Artsreach Children's Summer Workshop, 2023
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Thank you National Lottery Community Fund for awarding the Village Hall £7,040, the total amount requred for the audio visual project September, 2023
98 wine / 98 tumblers to use in the hall
Welcome to Ibberton, Belchalwell and Woolland Village Hall
The Village Hall is located on the Eastern edge of Ibberton Village adjoining fields and the village cricket pitch.
Ibberton village lies at the foot of Bulbarrow Hill, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking the Blackmore Vale. Examples of cross dykes, strip lynchets and round barrows can be seen on the surrounding hills.
The village has several listed buildings in its Conservation Area, including a 17th century manor house, now a working farm, and several thatched cottages.
Directions & Facilities
View from Ibberton Hill
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North - From Sturminister Newton take the A357 to Blandford, at the staggered crossroads (New Cross, approximately 2 miles from Sturminister Newton Town Bridge) after the Fiddleford Inn turn right to Okeford Fitzpaine, the Belchalwell and into Ibberton (about 3 miles from New Cross). The Village Hall is the first building on the left, after the Ibberton sign.
South- From Dorchester take A35 to Puddletown. Turn off on to A354 and at the roundabout take the minor road to Cheselbourne. Follow this road through Melcombe Bingham and Ansty. Turn off the road towards Bulbarrow Hill and Woolland. At the masts bear left and go straight across at the cross road at the top of Woolland Hill. Proceed down the hill(marvellous views of the Blackmore Vale). At the bottom of the hill turn right at the T junction and follow the road to Ibberton. Continue through the village of Ibberton and the Hall will be on your right just as you leave the village.
East- From Hazelbury Bryan, diagonally opposite The Antelope Pub, take the road to the church and Woolland that passes beside the war memorial 'island'. At the school turn left and pass the church on your right. Continue along this road and until you reach a T junction after having passed through the village of Woolland. Turn left at the T junction and take the road to Ibberton. Continue through the village of Ibberton and the Hall will be on your right just as you leave the village.
West- From Blandford take the A357 to Sturminister Newton. Pass through Dirweston and Shillingstone and continueon the road passing through Belchalwell and into Ibberton for about 3 miles. The Village Hall is the first building on the left.
The hall has a Community Premises Licence for indoor and outdoor use for Music, Dancing, Stage Plays, Cinematography and Indoor Sports including alcohol. It is able to hold 100 people for such events.
The hall was totally refurbished in 2001.
It is 10.75 metres long by 5.75 metre wide.
Up lighting giving up to 5 metres head room.
Inside there is a suspended wooden floor, disabled toilet and a unisex toilet with hot air driers and extractor fans.
The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, deep freeze, toster, auto fill 19 litre water boiler , microwave and extractor fan with service hatch and stable door to hall.
Sixty piece matching place setting of cockery and cutlery and small and catering teapots are available for use.
The hall has 15 square metres of portable, all-weather Easydeck staging (in 1 square metre units, available for hire). See the Doughty Engineering website for more details. The staging is lit by 4 pole-mounted, controllable stage lanterns.
The hall is heated by non-intrusive oil fired central heating.
There is a plentiful supply of electrical sockets on both sides of the hall, a secure wireless network and a wired network of six points. The high speed fibre broadband connection is also available for hire.
The windows are fitted with blackout blinds.
The hall has 16 large and 14 small folding tables and 140 chairs with further seating on benches available.
The hall has an installed electric film screen, HDMI projector, HDMI port for a latop / DVD machine, 2 hostess trolley's and an amplified sound system with a Blue Tooth connection, mircophones and wiring and speaker for outside use. Also 4 LED stage lanterns with control box.
Access to the hall is via a porch at the front or by a ramp from the car park around the back of the hall to a door wide enough for wheel-chair use.
There is a large well lit tarmac car park and a grass picnic area, the whole area is fenced with a kissing gate which is part of the Ibberton Millennium Path.
Smoking is not allowed inside the hall.
No spikes nor studs to be worn inside the hall.
Ibberton, Belchalwell & Woolland Village Hall
Post code DT11 0EL
Grid Reference: ST 78754 08042
X: 378754 Y: 108042
Latitude : 50.871486
Longitude : -2.3030251