School. There are several
booklets published by village groups which tell the story of days
those halcyon days; ringing the school bell, classes being held in
what is now the main hall and legendary teachers that are still
remembered fondly today. An old abacus on the wall of the main hall
bears the legend, "Manners
and is a lovely reminder of the hall's original role.
: There have been many changes since the hall opened as the Village
Hall in 1976 - Stewart Village Hall is now maintained and run as a
charitable trust to support and maintain this historic building on
behalf of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell villagers, community groups, local
businesses and all hall users and to remain at the heart of the
average annual income* is £16,300 and regular outgoings £13,800
the balance is used to maintain, preserve and improve the structure
of the hall and facilities offered.
on Financial accounts 2014-16)
: will accommodate up to 100 people or 130 in Theatre style set up.
It supports multi-media presentations with projector, electric screen
and audio systems plus controllable room lighting, tables and
comfortable padded chairs for flexible seating arrangements –
dining, lectures, conferences, sales tables, etc .
: The hall boasts a fully operational kitchen with double ovens,
plate and dish warmer, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is
cutlery and crockery and glassware available. The Kitchen is
for hire with the hall or separately for cooking demonstrations,
catering preparation etc.
Stewart Room : an
attractive room for smaller groups and meetings and has it's own
facilities to make refreshments. Use of the kitchen when hiring the
Stewart Room is also possible.
: There are a wide range of activities regularly held in the Hall
reaching across all ages and interests of the village community, it
is the home to the village Toddlers group, to keep fit, badminton,
short mat bowls and pilates. Monthly WI meetings are held and local
bands practice in the hall, village lunch club and village meetings
are held in the hall as are, private parties and fundraising events.
The current regular groups are listed on the calendar.
The Trustees welcome new and diverse groups to use the hall and will
always try to accommodate their needs.If
you are interested in hiring either Stewart Room, the Main Hall or
the Kitchen please contact our Hall Manager : Shena Luck : 01491
834543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
you would like to support the Hall as a Trustee or a Volunteer then
please contact our Treasurer : Annette Kilworth : 01491 834050 or
for the current calendar of activities
for a picture gallery of the hall and rooms set up in different