The Hall was designed in 1906 by Frank W. Troup, a prominent architect in the Arts and Crafts Movement, as a memorial to Alfred Capper Pass. It was built for the benefit of the residents of Wootton Fitzpaine and is a listed building. After the 1st World War, a chiming clock was placed on the roof of the Hall as a memorial to the men of the village who died fighting for their country.
The Hall has a kitchen, oil-fired central heating, and a stage with curtains. There is a small grass playground outside with swings and a roundabout. There is a large car park behind the Hall adjoining the village playing field. The hall is accessible to those in wheelchairs and there is a disabled persons’ toilet.
CHARGES (from 1st April 2011)
Morning, Afternoon or Evening Session £23.50
Whole Day £60.00
Rates are reduced for local residents e.g. Morning, Afternoon or Evening Session £17.50
Whole Day £42.00
Heating and electricity is included in the charge. A damage deposit of £100 will be required for adult parties.
Cheques should be made out to Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall. The Hall is licensed for Entertainment from 9.00 to 24.00 Monday to Saturday and 10.00 to 23.00 on Sunday.
The Licence for the Sale of Alcohol runs from 12.00 to 23.30 Monday to Saturday and 12.00 to 22.30 on Sunday. Both Licences are extended by one hour for New Year’s Eve.
The maximum number of people permitted on the premises are 160 standing or seated; 80 with tables and chairs.
Special arrangements, including overnight stays, can be made.
The Hall is a registered Charity and is run by a Committee of local Trustees for the benefit of the residents of Wootton Fitzpaine and Monkton Wyld.
The Committee is composed of:
Representatives of current local Regular User Groups
Four elected Trustees
Up to two Co-opted Trustees
The AGM of the Hall Committee takes place in the Spring. Any resident over the age of 18 may vote at the meeting, or stand for election to the committee.
Anyone wishing to know about projects, events or decisions on the running of the Hall should contact the Chairman.