Formal description of Hall

Formal description

Here’s the full low-down on the Hall. You’ll find other pages of interest on the website, including a reasonably comprehensive history of the Hall and an ever-growing gallery of pictures.

We are the ICKENHAM VILLAGE HALL ASSOCIATION LIMITED, 33 SWAKELEYS ROAD, ICKENHAM, UB10 8DG. And we are a Registered Society (formerly known as an Industrial and Provident Society) under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

Hon Treasurer
Mrs Wendy Arnold
Hon. Letting Secretary
Mrs Wendy Arnold
Chairman
Cavin M Higgins
Hon. General Secretary
Mrs Ruth Higgins

The Hall was opened in 1927 by Princess Victoria, sister of King George V, and has been used as a bank, a school, a congregation church (now The URC) while the URC was being built.

The Hall is run and managed by twelve local people, who form a voluntary “Village Hall Committee Team”. They meet monthly to decide on actions necessary to operate the Hall, maintain it in good order and effect improvements within budget. The income from hiring the Hall is essential to ensure that lckenham Village Hall remains operational.

We welcome any resident in lckenham who is interested in becoming a Member of the Association or in joining the Committee Team.

The premises are licensed by the London Borough of Hillingdon for music and dancing, but please note that the hall is not owned by the Council. Chairs are available to seat a permitted maximum of 290 people in a theatre style, or 100 seated at tables. The stage has a piano, professional lighting, a public address system with a hearing loop, and two changing areas. In support of the main facilities there is a kitchen and preparation area, with a gas cooker, hot water urn, electric warming oven, fridge/freezer, crockery, and cutlery.

The Hall is regularly hired by local groups, such as Ickenham Residents’ Association (AGMs), Ickenham Festival Events, Ickenham Forum meetings, Blood Donor sessions, Butterflies Charity fund raising events, Toddler Groups, Floral Arts Group, Ickenham & Swakeleys Horticultural Society, Zumba sessions, keep fit and badminton clubs. The Hall is also proving very popular for childrens’ parties, tea dances, jumble sales and craft fairs.

To Hire lckenham Village Hall, please apply in the first instance to our Lettings Secretary, Mrs Wendy Arnold on 07557 270 567. The phone is not manned 24/7, please leave a clear, short, message and your contact number. Thank you.