CCTV at Chilworth Hall

Chilworth Hall remains closed, but its car park is still available for those who visit the Village Green (which belongs to the Parish Council, and not the Hall). A matter of days before the lockdown began, CCTV was installed at the Hall. There is now a camera monitoring the whole of the car park with some visibility onto the Green. Residents involved in any unfortunate incidents in the car park (e.g. theft of or from vehicles, confrontations, dog-fights etc) should promptly contact the Hall’s management to see if they can secure evidence. A note of the precise time of the incident would be helpful.

Closure of Chilworth Hall

Owing to the Corona virus pandemic, Chilworth Hall is now closed until further notice.  The Hall’s management committee thanks all its hirers for their past business and sincerely hopes that they, and those dear to them, come through this crisis unscathed. One day the Hall will open again, and you’ll hear it here first.  Any further announcements will be made on this page.  The e-mail address admin@chilworthhall.org.uk will continue to be monitored.

Panto! Sleeping Beauty

Baddesley Barnstormers‘ 2020 Panto is Sleeping Beauty written by Rachel Chadwick.  There will be three performances, as follows:

Friday, 14th February7.30pm
Saturday, 15th February3.30pm & 7.30pm

Ticket prices are Adults £10, Children £5 and Family (2+2) £28, available from Lore Hairdressing (Seymour Parade), Habistore (Botley Rd) or Beadles Tea Room (Fleming Ave.) Continue reading

Two New Classes in January

January sees two new classes starting at Chilworth Hall, nicely timed for those New Year ‘fitness’ resolutions.

Starting on Tuesday, 7th, Sarah Rowley is bringing Zumba back to the Hall. It’s not too late to sign up. For more details just follow the link.

Later in the month, something new… Men’s Yoga with Enrico.  Yes we already have some excellent Yoga classes and, yes, some of them cater for men, but this one is exclusive so if that appeals to you then now’s your chance. Follow the link for more details.

Activities at the Hall

Chilworth Hall has always been managed by a committee of volunteers. Since the current team set out to turn around its fortunes the overall utilisation of the Hall has increased by 127%. Some of this is down to the updating of the facilities on offer. There’s also been overspill from Chilworth Manor, where The Club seems to have been going in the opposite direction in recent years. These days Chilworth Hall offers a lot more opportunities for socialising and recreation. Most of the Yoga or Pilates groups have provided information for this webpage. Several others may not have been aware of the offer of free publicity. Imminent changes to the page will ensure that it includes the contact details of all the many other clubs and societies that use the Hall, including a Rock Choir, Tango or Ballroom or Folk dancing groups, an Art Group, an Alpine Gardening Society, a Canal Society, the Inner Wheel and Dog/Puppy Training.  There’s now also a thriving branch of the Women’s Institute as well as the rural cinema with monthly Moviola showings. Continue reading