Tarset Village Hall is located at Lanehead, a small hamlet at the southern end of Tarset near the junction of the roads to Greenhaugh, Bellingham, Falstone and Donkleywood.
The hall is held in Trust for the Community and its day-to-day running is organised by a management committee. The hall is funded through hall charges, hall fundraising events, running the bar, the 100 club (the draw takes place at the coffee morning each month) and grants. It is also the location of a community garden (the hall liaised with the community to create the garden) and an emergency defibrillator, which is maintained for the community by Tarset & Greystead Parish Council.
Following the latest announcement concerning delays in further easing of lockdown restrictions, Tarset Village Hall Committee have decided to postpone the 'Lockdown Arts, Crafts and Photo Exhibition' scheduled for 4th-10th July. Whilst the regulations would have allowed us to stage the exhibition and open it for viewing with limited numbers and social distancing measures, we really want the exhibition opening and closing to be social events under as normal conditions as possible. We envisage the community celebrating and co-mingling and feel that we should not press ahead until we are able to do this safely. Watch out for the new dates in due course.
However, the hall will be open for bookings provided these comply with the prevailing regulations, which are as follows: The rule of 'groups of 6' must be observed within the reduced capacity of the hall as outlined in the user guidelines. Each group of 6 must stay as a group of 6 (no swapping groups, shouting, singing and/or co-mingling) and remain 2 metres away from any other group of 6. Face masks must be worn if the meeting is indoors - particularly important when entering, leaving or moving about the building, but can be removed if you are speaking. Organisers will be responsible cleaning all hard surfaces that may have been touched, after their event. All attendees must hand-sanitise using the dispensers that have been provided. Each person must either sign in physically (AFTER they have sanitised their hands!) or via the QR code which they can scan into their phones to register their attendance. We would like to remind all hirees that they are responsible for ensuring the implementation of and compliance with the Covid restrictions for their event. If you have any questions, please contact John Holland on 240337.
The village hall is a central part of the community and is currently used by the following groups and events:
There are also many events, parties, talks, meetings and celebrations organised from time-to-time at the village hall.
Photograph: Opening of the community garden, by Mrs.Mary Fawcett, who generously donated the land in Summer 2010