This page contains all relevant information for the Park Street Village Hall, including events, classes, bookings and contact details.
Park Street Village Hall
History of the Hall
In 1936 a village hall was built for the villages of Park Street Frogmore and Colney Street. The village was in a primarily agricultural area with a number of small dairy farms and some smallholdings producing eggs and fruit. It was a time of social change with the opening of the Handley Page factory in Colney Street. The Company grew rapidly and the airfield soon encompassed Frogmore and Park Street, its expansion influenced by World War 2 and the cold war that followed.
Due to social changes brought about by increased car ownership and television the Hall usage and income declined and the Hall deteriorated and was no longer an attractive venue. By 1994 the Hall was in a parlous state, cold, leaking, unloved, unattractive, and facing demolition without enough income to pay overheads. The Management Committee decided to form Park Players Drama Group to raise money.
Insufficient savings accumulated to finance a new build. At this point the Management Committee decided to explore the possibility of a major rebuild and improvement programme on the existing site. Following successful fund raising this is now well underway with a second hall, meeting room and small kitchen in use.
The Rebuilding of the Hall
The build has been led by Paul, a local builder and one of the founder members of Park Players and a team of local volunteers. In addition students from Oaklands Building College have built walls and plastered, preparing the job as if it was a paid commission, doing all the necessary paperwork, risk assessments etc. The Hall is now the hub of the community with income being generated from rentals to local groups and individuals, keep fit classes, film evenings, themed parties, quizzes etc.
Regular quizzes are held at the hall – these are light hearted affairs and one can come as an individual and Rosemary will seat you with others or you can make up a table of 8. The cost is normally £8 per head, which includes a light supper.
ContactRosemary 0755 1643 869 to book a place.
Dates of Quizzes:
Saturday November 28
The Committee have various things in the pipeline. They are hoping to put on a sing-along version of Frozen – fun for all the family, including a barbecue – early evening so young children can attend. Taking place on a Saturday before the end of the Summer term.
Following the hugely successful production of the Wizard of Oz Park Players have not been idle. The next Park Players production will be two one-act plays and readings are now in progress. For an evening with a difference a Murder Mystery evening with a meal is also planned.
Always trying to cater for everyone an evening of fast and furious rather silly games is planned again to include a light supper.
Exercise Classes held at the Village Hall and Holy Trinity Church Hall
Some of the classes listed below are run independently and others sponsored by the Council.The person responsible for organising those classes sponsored by the Council is Teri Smith and she should be contacted for more information – email@example.com
Tai Chi (Day) (Park Street Village Hall)
This popular class is run by Sally and in part sponsored by the Council and held at the village hall from 10.00-11.00am on a Mondays. £5 per session. Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01727 837697
Chair Yoga (Day) (Park Street Village Hall)
Number wise this class is struggling. Continuing Council sponsoring does depend on the number of participants, do come along and give it a try. The hour long class costs £4.50 (Fridays 10.30-11.30am). Chair yoga is a general term for a session where yoga poses can be modified so that they can be done either seated or standing. Yoga becomes accessible to people not be able to stand for long, or have balance issues, or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to lying to seated. The use of chairs provides support when practicing the standing postures, which ensures a safe but challenging practice. Participants can still expect to enjoy the health benefits of yoga, such as stretching, improved muscle tone and balance and better breathing habits, etc. Staceylandau@hotmail.com
Pilates Class (Evening) (Park Street Village Hall)
Mondays 6.00 to 7.00pm, £4 per session and again funded by the Council. Contact Teri Smith at ReFit for more information, email@example.com
New Love to Dance Class (Day) (Church Hall, Holy Trinity, Frogmore)
This class is held on Mondays 10am-12noon. Again sponsored by the Council. Cost is £4.50 – but the first class is free. Please contact Teri Smith at Leisure Connection for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlesque (Evening) (Park Street Village Hall)
7.30pm – 8.30pm. £5 a session
A one hour dance based fitness class that combines Burlesque dance with cardio fitness. Developed as an exciting, innovative fitness regime for women of all ages and fitness levels. Get in shape, have fun and increase your confidence. Contact: Kerry Bowler email@example.com http://www.bburlesque.com
Fitsteps at the (Day) (Park Street Village Hall)
Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30
Suitable for everyone! Fun! Combines the graceful steps of Ballroom and the upbeat tempo of Latin dances, easy to follow and an effective way to stay fit and keep trim. Without the need of a partner or any previous dance experience you will dance the waltz, quickstep, cha cha, jive and more. Just bring your trainers and some water and enjoy this exciting new dance fitness class that’s ‘Strictly’ fun. £5 per session or £25 for six weeks. NB term time only. Contact: Vicki Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org: http://www.getfitwithvic.com
Zumba Gold (Day) (Park Street Village Hall)
This class runs on a Wednesday morning at 10am. Every so often a themed class is held which is popular and a lot of fun. Classic moves are dusted off as well as working those core muscle groups. More information from email@example.com
Village Hall Committee & Contacts
Park Street Village Hall Committee
Paul Ennis – Secretary
Eve Brown – Treasurer
For information about hall hire, please contact Pauline Sanger – 01727 420 904
All profits from hall hire and fund-raising events are ploughed back into the ongoing rebuilding and refurbishment programme.
Email mailing list
To receive information about local events please join the mailing list. Contact Barbara Vernon – 01727 872092, firstname.lastname@example.org