Lerryn Memorial Hall
(Registered Charity Number 270132)
Lerryn is a fortunate place. In addition to being a friendly and attractive little village on a tributary of Cornwall’s lovely River Fowey, it also possesses a very pleasant, well equipped and centrally heated village hall. The hall is a focus of many village activities and it is also available for hire.
The previous Memorial Hall, established after the war, was replaced at the Millennium by a new building. This was funded partly with the help of the Lottery and partly by extensive local fundraising.
The Hall is run as a charity; its officers are elected at the AGM and its trustees are the appointed representatives of all the local organisations that use the Hall. All are volunteers. Elected and appointed trustees together form the Hall Committee, which administers the Hall and is responsible both for routine maintenance and for initiating any new projects. Users of the Hall are charged for the use of the premises and equipment; the Committee has to ensure that the Hall’s income from this source is sufficient to cover its ongoing commitments.
(All users now have the option, if they wish, to donate to the Hall whenever they shop on Amazon, which is offering ths additional support to local charities via AmazonSmile.)
On the ground floor:
Main hall, with a small stage at one end. Storage cupboards hold cleaning equipment, 110 folding chairs and 18 folding tables. Maximum capacity (determined by fire regulations) is 120 people.
Kitchen, with ovens, microwave, plumbed-in water heater, crockery, cutlery, dish-washer and double sinks with separate hand-washing facilities
Men’s toilets, ladies’ toilets and accessible toilet for people with disabilities, which also offers a nappy-changing facility
On the first floor:
Committee room, used also for short courses and workshops, with tables, chairs and a copier.
The main hall is accessible for wheelchair users by a double door at the main entrance. The committee room is reached by stairs, and a stair-lift is available.
On a regular basis, the Hall hosts the activities of the following member organisations.
- Chess Club
- Karate group
- Ki-Aikido group
- Lerryn Art Group
- Lerryn Area Minibus Association
- Lerryn Film Club
- Lerryn History Society
- Lerryn Produce Association
- Lerryn School
- Lerryn Players
- Lerryn Snooker Club
- Lerryn Tuesday Club
- Lerryn WI
- Lerryn Yoga Circle
For further information about these organisations, see their entries in the Community Groups section.
In addition, other individuals and organisations, both businesses and charities, have used the hall for a range of activities including:
- Wedding receptions
- Courses, lectures, films and workshops
- Private parties
- Coffee mornings
- Book and video sales
- Stage presentations, both local and touring
- Candle-lit suppers
- Funeral receptions
- Village celebrations, such as our annual carol singing
Hiring the hall
If you would like to hire the hall, first check that the date and time you want are available, either by looking on the website or by application to the Booking Clerk.
In general, £7.50 per hour for local residents; £10 per hour for other hires. Discounts possible for longer hires (12+ hours).
Download the booking form, including the Terms & Conditions of Hire, from the link below. If you cannot do this, the Booking Clerk will provide you with a printed copy. Complete the form, either by hand or online. Then return it to the booking clerk, Michelle Coulson. You can contact her:
In person in the Lerryn shop
By telephone on 07496 322403
By post to Tremaine, St Veep, Lostwithiel PL22 0NR
By emailed attachment to email@example.com
Please note that the booking cannot be processed until the Terms & Conditions have been accepted by signing/ ticking the appropriate box – either online or on the paper booking form.
The Booking Clerk will calculate the charge for the booking, together with the size of any deposit required from commercial/external hirers. Once the charge is accepted and any deposit received, the Booking Clerk will make the booking and enter it on the bookings calendar.
Any required deposit will be held (but not paid in by the Treasurer) until the Booking Clerk has received the hire payment and checked – usually in the presence of the hirer - for:
General cleanliness and removal of rubbish;
Absence of damage to major items such as sound insulation panels, cookers, water heater, toilet seats, film screen;
Return of borrowed items such as microphone, keys;
Completion if appropriate of accident book and kitchen logbook.