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Click to view more photos of the hallOrsett Village Hall is situated at the junction of High Road and Mill Lane, Orsett, Essex. [View map]. It was built in 1972, with a meeting room Annexe added in 2006.

The hall measures approx. 11 x 16 metres with a maximum capacity of 150 persons (130 comfortably) and parking for 30 cars. Additionally, there's a fully fitted kitchen, a raised stage, a bar room, men's, ladies and disabled toilets, baby change table, cloakroom, meeting room and safe outdoor play area for children. You can see photos and find out more about the room sizes and facilities by visiting the Photos page.

The front entrance now has a very accessible push button entry door, wide enough for wheelchairs and double buggies. The entrance, kitchen door and fire exit doors were upgraded in 2015; we were very fortunate to secure funding towards the hall improvements and repairs from Veolia North Thames Trust.


The hall is home to Orsett Playgroup, various clubs including Orsett Women's Institute, badminton and indoor bowls, and is hired on a regular basis by religious, dance, theatre and fitness groups. You can find out more about who uses the hall by visiting the What's On page.

If you're looking for a new venue for your club, Orsett Village Hall now has midweek slots available in the afternoon/early evening and Sunday evenings are also available for weekly hire. If you are interested in setting up a new or established club at our village hall on a regular weekly basis we would love to hear from you. For further information please come along to the hall on a Monday evening between 7:45 and 8:30 pm (not Bank Holidays) to discuss with committee members.


The hall is available to hire on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays for weddings, dances, parties and other events.  The Annexe can be hired at the same time as the hall for an additional fee if required.

Hire rates
From 1st January 2019

  • Saturday/Sunday day time (8-4pm): 22 per hour

  • Saturday/Sunday evening (4pm-close): 25 per hour

  • Friday evening (4pm-close): 25 per hour

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

1. COVID UPDATE

  • Following Government guidelines we cannot take party bookings for the time being. Please be patient with this situation and contact us if you have any queries about future bookings.
     

  • To enable us to sanitise the hall between bookings please leave a gap of 30 mins between the previous event and the start of yours when booking it. E.g. if the previous event ends at 2pm yours cannot begin until 2:30 pm. We reserve the right to change the time booked if this is not adhered to and payments will be forfeited.
     

  • Click here to view the Covid Special Conditions of Hire (PDF)


2. BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
The hall is not available to hire for teenage parties (13th, 18th etc.) and 21st Birthday parties are at the discretion of the committee.


3. PAYMENT

Full payment for your hire is due at the time of booking payable by credit or debit card.


4. PARKING
You must make your guests aware of the following parking rules. Fines may be issued to the named hirer if there is a breach in this condition of hire.

  • Park within the car park - Parked cars at the Village Hall MUST NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES obstruct Mill Lane. This lane is not only used by local residents, it is a route of access for Emergency vehicles.
     

  • Mill Lane is a ONE WAY ROAD - cars must NOT turn left out of the hall car park to access High Road, they must turn right and follow the one way signs.


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. FINES & ADDITIONAL CHARGES
We do not take a security deposit in advance of the event, but we reserve the right to charge you afterwards in the event of breakages, damage (including accidental), loss of contents, excessive noise/disturbance, abuse to the premises, or if the premises are left in an unsanitary condition.

Our booking system records and retains your credit/debit card details and any fees for the above will be charged to the same card. We will contact you before we charge any damages/losses to your card.

  • Extra Cleaning - we will charge you 20 per hour if extra cleaning is needed after your event
     

  • Breach of T&Cs - we will charge you 250 if you breach the terms and conditions of hire (Fireworks, abuse of the premises etc)
     

  • Breakages we will charge replacement/repair costs for larger items



6. FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please click here to read or print the full Terms & Conditions of Hire before booking


 

BOOK ONLINE
CLICK HERE to book online (opens a new website)

 
The meeting room (the Annexe) is available to hire at the same time as the main hall if required, but not on its own.


The hall is leased from the local council and is run by a Management Committee made up of local residents, mostly volunteers. They oversee the day to day running of the hall and manage bookings, cleaning, repairs and maintenance. You can find out more about how your local hall is run by reading the minutes and the constitution. If you would like to have a say in the running of the hall or have any ideas you'd like to share please come along to the AGM or drop us an email. You'll find more information on the Committee Members page.
 


 

 

 
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