Sellindge Village Hall
Sellindge Village Hall has been commended in the annual Kent Village Hall of the Year competition, organised by Action with Communities in Rural Kent. The Hall has been extensively refurbished and modernised in recent years, and is regularly used by thousands of people who live in and arround the Shepway village of Sellindge. The hall is used by group activities serving all age groups, from mothers and toddlers upwards. It has also become a true community hub, being valued as a place to meet by people who live on their own, some on limited incomes. It sits alongise the medical centre, and some complementary services are provided, inlcuding chiropody and reflexology, pedigree manicures, financial advice and Hi Kent clinics for people who are ghearing impaired. Other regular activities include line dancing, guide dog training, scouts and rainbow groups, the Women’s Institute, Elham Valley Lions and artists’ groups. The hall also hosts special events in the evenings and at weekends.
Repairs and improvements have been carried out in stages, providing new disabled access and toilets, installation of double glazing, updating of the electrical wiring, re-painting and new signage. The RDHCT’s grant of £10,000 enabled the hall committee to commission one of the last major pieces of work, to repair and replace the roof of the building and instal new guttering.
The picture shows village hall committee member Michael Garrod receiving the certificate of commendation.