About the Hall

Stanton Village Hall is a community space located on the A444 in the Village of Stanton, between Burton upon Trent and Swadlincote. 

 

The Village Hall hosts a number of regular activities including bingo nights, fitness, karate tai-chi, auctions, art classes and yoga. The Hall is available to hire on a regular basis or for private one-off functions.

The Main Hall includes entrance foyer, main hall (redecorated in 2020), kitchen, stage and toilets (females recently renovated). Learn more about the Hall's Facilities

New for 2020, the Stanton Pop-Up Space is a rotating shop hired by small transfers on short-term basis. It can be found to the left side of the building.

We'd like to see this used more for community and charity events too. For information on hiring the Hall including rates, terms and capacity please visit our webpages on Hiring the Hall.

Hall Facilities

THE BUILDING 

Stanton Village Hall comprises of:

  • Main Hall: Painted in a neutral beige colour (painted 2020).

  • The main hall floor is 6.35m x 14.5m (not including stage and seating area)

  • Fixed Stage with curtains and lighting.

  • Entrance foyer. Leading to toilets.

  • Toilets including spacious disabled bathroom (ladies renovated 2018).

  • Baby change (within disabled toilets).

  • Chairs: 120 modern chairs with a grey-fawn seat-pad.

  • New heating (2020)

  • New LED lighting (2020)

  • Tables: 17 x 6ft tables and 9 x 3ft tables.

  • Kitchen: with boiler, two kettles, fridge, hob and washing-up facilities.

  • Car park: with room for 22 cars as well as 2 disabled spaces. 

  • Grounds: Behind the Hall is a small lawned garden next to a small stream. 

  • Stage Door Room: Pop up space and small meeting room.

The Hall is accessible to wheel-chair users, although assistance with the opening of the door may be necessary. 

A comfortable capacity sits around 70 although we are licensed to accommodate upto 150. 

 

Committee

New committee members are elected annually at our AGM (held each July). Members of the Stanton community and surrounding areas are welcome to attend this AGM.

August 2020-: 

Chair: Anne Thompson

Treasurer: Oliver Fordham (treasurer@villagehallstanton.com)

Secretary (inc Bookings): Tracey Wond (Sept 2019-) (admin@villagehallstanton.com)

Co-opted members (from representative groups): No groups currently represented. 

Matters for discussion by the Committee should be emailed to admin@villagehallstanton.com and marked for the attention of the Secretary. 

See our 'Governance Documents' section for reports and policies.

 

Hall History

The community of Stanton fundraised for many years to secure a Village Hall of its own. The land for Stanton Village Hall was conveyanced in October 1953 with the intention that the trustees of the land apply to the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales.

 

The conveyancing document stated that the property 'shall be held upon trust for the purposes of physical and mental training and recreation and social moral and intellectual development through the medium of reading and recreation room library lectures classes recreations and entertainments or otherwise as may be found expedient for the benefit of the inhabitants of Stanton (and immediate vicinity)'. The Hall has achieved this mission for over 60 years hosting a range of classes and events that meet this purpose.

When the Hall was originally conveyanced, several other groups had an interest in the Hall including Stanton Men's Institute, Stanton Women's Institute and Stanton Cricket Club. None of these groups exist today. However, the governing document for the Hall does permit other groups in the parish to be recognised (Conveyance 1953, Schedule 2.7). 

The Hall has received limited external investment over many years and generous donations from the local community have seen steady updates and general maintenance conducted over the years. At one time this included some of the trustees even backing a loan against their own homes to pay for repairs. 

Do you have any more details about the history of the Hall? Email admin@villagehallstanton.com