The Village Hall
The Village Hall has been in the village for c. 90 years. It was originally given to the Ex Service Men's Association of Llangarron in 1922 by the late Colonel Owen.
In the early days, its main purpose was as a meeting place for men who had returned from World War I so that they had a venue to meet at, share their War experiences and generally recover from what had been a life-changing experience.
The Village Hall is now used by the village and outside groups for meetings and a range of activities. The main user group is the Llangarron Short Mat Bowls Club. Other events include the Harvest Supper and Quiz Nights. The hall is also used for Parish Council monthly meetings.
Although the hall has not significantly changed since it was erected, it was re-decorated externally in 2005 and made accessible for disabled users with the installation of a ramp into the main entrance and the conversion of the WC's to create disabled and standard facilities.
In 2010 the layout of the kitchen was altered and a hatch installed in place of the original kitchen door which now goes into the lobby area. Also, the kitchen floor was replaced, the units upgraded and a storage area for tables created in the lobby area. The hall was redecorated throughout in an attractive pale green and cream colour scheme and new curtains fitted.
The Hall is situated on the outskirts of the village on Langstone Lane, Llangarron, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6NZ
Contact Jamie Harris on 01989 770597 or Richard Joseph 01989 770103.
The Village Hall was registered as a Charity on 19th September 1963. The Charity No is 223228.
The original Indenture, dated “Thirteenth day of March 1924”, and now a historical document in its own right , was granted to George Benson Glen Wood of Woodfields, George Sheriff Scudamore of Llangarron and Henry Lloyd of Llangarron on behalf of the Ex Service Men’s Association by the original Trustees:
Charles Richard Blackstone Owen of Tre Evan
Thomas Malcolm Webster of Cross Dunn and
George Sherriff Scudamore of Llangarron.
This has been replaced by a newer Constitution.
The current Trustees of the Village Hall are Lionel Phillips and Jill Snook.
The Village Hall is run on a day to day basis by the Village Hall Committee:
Chairman Richard Joseph
Treasurer Jamie Harris
Secretary Susie Hickman
Bookings Secretary Jamie Harris
Other members of the Committee are Jo Ball and Terry Griffiths.
The Committee meets four times a year and holds an annual AGM.
The village Hall is available for hire at competitive rates by organisations and individuals living both within and outside the Parish. We can also, if required, tell you more about the kitchen facilities.
Hire of Hall:
£5 per hour
Hire of equipment for use outside the Hall:
Tables £3 each
Chairs £1 per 5 chairs
For availability and bookings, apply to Jamie Harris 01989 770597 or Richard Joseph 01989 770103.
NB: Hire charges are awaiting confirmation (editor)
Short Mat Bowls Club
Llangarron Short Mat Bowls Club (LSMBC) is a member of the Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association (HSMBA) which is the recognised governing body of the sport in Herefordshire. The HSMBA is affiliated to the English Short Mat Bowls Association (ESMBA) and enters the Inter County Competitions (ICC) with both Premier and 'A' Teams each year. There are 17 registered clubs in the County and 14 clubs play in the two County League Divisions over the winter season.
Llangarron SMBC plays in Division 2 of the League against the following teams: Aston Ingham ‘A’ & ‘B’, Ross ‘B’ & ‘C’, Lea ‘B’, Escley, Dewchurch Warriors and Whitchurch. Llangarron is performing well in the 2010/2011 season.
To view the latest results, go to: www.hsmba.org
Apart from Bank Holidays, the SMBC meets every Monday evening at 7 pm and traditionally finishes at 10 pm. The Club operates with two 45ft mats and has a variety of sizes of bowls for newcomers to try. Visitors are welcome to join them on Monday evenings.
Llangarron SMBC prides itself on providing fun, friendship and competitiveness plus it’s also healthy and rewarding! Visitors are welcome to join them. Also, involvement in the local League gives members a chance to enjoy a further evening of bowls.
To arrange a fixture or for other enquiries, contact Jamie Harris on 01989 770597.
Activities and Events
If you would like to organise a community event in the Hall or have a suggestion that you would like help with, please contact Jamie Harris 01989 770597 or Richard Joseph 01989 770103.