Musbury Village Hall

Musbury Village Hall

Seaton Road, Musbury, EX13 8AJ.

The first Musbury Village Hall was built in 1929 at a total cost of about £650. It was named “Drake’s Hall” in acknowledgment of the financial help given by members of that family, and that it may serve as a symbol of the bond that links Musbury with the Drakes of Ashe who lived in Musbury from very early times until the end of the 18th century. It stood for over 50 years, being replaced by the current Hall in 1984.

The Hall offers two venues – a large main hall with a stage, new kitchen and bar area, which can accomodate up to 220 people (standing) and 120 (seated), and a committee room downstairs, which is generally used for meetings, and can seat approximately 30 people comfortably. There is also a private car park.

We have a current entertainments licence, allowing dances, discos, parties and stage performances to be hosted. Although we do not have a permanent licensed bar, this can easily be arranged on a per-event basis.

The Hall is the focal point for most of the clubs and societies in the village, which include a range of indoor sports and activities (badminton, short mat bowls, table tennis, short tennis, keep fit, pilates and zumba) as well as a meeting place for the Women’s Institute, Church coffee mornings and the Parish Council.

Committee

A committee of trustees (the Village Hall Management Committee, a registered charity) administers the hall, and appoints a cleaner. Principal officers (elected Feb 2023) are:

  • Chairman: Peter Perryman
  • Secretary: Rex Orr
  • Treasurer: Jackie Gooding
  • Bookings Clerk: vacant, c/o Jackie Gooding

Other trustees are: Mary Oborn, Debbie Ellis, Michelle Craker and Lindsay Smitham.

Booking the Hall

Contact the Bookings Clerk for further information on booking the Hall. Booking times are flexible; there is no insistance on booking for whole parts of a day, bookings can be made in blocks of half-an-hour. The booking form, together with conditions of hire, is available from the Bookings Clerk.

As of Feb 2022, the Hall hire charges are:

  • £12 per hour for the Main Hall & kitchen,
  • £10 per hour for the Committee Room,
  • £21 per hour for the whole Hall.

Hall keys can be collected from the keysafe (you will be informed where this is when booking).

Clubs

These are the regular clubs and societies that use the Village Hall (as of 2021).

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday   Badminton 2pm-4pm Parish Council 7.30pm (roughly every 6 weeks)
Tuesday Honky Tonk Line Dancing 9am-12noon   Women’s Institute 6.30pm-9.30pm (1st Tue in month only)
Wednesday Musbury Badminton 10am-11am   Musbury Table Tennis 7pm-8pm
Thursday Badminton 10.15am – 12.15pm Lyme Regis U3A Short Tennis 2pm-4pm  
Friday   Musbury Short Mat Bowls 2pm-5pm  
Saturday      
Sunday      

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Recent Changes

  • Revamp of the stage, including new curtains – July 2009.
  • Replacement of the Hall roof, aided by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund – March 2010.
  • Exterior of the Hall repainted – July 2010.
  • New boiler, upgrade of gas pipework – August 2011.
  • Redecoration of the Committee Room (and stairs leading to it) – March 2012.
  • New kitchen – October 2012.
  • New Committee Room flooring (after flood damage) – December 2012.
  • New shutter for kitchen serving hatch – August 2013.
  • New dishwasher for kitchen – September 2013.
  • New roof lights for main Hall – June 2014.
  • Sewer improvements – August 2014.
  • New floor for Main Hall, aided by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund – August 2015.
  • Repair to external south-facing wall – August 2015.
  • New Ladies’ toilets – August 2016.
  • Mew Men’s and Accessible toilets – March 2021.