Cheriton Village Hall is in the process of raising funds for the purchase of the Hall from the Church and for the Hall's improvement and extension

 9th February
details and bookings per the poster and link below

.....and a return of the POP UP OPERA COMPANY 
on 22nd and 23rd JUNE 2018! 

See below

As at 15th December the total raised towards our £80,000 target for buying the Village Hall now exceeds £60,000

in the Village Hall
on Friday 8th December at 7.30pm
in appreciation of your support.
Donations received as a result of this event amounted to a staggering £1,000

Pat Culpin kindly donated £212 to village hall funds as a result of the very popular Archive Weekend on 14th October

Saturday 28th October
raised a magnificent £4,910
for the fundraising account!

see poster below

The Quiz Night on 6th October organised by Viv Pain raised a staggering £1,446 towards the purchase of the Hall!

On 24th June the Pop Up Opera sponsored by Knight Frank made a profit for Hall Funds exceeding £10,000

ANOTHER Murder in Cheriton on 17th June raised £768 for VIllage Hall Funds - total contribution from The Cheriton Players during 2017 amounts to £3,500! 

The Bridge Afternoon on Thursday 27th April in the Hall 
raised £1,000 towards hall funds! Thanks especially to Viv Pain and her team of helpers. 

ON 3 MARCH 2017
and an article from WINCHESTER TODAY by Kevin Gover, News Editor

By Kevin Gover, News Editor
7 March 2017

In my many years of working here, I have come to find that every village in Hampshire seems to have that community spirit that has somehow been lost elsewhere. Cheriton is no exception, the village hall is the heart of that community.

And so it was that Winchester Today paid yet another visit to this extraordinary place to find out more about a fundraising scheme on a grand scale to purchase the freehold from the Church. The freehold would then be held in trust for the benefit of residents.

Once this has been done, it will be much easier to attract grants – and let’s face it, the hall is in need of repair. Founded in 1911, it’s clear that many aspects of the hall are now way beyond their sell-by date.

Outside, the elements looked like they were celebrating too and were determined to liven up proceedings – with thunder and lightning illuminating the skies around Cheriton, with torrential rain and even a short power cut!

village hall
(Absolutely packed!)

The meeting started at 7, with the room already packed to the rafters as we came in, and more following us behind. Maybe everyone had received word about the delicious food available? With salmon being passed round, it was like being at somebody important’s 21st. “More wine sir?”

village hall

In an exclusive interview for Winchester Today, the Chairman of the Cheriton Village Hall Committee, William Beardmore-Gray, explained to me why he called the event a celebration when he addressed the crowd: “A lot of people have spent a lot of time getting us to where we are now. It’s probably taken four or five years of negotiation getting us to where we are now.

“It’s a celebration because we’re about to exchange contracts on buying the village hall – which secures its future in the heart of the village.

“There’s not a day goes by where the hall isn’t being used in the day or evening – it’s very well supported.”

I ask William what he reckons about the turnout: “You never know how many people will come to events like this, but we’re a very close community – there must be almost 100 people in there. They’re very interested and excited about such an important building in their community”

Cheriton Village Hall

Here’s a list of what needs to be done: improve the layout, improve the access both inside and outside, better toilet facilities, better natural lighting, better storage facilities, upgrade electric lighting, improve the stage area, provide a new kitchen, provision of an in-house PA system and roll-down screen, improve safety and security, improve insulation, provide a new environmentally-friendly heating system, install solar panels, air conditioning, improve drainage, install broadband – and anything else they can think of!

village hall

At the Heart of Our Village

Cheriton Village Hall in Hampshire is a Charity supporting the Community in Cheriton and the surrounding areas

Café on the Green

at the Village Hall

 every Thursday morning 9am-12 Noon

A volunteer joint venture between the Church the Village Hall and the Village Shop 


Drawing by Paul Masser