Thursley Village Hall is a beautiful Victorian school building in the heart of Thursley, just off the A3 close to the Hindhead Tunnel. It provides one of the best community facilities in the area - and it loves to be used!
With a large Main hall and separate smaller North hall, fully equipped kitchen and spacious lawned garden to the rear which backs onto Thursley National Nature Reserve, the Hall is a great venue available to hire for events from wedding receptions (with space for erecting a marquee in the garden) to Brownies/Cub Scouts sleepover weekends and all points inbetween.
Everyone is welcome!
We are hopefully beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, since the Prime Minister announced his roadmap out of lockdown.
As you have probably noticed, the Hall has been in use throughout the past year as our wonderful Butterflies Nursery continued to provide childcare facilities for key workers’ children during the first lockdown and has since run as normal throughout the second.
The measures they have to put in place to ensure as far as possible that the children and staff remain Covid-free are onerous. It therefore remains a tricky balancing act in the short term for us to hire out the Hall to other users, but rest assured we are doing all we can to open things up as and when we are allowed to. For the time being, please contact Isobel Murphy, the Hall Manager, direct - on 01252 706929 or 07826 521954 - if you have any questions or wish to discuss the possibility of hiring the Hall for any reason.
We can’t wait to start up our community events again! Thanks for all your support, as always.
We are sure you have noticed the gleaming new roof on the Hall, the third and final phase of which was completed during lockdown. Not only was the whole roof retiled, it was also insulated for the first time, so we are hoping this will make a big difference to the energy bills and to the comfort of the Hall. Huge thanks to Russell Worcester and his team from R&R Roofing, who did a fabulous job, and who we highly recommend.New windows!
We have just finished replacing most of the Hall’s windows with new double glazed panels (main Hall) and secondary glazing (North Hall). With help on the ground from David Beechey, who remade one of the enormous windows at the front which was too rotten to reglaze, we think you will agree that Met Therm Windows of Liss have done a great job for us. Butterflies Nursery has already noticed the difference in heat retention, so hopefully those energy bills will be even lower now.
We are so grateful to the organisations who have helped us with these projects, without whose support none of it would have been possible.
Thanks must also go to all of you who have supported us at our fundraising events and with your generous donations. None of this would have been possible without you!
As mentioned in our parish magazine updates, our plans to update the layout of the Hall are now with Waverley Borough Council awaiting planning consent - fingers crossed! You can download the plans here (Requires Acrobat Reader) or on the Council’s website here. The aim of the alterations, in a nutshell, is to enable the two parts of the Hall to be used separately at the same time, so that the Nursery can keep going every weekday AND the North Hall can be used by other people at the same time; to improve the kitchen area so that in the week both “sides” of the Hall (Nursery and North) can use their own separated side of kitchen, while at other times the kitchen can be used as a much bigger and more usable whole space; and too add another shed’s worth of outside storage space. We will need to fundraise hard to bring these plans to fruition, so your support and encouragement will be needed now more than ever. Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas to help us - all input gratefully received as always.
Please take a quick look at our village hall Facebook page. Make sure to like and follow us (please!) so you don’t miss any village hall news.
And as always, please contact us if you’d like to get involved in any way with the Hall - everyone and their opinions welcome!
Sunday 27th June 2021 - 3pm
Blithe Spirit, by Black Box Productions
If the Covid roadmap dates stay on track, what better way to celebrate the first weekend of freedom than this outdoor production of Noel Coward’s classic comedy from Black Box, who brought us their rollicking version of The 39 Steps in 2019? This will take place in the garden, come rain or shine (unless there’s an actual hurricane!), so come prepared with sunscreen and/or a rain hat! There will be some tables and chairs, but you are welcome to bring rugs and cushions to sit on if you prefer. Tickets are £11 for adults and £8 for kids/students, available on a first come, first served basis from Clea on 01252 703913 or 07711 183959 or email@example.com. We will also be selling afternoon tea (cup of tea, small sandwich and cake) for £5 per person, as well as Pimm’s to celebrate our freedom! Book early to avoid disappointment …
13th/14th November 2021
Belated 75th Anniversary VE Day Exhibition and Evening Do
Please save the dates! The History Society is putting on their fantastic VE Day exhibition, postponed by Covid from last year, and the Village Hall Committee is planning an evening do on the Saturday with entertainment, singalongs and food lovingly prepared by our village team!
Sunday 28th November 2021
Abigail’s Party, by Black Box Productions
Postponed from 2020, a chance to see Black Box’s version of the classic 1970s suburban comedy, Abigail’s Party. A light-hearted start to the Christmas season. Save the date!
Saturday 4th December 2021
Thursley Christmas Fair
Please contact Amanda Hall on 01252 702751 or 07816 230618 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, including reserving a stall.
Thank you for all your support - these events are only a success because of your presence!