About Us


Nettlestead Village Hall was built in 1968 on Maidstone Road in the heart of the village of Nettlestead. It was registered as a charity,  registered charity no 299433.

The trust was set up and the hall was provided “for the use of inhabitants of the Parishes of Nettlestead and Wateringbury, Kent and the neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political religious or other opinions and in particular for use of meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of foresaid inhabitants”.    This extract has been taken from the original trust deed and has continued to be upheld by management committees throughout the 40 years that the hall has existed.

The Nettlestead Village Hall Management Committee is elected on an annual basis in May of each year. It is comprised of volunteer members of the community and surrounding area and representatives of the organisations that hire the hall on a regular basis. The trust deed states which organisations are to be represented on the committee. This has varied as clubs and societies have changed over the years. All committee members are automatically trustees of the charity with the associated responsibilities that come with the role.

Each year the newly elected committee appoints a chairperson, vice Chairperson, secretary and a treasurer.

To keep the hall running smoothly on a day to day basis there is an employee who fill the roles of booking secretary, caretaker and cleaner. The employer, by necessity, live locally.


Chairmans report 2012