East Horsley Village Hall was built in 1989 but the story really begins just after the First World War when The Horsley Towers Estate, having fallen on hard times, was being broken up and sold in lots. One of those lots was a small reading room that had been used by the workers on the estate. It was bought by the local Women’s Institute and, although later rebuilt, the facility served as a local community space for the next 65 years.
By 1985 the room needed considerable improvements and it was decided to sell the site for redevelopment and the proceeds be used to help create a larger building that better suited the needs of East Horsley’s growing population.
The 1989 village hall was a great success and in 2000, to meet the growing demand for its’ facilities, the Millennium Extension was built to create an additional large meeting space, office for East Horsley Parish Council and flat for a resident caretaker. The village hall is believed to be one of the largest village community complexes in the UK with more than 50,000 visitors each year.
The saying goes “many hands make light work” and that is most definitely true of running a bustling village hall like ours. Our trustees are all volunteers and perform an essential role in ensuring that the village hall complex is run professionally and the facilities remain available to our community (and beyond) in the long term. The Board of Trustees has three elected officers (chair, vice-chair and treasurer). Trustees are recruited to ensure there is the broad range of skills needed for the effective oversight of the running of the hall.
There are three subcommittees – for Finance, HR and House. These and the Management Committee meet about four times a year, with trustees providing support and advice as necessary throughout the year, according to their skill areas, so as to ensure the effective operation of the hall.
We are always on the look-out for potential trustees and would love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more about joining the team.
Monday to Thursday 9am to 2pm
East Horsley Village Hall has use of a large 87 space car park adjacent to the building including 2 dedicated disabled spaces. Additional parking is available in the East Horsley village car parks.
It is our aim to provide fully accessible facilities and we are continually working to improve access for all.
Assistant dogs are welcome.
If you have any queries regarding more specific access requirements, please contact the office or your event organiser who will be happy to advise you.
Accessible WCs are available opposite the Main Hall and in the Millennium Extension. The ground floor is entirely step free access. Access to the Parish office is via stairs but other meeting arrangements can be made – please contact the Parish Clerk
Our Main Hall has loop facilities.