St Catherine's Hill Community Hall

17 Marlow Drive Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 2RR

Charity No 1088266

29th September 2020

COVID-19 - Notice

Over the summer the Trustees have been making preparations to reopen the Hall in conjunction with the Hirers. It was hoped to do this by the end of September.

On 22nd September the Government announced tighter restrictions in order to control the apparent upsurge in cases of COVID-19. They issued guidance for Community Halls on 24th September. In it the following advice is given:

"However, we strongly advise that activities where there is a significant likelihood of groups mixing and socialising (and where it will be difficult to prevent mingling and therefore breaking the law)should not take place in a community facility.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • formal or informal clubs and hobby clubs (e.g. women's institute, veteran's associations, freemasons, sewing clubs, book clubs, crafts clubs, reading groups)
  • amateur choirs and orchestras
  • informally organised sport activities on facilities grounds (professionally organised sport activities are exempt)"
  • One factor considered is that the predominant demographic group using the Hall are the elderly and that means that, in the case of COVID transmission occurring in the Hall, that the consequences for those affected will be severe. It is also felt that further restrictions are likely to be put in place later this year.

    It is with regret therefore, that the Trustees have decided not to reopen the Hall until further notice.

    The Hall charity has sufficient financial reserves to cover the running costs of the Hall despite there being no income for this period. Rest assured that we will reopen once we have been advised it is safe to do so.

    John Spittle, Chairman, on behalf of the Trustees
    29th September 2020

    COVID -19 Guidance Community Halls

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    Welcome to St Catherine's Hill Community Hall

    Outside the hall
    St Catherines Hill, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the highest point in Christchurch, is home to a modern, spacious and welcoming community hall.
    Many events are held here on a regular basis and there are numerous Social events planned.

    The Hall is also hired out for private functions such as children's parties, lunches, teas and quizzes. Due to it's residential location it isn't suitable for teenage parties and evening functions need to finish by 11pm.
    Contact our Booking Secretary if you would like to make a booking or have any queries. You can check the Hall availability here. Hiring Rates

    There is a large main room with an extension accommodating up to 100 people, a fully equipped kitchen and an upstairs meeting room accommodating up to 40 people.

    Free WiFi available

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    Our Address:

    St Catherine's Hill Community Hall
    17 Marlow Drive
     BH23 2RR.

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    There is adequate parking allocated to the Hall
    on the Marlow Drive side of the shoppers' car park.

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