Hall

Introduction

Stoke Orchard Community Centre is a fabulous addition to our beautiful parish. The hall has been designed to the highest of standards with the environment in mind. There are 198 solar panels providing green energy along with a heat exchange system and under floor heating to keep the building warm. The hall is fully licensed for alcohol and music. The hall is fully accessible as it is all on one floor with wide doorways. In 2017, we received a national award from the Council for the Protection of Rural England! Completely not-for-profit and self-sponsoring, we rely on everyone's support and strive to provide a truly unique resource for the enjoyment of all.

Yoga teacher Katy Hand says "What a treat in this strange time, to teach Yoga in Stoke Orchard Community Centre. The carbon Neutral village hall is light, airy and spacious and the under floor heating is bliss....."

The Main Hall

The Main Hall can accommodate up to 130 seats for larger conferences, presentations, meetings, clubs, parties, discos etc. The Community Centre can accommodate up to 45 cars in off road car parks. A large Audio Visual system is installed complete with access to a 4 metre projected screen for showing TV, films, presentations and music etc. Broadband access is available via Wi-Fi. The kitchen provides excellent catering facilities. Demount-able staging can be provided for bands and discos.

The Meeting Room

This room is adjacent to the main Hall with its own separate entrances and offers the ideal venue for smaller training classes, presentations, meetings and seminars. It can accommodate up to 45 seats for general meetings or a maximum of 20 seated at a boardroom table. The Meeting Room can be hired independently of the Main Mall. Broadband access is available via Wi-Fi or LAN cable. A large 60 inch TV screen is fitted with links to live TV and computer connection. a DVD player is available to display on the TV.

The Community Centre is available for reservations straight away via the booking form below.

Activities

Below is a list of classes that run regularly in the centres rooms.  The date and times of these classes vary occasionally so please check with the centre manager or the class leader for the latest information.

Day

Class

Class Time

Monday

Zumba

09:30 - 10:30

Pilates

10:30 - 11.30

Yoga

19:30 - 20:30

Tuesday

Pilates

09:30 - 10:30

Kettlercise

18:30 - 19:15

Hog Pilates

19:30 - 20:15

Wednesday

Bumps Babies & Beyond

09:30 - 11:00

Zumba

19:00 - 20:00

Thursday

Yoga

10:30 - 11:30

Hatha Yoga

19:30 - 21:00

Friday

Pilates

09:30 - 10:30

Didi Rugby

10:45 - 11:30

Saturday

Zumba

10.30 - 11.30

Sunday

Kettlercise Hardcore

09:00 - 09:30

Kettlercise Lean

09:30 - 10:00

 The hall is used as the polling station for all local and national elections. The National Health Service hold a blood donor session every quarter.   

Parking

Car Parking is provided around the hall.  Up to 45 off road car park spaces are provided. Please park carefully and courteously.

History

In 2009, the Parish Council, working with the Land Development company who had bought the CRE site, started work on a scheme that would make residential redevelopment of the CRE site sustainable. It meant that the  Parish Council  could take the responsibility for the Development and have a large input into the design of the estate and of the homes themselves and to take on a shop, a Mini bus and a Community Centre.

On the 1st November 2014, the Parish Council received the keys to the Shop and the Community Centre. Opened by Lawrence Robertson, MP.  The centre is run by a management team of volunteers that reports to the Parish Council. In 2019 plans were laid to increase the storage space available on site and an extension was completed in 2020.