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Honorary Freeman of the Parish
Teynham Community Hall
89 Station Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9DU
To book Teynham Community Hall
please phone the Clerk to the Parish Council on 01795 487063
(Office hours, weekdays 10.00am to 2.00pm ONLY)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teynham Community Hall is a well established and much loved hall which has served the village for over 40 years. It has a full Premises licence and is suitable for all types of functions for up to 100 persons with tables and for dancing or 150 persons standing or close seated, in accordance with the guidance plan. Such events may include:
celebratory events, such as birthdays, engagement parties and weddings;
dances and dance practises and lessons;
fitness and exercise groups and classes:
family parties and luncheons;
film shows, lectures, meetings and company events;
gardening shows, charity fairs and similar events;
whist drives, card and board games;
clubs, groups and society meetings and functions and
indoor sports events such as short mats bowls, table tennis, soft ball sports etc.
The 'Main Hall' is approximately 7.8m (25.5ft) wide x 17.5m (57.5ft) long with a polished sprung maple wood floor suitable for dancing. Having no steps, except for those onto the stage, and having a unisex "accessible toilet", the Hall is suitable for use by disabled persons. This toilet also has baby changing facilities. There is a moveable safety gate that may be fixed in place across the access corridor for children's safety, along with similar fixed gates protecting the steps for the stage.
The hall has a 7.5m (24.6ft) wide x 3.7m (12ft) deep raised stage, with drawable curtains and with adequate electrical power supplies, suitable for theatrical functions and shows. Dressing room facilities may be obtained by temporarily partitioning off the side alcove of the hall adjacent to the stage. Access to the stage is via two sets of stairs as shown in the above photograph. The stairs are gated for children's safety. There is also a tuned piano available for use.
The hall has a public address system, which is available for use by hirers upon request. A large screen, white board/flip chart and projector stand are available for audio visual presentations.
There are 20 rectangular folding tables, four square tables and four rectangular trestle tables provided for use, along with 150 chairs with padded seats and backs. In addition, upon request, there are ten green baize covered games tables available for use for whist drives and other card and table games.
There is also a small selection of chairs and tables for use by pre-school chilldren up to infants and four upholstered chairs with arms for use by the elderly and/or infirmed who are unable to use the normal chairs.
[Photographs by Tobias Jones, email@example.com}
To the side of the hall, there is a new fully fitted kitchen and serving area with a double oven, double sink unit , microwave oven, electric toaster, several electric kettles, two hot water urns and an under-counter refrigerator and a freezer. Available are matching cups, saucers, plates and cutlery for most types of functions up to 108 persons. There is mixture of other crockery available for general use.
There is a separate bar area with a serving hatch into the hall. If a licensed bar is required, details how to hire this will be supplied when you book. If a licensed bar is not required this bar area may also be used as an extension to the kitchen in order to site additional cooking equipment, if required, which would need to be bought in.
As there is only a very small car park, which it would be suggested is left available for parking for the disabled . Other car parking is available along the nearby side roads. Please park safely with consideration to local residents. Do not block drives or access paths and do not make excessive noise.
To the rear of the Hall is a lawned garden area, accessed from the Main Hall, available for use by the Hall hirer in accordance with the conditions of the Premises Licence.