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Llangwm Village Hall

Llangwm Village Hall

 

Pill Parks Way, Llangwm, Haverfordwest SA62 4HT

Llangwm Village Community Centre is situated in the centre of the village, looking out onto the Rugby and Cricket field. The hall plays host to a wide variety of community clubs and activities as well as providing a venue for touring theatre companies linked in with the Wales Night Out scheme and the Llangwm Literary Festival each August.

There is a well equipped kitchen, new toilets and a large hall with new comfortable chairs and tables. The hall has good wheelchair access throughout.

Events and activities at the Hall are advertised on Llangwm Community Centre Facebook page, the Llangwm Village Facebook page, as well as on posters around the Village.

The hall is available for hire and bookings are taken at Cleddau Stores and Post Office on Main Street (depending on availability) from where the key is collected and fees due are paid. The telephone number for Cleddau Stores and Post Office is 01437 890 128.

Electricity for the electric heating is by a 1 coin slot meter and users of the Hall are requested to leave the hall in a clean and tidy condition (as they should find it). This is because in order to keep the running costs down we do not employ a regular cleaner.

Current hall charges are as follows:

Per session - morning/afternoon/evening
£10
Adult party
£35
Children's party
£25
Summer wedding
£150
Winter wedding
£175
Charity event
£10

The hall is run by a committee of volunteers who make sure that the hall is kept in good running order and organise events to pay for its upkeep. New members are always welcome!

Anyone wishing for information can also contact the committee chair, Liz Rawlings, at: villacasagaia@gmail.com

 

Important News Concerning the Village Hall

by Liz Rawlings, Chairperson Llangwm Village Hall Committe

You might have noticed that plans/talks/meetings about the current state of the hall and future developments have stopped since February. This is because out of the woodwork appeared a Covenant from the National Playing Fields Association (now the Fields in Trust) linked to a grant given to Llangwm to buy the rugby field in 1955. Apologies for the history lesson! This Covenant meant that there was to be no future building on this land safeguarding it for ever, but the Village Hall had been built in 1978.

Since February, the Committee has been trying to find a solution, mainly through research and discussion with Fields in Trust. The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales was contacted for information relating to the building on the recreation fields in Llangwm, but records had been transferred to the National Assembly for Wales and then the trail went cold! However, following a chance remark by Mrs Maureen Kiff who recalled as a child jumping from concrete block to concrete block on the site of the current village hall, further research took place backto 1938, at the end of the Depression. It was discovered that a group in the village wanted to set up an Institute for Employment to help people learn skills and gain employment. They purchased that piece of land for this centre, and the land was later given to the Community Council for a Community Centre. So we have a Conveyance.

All paperwork has now been submitted to the Fields in Trust’s solicitor and we are awaiting a final decision on using additional land for the new build - or something which fits in! 

Our next steps - once approval has been given, we restart the process of getting funding, and this is where you come in. Without European funding available in the future, this is going to be increasingly more difficult. So if we call for your support e.g. attending a public meeting, please come. It has to be a community effort otherwise we won’t get funding. Please help when you can.

The current state of the village hall is now NOT good. Although the interior seems reasonable, the structure is poor and the roof is in a very poor state with the slates and coping stones deteriorating rapidly. There will come a time in the not too distant future when it may become unfit for purpose.

In the months to come we will be meeting again with the Representatives of all the many Llangwm Groups who came together in March this year, forming a Community Action Group which will enable us to canvass opinions from local people about their wishes for the Community Hall.