Harberton Parish Hall
 

 

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Harberton Parish Hall is at the heart of the attractive South Devon village of Harberton, 3 miles south-west of Totnes, in the lovely area of rolling hills, river valleys and coastlines known as the South Hams. This village hall, completed in 1996, is available for hire for a wide range of events.
The main hall is very light and airy with a semi-sprung hardwood floor making it ideal for children’s play, dancing, movement/exercise groups and the like.
Underfloor heating ensures comfort at colder times of the year.
Acoustic soft wall blocks, curtains and an acoustic ceiling give a good sound quality.
There is a large well-equipped kitchen, and a separate bar, each with a serving hatch to the main hall.

Address
Bookings
Accommodation

Kitchen
Bar

Tables and Chairs
Toilets
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Decorations
Stage Blocks
Acoustics
Licences
Sports Equipment Available
Equipment Available for Hire
Outside
Camping
Directions
Regular Groups
Hire Charges

Address
Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7SE
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Bookings
Dedicated phone line for Hall bookings 01803 863014.
Bookings Secretary: Mrs Jan Carne.

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Accommodation
The Hall can accommodate 150 guests seated at tables, or an audience of up to 200 in a close-seated arrangement for a concert, for example.

The entrance porch, with store cupboards on each side (chairs, stage, tables etc.), leads into a foyer with a small Meeting Room (sliding doors, not lockable) and then a bar on the left, and stairs, disabled toilet and the kitchen on the right.
The small Meeting Room 3.6 x 2.9 metres (13’ 8” x 11’ 10”) may be hired on its own.

The main hall is 10.25 x 16.65 metres (33’ 7” x 54’ 7”) and contains a full-height badminton court with approved badminton quality lighting and a wall colour scheme suggested by Sport England.
Low-level wall-mounted spotlights offer an alternative form of lighting for a more intimate atmosphere, helping to lose the high roof.
Ample power points are provided around the main hall.
Upstairs is a viewing gallery (where up to 20 persons are permitted for concerts etc.), the main toilets / changing rooms / showers, and locked storage cupboards.

There is no permanent stage but a flexible system of stage blocks is available for hire. See here for details of stage system.
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Kitchen
The kitchen, with a serving hatch to the main hall, is equipped for catering - with large oven, air extraction system, microwave oven, hot water urn, fridge/freezer and wheeled island.

Crockery and cutlery for up to 150 place settings are available for hire.
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Bar
The bar has ample countertop space, fridge, wine cooler, auto fill water boiler and an assortment of glasses.

There is an extra charge for use of this facility.
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Tables and Chairs
16 folding tables, 200 chairs, 1 children’s table, 11 children’s chairs.
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Toilets
Downstairs – disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
Upstairs – Ladies and Gents toilets / changing rooms / showers.

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Parking
Parking for up to 20 cars.
Some overflow parking is available on the adjacent Playing Field car park (no special arrangement needed).
Additional parking on the grass of the Playing Field by special arrangement with the Harberton Playing Field Association (ground conditions permitting).

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Wheelchair Access
Yes
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Decorations
A wooden rail at a height of 2.67 metres (8' 9") is provided for affixing decorations. 2 pairs of steps are available.
Nothing may be attached directly to the walls, e.g. the use of drawing pins, nails, tacks, BluTack, adhesive tape etc. is not permitted - except on the wooden rail.

Strings of coloured lights, bunting and a white muslin marquee-type draped canopy (to lower the height of the hall) are available by special arrangement.
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Stage Blocks
Carpeted stage blocks are available by special arrangement. See here for details of stage system.
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Acoustics
An acoustic ceiling, acoustic soft wall blocks and curtains along one wall give excellent overall acoustics with or without an amplification system.
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Licences
The Premises Licence covers the performance of various forms of live entertainment and the playing of recorded music, but excludes the sale of alcohol.
See the Premises Licence Summary.

Any alcohol (above 0.5% ABV) which is being sold, either by cash, ticket or donation will require a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) available from South Hams District Council (cost £21). The hirer is responsible for obtaining the TEN.
The maximum number of TENs for a single premises is limited to 15 per year, so please check with the Bookings Secretary if you intend to apply for a TEN.
For more information about TENs (and to apply online),
see www.southhams.gov.uk/article/1739/Temporary-Event-Notice-TEN.

If alcohol is being given away, e.g. a free bar for a wedding or party, no TEN is needed.

Bottles of alcohol being given as prizes in raffles and tombolas are exempt from the need for a licence if tickets are only sold at the event at which the draw takes place and if the bottles are sealed and for consumption off the premises.
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Sports Equipment Available
Badminton posts and net; 4 gym mats; table tennis table.
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Equipment Available for Hire (for use in Hall only)
Stage blocks, sets of crockery and cutlery, strings of coloured lights, muslin ‘canopy’.
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Outside
The Hall is next to the Playing Field and Children's Play Park with swings, slide, roundabout, climbing frame, bars, rocking horse and basketball post.
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Camping
Camping on the Playing Field is possible for Hall users by special arrangement.
The Playing Field offers no facilities other than somewhere to pitch a tent. There is a small charge for this.
Vehicles must stay on the car parks.

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Directions
Harberton Parish Hall is situated about three miles to the south-west of Totnes. Take the A381 out of Totnes (towards Kingsbridge) and the take a sign-posted right turn towards the village.
When in the village, take a right turn (signposted 'Parish Hall'); the hall is about 300m up the hill on the left.

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Regular Groups
Badminton, indoor short-mat bowls, table tennis, morris dancing, Crafty Chat, machine embroidery, pilates, Harberton Panto Players.
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Hire Charges
There are different rates for Harberton parish residents and non-parish residents..
All rates are inclusive of normal lighting and heating requirements.
See details of Hiring Rates.
In addition, there is a refundable deposit payable at the time of booking.
Please contact the
Bookings Secretary who will be happy to chat through your requirements and how we can help to arrange your event.
See Conditions of Hire (Standard Conditions of Hire and Special
Conditions of Hire to comply with the Public Entertainments Licence).

For Harberton Parish Hall's entry on the website for Devon Community Buildings and Village Halls, see www.devonvillagehalls.co.uk/harberton.
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