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
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
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.
if you would like to make a booking or have any queries. You can check the Hall availability here
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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