Bishopstrow is a small community with only a Church and the Village Hall as facilities. It is located approximately two miles from Warminster. It consists of 80 dwellings and about 150 people live in the village. The Village Hall is physically and culturally at the heart of the village. It has recently been through two major improvements:
- a new roof (part funded by Awards4All) - 2016
- a new floor for the main Hall function room (from Hall funds) - 2016
- complete redecoration of the main function room; new heating and new lighting - 2015 (from Hall funds)
Recent examples of Hall use are:
- as a nursery school
- a venue for a twice weekly Bridge Club (up to 48 members)
- weekly Club meetings (Scottish country dancing; model railway club; dog training sessions; music rehearsals for a youth band; table-tennis club).
- other local resident uses (less regular): art and craft lessons (clay modeling most recently); themed dinners (most recently a French night); quiz nights;
- other community uses: acts as our Polling Station; is listed as a Safe Centre in the Warminster Community Resilience Plan; used for occasional meetings by the Neighbourhood Police Scheme; used for private parties (birthdays, anniversaries, post-funeral teas, small weddings).
The Village Hall is crucial to the fabric of our village life.
One main hall; small kitchen; disabled access WC. Modern and efficient heating allow for all-year-round use.
The Bishopstrow Hall is ideal for parties and events up to 50 people. Tables and chairs are available to sit 50 people. The hire costs are low; £10 an hour. Please contact the Secretary, Kirsty Alderson on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and availability