The community website for Pen Selwood
From May 17th the hall will be open for hire to two families or 6 persons and we expect to open the hall to all on June 21st subject to Government guidelines.
The Village Hall, originally built in 1847, used to be the school; indeed several ex-pupils still live in Pen and can tell many a tale of their days there. The school closed in 1947 and the building was converted into the Village hall in 1968.
The Hall comprises:
an entrance foyer,
the main Hall - with a capacity of 80 persons standing and 55 sitting - plus a stage.
kitchen and toilets including disabled access and facilities
and upstairs, a small meeting room and a storage room.
The Hall has many regular users, including two Art Groups and a Tai Chi group. It is also home to Parish Council meetings, the Black Bin Café (every other Friday morning on black bin collection days) and the Pen Pub on the first Friday evening of each month. It has become a popular venue for children's parties, as well as Church-related functions such as Christenings, exhibitions and much more.
Hall hiring rates are very reasonable. Bookings can be made through Penny Varnes on 840680. Details of the current booking arrangements can be found on the Parish Notice board on the Hall's north wall.