Important Coronavirus Notice
In light of current events, and advice on social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Village Hall.
We remain a Community resource, here to serve the residents of Ashwick, Oakhill and beyond. The playing field is remaining open and its use is encouraged, but do please act in accordence with social distancing and other guidelines that come into play.
The Village Hall itself is potentially available for activities commensurate with supporting our community through the difficult times ahead. Possible examples are, as a distribution base for supplies of essentials, or if requested by the authorities or recognised Charities, etc. The Village Hall Committee is willing to consider requests for it to be reopened, but any such requests must conform to guidelines and constraints prevailing at the time.
We can be contacted via Facebook, email at [email protected] or Telephone on 07896 885463
Thank you, and all stay safe!
Village Hall Committee
The Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall and Recreation Ground (to give it its full title) is located in Oakhill itself at the top of Zion Hill, on the right. The site was bequeathed by the Sherston family, to be held in Trust for the leisure and recreational benefit of the local community. The Custodian Trustees are the Parish Council, whilst the Managing Trustees are the Village Hall Committee, who oversee the general running and operation of the Village Hall and grounds.
The current Village Hall opened in 1986, some 30 years ago. Much credit must go to Bryan Wells and friends for their foresight and drive in its design and construction. The Community owes them a great debt. The Hall and grounds have been well used over the years for numerous leisure activities ranging from talks to the various Clubs and Societies, the Committees that regularly meet there, plus Indoor Bowls and Table Tennis teams, as well as hosting annual events such as Beer & Carols Evenings, Garden Shows, cricket and football matches, Village Fêtes and Festivals, private hire events, etc.
The Hall benefits from having a large car park, and within the grounds there are cricket and football pitches, a fenced off area for young children and a small outdoor gym area, plus a BMX track that was installed some years ago.
Free Wifi is available in the Village Hall, courtesy of Truespeed.
The Network ID is: Truespeed Ultra – 36KBC; The Password is: 9W98WDCHB9WR
Address and Contact Details:
The Recreation Ground, Zion Hill, Oakhill. BA3 5AN
For Village Hall hire and other enquiries, please contact Ally Kemish on 07709234443
Email: [email protected]
To book the hall, please see Booking Information
Please check events calendar for available dates.
Work has now started on renovating the Village Hall! The old gas convector heaters have been replaced by new hotwater radiators and plans are in hand to improve the loft installation, redecorate the function rooms and purchase new seating. Longer term proposals include upgrading and extending the playing area to create a Skate Park as part of a larger vision for an Outdoor Activity Centre. The vision for such an Activity Centre is to create an area on the recreational field that will appeal to multiple age groups and abilities in a way that excites and encourages individuals to become more active.
The Trustees are anxious to involve the community in shaping these developments. More details are, and will continue to be, included in a separate page ‘Rejuvenation Project‘ on this web site as well as via the Village Facebook pages.