The hall committee is embarking on an upgrade programme of this facility starting with ensuring full compliance with the latest Health and Safety standards. Part of this work has revealed the presence of asbestos in the fabric of an old ceiling above the existing suspended ceiling. An accredited specialist company will be removing this during April requiring the hall to be closed between 7th April and 29th April inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. During this closure the opportunity has been taken to install a new ceiling and modern LED lighting. Over the coming months further improvements to the hall will be carried out, and we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum to both hirers and local residents, keeping the hall as a vibrant local facility for the use of all.
A brilliant night which was completely sold out. Thank you to all those of you who came and made it such a memorable evening. The questions were wide and varied and we had lots of head scratching from the 18 teams who joined in.
We would also like to thank the
Rising Sun Public House, Beltinge for their very generous first prize of 8 Sunday Breakfasts which was won by the team " Let's Get Quizzical " with 135 points - well done to you. 2nd Place "Give us a Clue" with 131 points. 3rd Place "Beltinge WI+2" with 128 points.
Congratulations to "Relocated Happy" in receiving the Smarties.
The evening was successful on many levels. Most importantly we made over £500 for the Hall which will be put towards very necessary maintenance work. Also, we are pleased to let you know that the Quizmaster, Peter, has donated his £100 fee to his charity which he interestingly spoke about. A very worthy cause.
Beltinge Fish Bar provided the food which was excellent but the delivery was somewhat slow, sadly, they found it a little difficult to provide meals for 116 people all at the same time and they do insist on cooking everything fresh for their customers. We apologise once again to those who had to wait longer for their fish and chips.
Can we ask what event you would like next .... another quiz night, a cabaret, a band, a dance? Tthe stage is open to you all for your suggestions. If you would like another quiz would you prefer to bring your own food or shall we try fish and chips again? Perhaps better split between two providers making a smaller order easier to cope with.
Thank you so much again for making the evening a success and we take this opportunity of mentioning that we will be having a Table Top Sale on the 24th February, from 10am - 1pm. Please come along and support us and enjoy what your Village Hall has to offer you. Check the noticeboard outside the hall and Herne Bay Chatter for news of events.
This hall is currently used by about fifteen different organisations
resulting in about a thousand visitors every week!
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There has been a hall on this site since the 1920’s. The original hall was known as “Reculver and Beltinge Parish Hall” and was a 1st World War ex-army hut purchased for £200 and made of weatherboard with a corrugated roof.
A committee of gentlemen ran the hall and anyone wanting to hire it had to apply to the commitee.
During the Second World War, the committee kindly gave furniture including settees to the Officer’s mess in Gainsborough Drive and to the soldiers club at Reculver Lodge and the Beltinge Auxiliary Fire Service.
In 1946 it was decided to re-name the hall “Reculver & Beltinge Memorial Hall” in honour of those that fought in the two world wars.
Meanwhile the hall was beginning to show the passing of time and with rats under the kitchen floor it was decided it was time to have a new hall.
Residents of the village went around collecting money from the local inhabitants and that’s how the money was raised for today’s hall. The freehold of the present site was purchased in 1954 and in April 1959 the foundation stone for today’s hall was laid.
The hall has nothing to do with the local council. It is governed by the Charities Commission on behalf of the villagers and is run by a voluntary committee of trustees duly elected each year from people who live in the parish of Reculver and by representative committee members from the groups that hire the hall on a regular basis.
Over the years these committees of volunteers have raised money and applied for grants to improve the hall and to keep up to date with all the rules and regulations needed to allow events to take place and to provide facilities for the disabled.
The hall is used by approx 1000 people a month attending many clubs and functions from pre-school children right through to our senior citizens.
149 Reculver Road
There are limited "one hour" bays nearby and limited parking in local roads.
The nearest FREE car park is about 5 mins walk away
About 400 yds towards Reculver, turn left into Reculver Drive. The FREE car park is 100 yds on the left.
Postcode CT6 6QE