Memorial Hall

High Halden Memorial Hall


To book the High Halden War Memorial hall and collect keys please contact :

Paul Buggins on 01233 860335 or email :



View the events calendar and regular bookings

Full details of regular bookings see below


Views inside the Hall



Set up for a Dinner and Music event





View from entrance door across main hall showing adjacent alcove







Parking and Drop Off Zone

3 May 2017

Another very positive progress report. Our applications to both KCC, grant £15500 and ABC, grant £10000 have been approved.  This means we have a full funding package in place to progress this important project.  The Management Committee are really grateful for the support received

The Management Committee are in the process of updating and reviewing the quotes received from three local firms to undertake the main construction activities. It is anticipated that the selection of main contractor will be complete during the next two weeks with work starting on site during August

A further update will be provided when a firm schedule of activities has been agreed.  It is hoped that work on site can be scheduled to ensure that the hall will remain open most of the time causing the minimum disruption to regular users.

7 March 2017

It is pleasing to report that Ashford Borough Council Planning Authority have approved the application to create a drop off zone and parking at the Memorial Hall.  This is a very important step and means we now move forward to see if we can complete the funding arrangements and gain formal approval for the dropped kerbs.
In addition to the commitment of £3100 from the Parish Council, £1315 has been provided by Charlie Simkins from his KCC members grant fund and Alan Pickering has contributed £500 from his ABC members grant fund.  The Management Committee are very grateful for this commitment to funding this project.
We expect to have news regarding our requests for grant funds from ABC and KCC by the end of April.

January 2017

The Hall Management Committee are pleased to report that an application has been made to Ashford Borough Council to create a ” Drop Off Zone and Parking Area ” at the front of the Hall ( ABC reference 16/01883)  This is the first formal step in trying to bring about this long awaited improvement at the Hall. The result of the application should be known late in March 2017, and if approved will be followed by an application to KCC highways to create the dropped kerb and path crossings that will be needed.
In parallel the Management Committee are continuing activities to finance the project.  Applications have been made to KCC for a grant from their Village and Community Halls scheme, our KCC Councillor, Charlie Simkins for a donation from his members grant scheme, ABC for a grant from the Community grants fund ( to be submitted by end of January), our ABC Councillor, Alan Pickering , has indicated he will support from his members grant scheme.
Importantly at a recent meeting of the High Halden Parish Council they approved support for the project including a financial contribution of 10% of the project cost, up to £3100.  The Hall Management Committee are very grateful for this ” vote of confidence ” of their plans to bring about improvements at the Hall.
Fund raising for this project and future improvements at the Hall will remain an important part of the Management Committee`s focus for a long time to come.  Any ideas for fund raising, donations and other support will be very welcome, please contact Chairman Paul Buggins.
The provision of the “Drop Off Zone” and Parking at the hall will significantly improve safety for those needing transport to/from the hall, particularly the most vulnerable ( children , the elderly and those using mobility aids)  Additionally it should provide the platform for those who have previously felt unable to use the hall to be properly included.
Further update and news of this exciting project will be made late March 2017.

The Link below takes you to a copy of 2016 Trustee Report




 Facilities available at the hall

  • The main hall area is sufficient to have 12 tables of 6 people seated for a meal.
  • The kitchen area is ideal for the final preparation and serving of food, through two serving hatches.
  • A traditional stage is available, which is often used on quiz nights
  • The main Hall is 16.5 M Long and 5.5 M Wide
  • There is an additional Alcove, off the main hall,  measuring 7 M by 3.5 M, with a serving hatch from the Kitchen

Summary of Hire Fees

 Updated Fees – Effective 1 November 2016


Normal Hire Resident of HH  **
Morning 09.00-13.00 £50 £30
Afternoon 13.00 – 17.00 £50 £30
Evening 18.00 — £70 £50
Morning and afternoon £90 £50
Afternoon and evening £100 £70
All day £130 £100
Use as a polling station £175

(see conditions of hire)

Booking deposit    £50 ##    £50 ##
Security deposit £100 £100


## or the booking fee if less than £50

** defined as within the Parish Boundary and immediate vicinity.

Effective from 1st November 2016 subject to annual review

Booking Arrangements





Paul Buggins on 01233 860335

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Telephone: Paul Buggins on 01233 860335

Events calendar and regular bookings

Please see the link above to events that includes details of  bookings at the hall.

Regular Weekly / Monthly bookings are:


10.30 to 13.30   CRAFT CLUB

16.00 to 18.00   BROWNIES

18.30 to 21.00   PARISH COUNCIL  ( Second Monday Monthly )


10.00 to  12.00  YAH Coffee Mornings    ( Second Tuesday Monthly )

13.00 to 16.00   TIME OUT, Games Club


13.00 to 16.00   YOUNG AT HEARTS   (YAH) ( First Wednesday Monthly )


10.30 to 13.30   W I Darts

19.30 to 22.00   WOMENS INSTITUTE ( Second Thursday Monthly )


19.30 to 22.00    SHORT MAT BOWLS


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  1. Paul Buggins

    Unfortunately there is no parking or drop off zone adjacent to the Hall, at present. It is necessary to park on the A28 that goes past the hall, some 20 m to walk to the front door at the hall.
    If you let me know the event/date you are going to be there I am sure we can arrange some help with unloading etc. Please give me a call 01233 860335

    Regards Paul

  2. Peter Clayton

    Hi, Can you please tell me kf the Memorial Hall has a car park close to the hall? With a friend I am due to give a talk at the hall in a couple of month’s time and, as a blue badge holder with some equipment to take in, accessibility is a factor to me.
    Many thanks for your help.
    Kind regards,
    Peter Clayton

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