Located on “The Street” (Post Code IP10 0EU), next to the Primary School, the Hall has been a focus for village life since 1920. The buildings and land were donated to the village by Mr G Pretyman of the Orwell Park Estate in 1957. The Hall was extensively rebuilt to an impressive standard with a National Lottery grant in 2003 and in 2008 the Suffolk Environmental Trust provided a grant towards the provision of a childrens' exterior learning and play area.
Approached through an attractive Lych gate and paved path, the foyer with modern including disabled facilities, leads to the main hall. The double doors reveal an oak strip floor ideal for activities such as dancing (14.4m by 7.3m with a ceiling of 3.0m), and a carpeted seating area to one side (8.5m by 2.5m). The hall has an amplifier and microphone with ceiling loudspeakers for background music or announcements, induction loop hearing facilities and a projection system is available. A small stage is available (on request only as otherwise used for storage). The kitchen is fitted with a cooker, refrigerator and water heaters providing excellent catering facilities. At the rear is a separate room and outside area for exclusive use of the Nacton & Bucklesham Under-5’s pre-school group. These do not form part of a hire of the main hall and are out of bounds.
The building is fully insulated, double glazed, attractively decorated and has soft furnishings to much of the interior. There is seating for 130 people with modern padded stackable chairs and tables. The Hall is available for hire, based on three sessions per day, and is in regular use by many local groups.
You can see the available times by looking at the Hall Bookings Calendar found in the menu at the top right of this page.
To book the hall, or ask a question, preferably complete the form on the Hall Booking Request / Enquiry Page. Further information on booking the hall can be found here. Alternatively ring the Bookings Secretary, Mike Whybray on 01473 659679, or email by clicking here.
|Regular users include: -|
|Nacton & Bucklesham Under 5’s Playgroup||Mondays to Fridays in term time.|
|Mothers and Toddlers Group||Tuesday afternoons|
|Women’s Institute Meetings||3rd Wednesday evening each month|
|Suffolk Scottish Dance Group||Friday evenings|
|and occasional use by:-|
|Nacton Parish Council||St Martins Church|
|Nacton Primary School||Orwell Astromonical Society|
|Nacton Community Council|