To arrange to view the venue or to check availability and costs please contact the Chair Keith Gower on 07554 997144 . The hall is located on Lower Road, Nash Mills, HP3 8RT. www.nashmillsvillagehall.co.uk.
Nash Mills Village Hall was built as a result of the determination of the people of Nash Mills to provide a place of their own for recreational and social activities. A strong Community spirit had developed in Nash Mills as a result of the Second World War and a group of villagers agreed to proceed with the ‘village hall scheme’. With their enthusiasm and £60 from the Home Guard Fund, further money was raised by various means. When £400 was accummulated, it was decided to buy a plot of land. Fortunately the owners of John Dickinson’s, where many of the residents of Nash Mills worked, donated the land to the people of the Parish. However it took a further 5 years to raise £700 following which an agreement was made between the Village Hall Committee, mainly drawn from employees of the Mill, and the National Council of Social Service to provide a hall.
The Council contributed £2,181 and the Village Hall Committee £1,061. The Hall was built by C Brightman & Son Ltd of Watford and P W Prevett, LRIBA, of Bovingdon was the architect.
The Village Hall was opened on Saturday 18th November 1950 by Mr J W Randall, Managing Director of John Dickinson Co. Ltd.
In 1963 the National Council of Social Service offered to sell the building to the Hall Management Committee for £850 which was accepted.
On 17th September 1965 the Charity Commissioners made an order vesting the property in the Official Custodian for Charities, the Trustees being the Committee of Management.
The Hall receives no regular income from public funds, but is self supporting by income from the hire charges and fund raising activities. Some financial support is also provided by the Parish Council.
When you hire the Hall for your function you get the building exclusively, which means that you will only see your guests during the event. There is also extensive parking facilities for 35 cars.
The Hall is accessed on the flat and facilities comprise a kitchen with urn and 2 gas cookers, a small hall suitable for catering or bar, and large main hall with wood block flooring suitable for dancing and which accommodates and is insured for 120 people. It is regularly used for dance and exercise classes, German Shepherd dog training, Kodak wine club, Nash Mills Parish Council meetings, children’s and family parties. There is also an annual Dog Show held in June.
The Hall is close to Nash Mills Wharf and is just minutes away from the M1 and M25.