Category: Information

Regular events and groups at the hall

Our hall is used regularly for events and group meetings, here are some of our regular bookings. If you are interested to find out more, please get in touch.

Move and Improve

Pippa Ward runs a regular exercise class on Wednesday morning at Dinedor Village Hall. This is a fun way to improve co-ordination, balance & strength. If you are interested, we can put you in contact with Pippa.

Little Bugs Club

Leah runs a regular Monday morning club aiming to provide children with essential physical and social skills for life in a fun and engaging way. There are classes for children aged between 4 months and 4 years. Find out more and contact Leah at https://www.littlebugsclub.co.uk/.

Saturday Coffee Mornings

A coffee morning is held on the 1st Saturday of the even months (February, April, June, etc.). Come along and enjoy tea, coffee and awesome cakes amongst friendly faces, plus we have a book swap and various ad-hoc goodies. The Dinedor Talk Community Hub is also there to help with any computer, mobile phone or other technology issues that you might have, just tell us how we can help.

Dinedor Talk Community Hub

Dinedor Talk Community Hub are here to help support you in any way we can. We have access to a computer, broadband and a printer. Also, if you have limited allowance on your internet connection and want to sit and use ours for free, you are welcome. We are available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, please let us know in advance and we’ll be there.

Parish Council Meetings

Dinedor Parish Council meet every other month on the 3rd Thursday at 6.00pm. If you are a parish resident, why not come along and see local democracy in action. Find out more on the Parish Council website.

Dinedor Heritage Group

During the winter months, this group meets monthly to hear talks on local and Herefordshire history topics from professional speakers. It goes without saying that tea and biscuits are always on the agenda.

Short Mat Bowls Group

During the winter months, this group meets every Monday evening to play Short Mat Bowls.

Art Group

This group meets on Thursday mornings during the summer to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere while working on their individual art projects. If this sounds of interest to you, why not get in touch and join them.

Table Tennis Group

Dinedor Village Hall has acquired a table tennis table, we will hopefully organise some group sessions in the future, watch this space…

Dinedor Sport

This is an annual family event held in the field behind the hall, and in the hall itself. It is held annually on the last Saturday of July. There are lots of fun events for kids and adults alike. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.

Dinedor Village Hall is a registered charity (No. 10324590) and is also recognised by HMRC as a charity for tax purposes. As such we can claim back gift aid on both ad hoc and regular charitable donations to the Village Hall. Please contact us if you need a Charity Gift Aid Declaration form.

Presentations at Dinedor Village Hall

Whether your event is a wedding, guest speaker or business presentation, Dinedor Village Hall is perfectly suited for it. The hall is spacious and well proportioned, without obstructions such as columns. The ceiling consists of acoustic tiles to improve audibility.

Presentations can be done in a portrait room layout with the presenter at one end of the room, or in a landscape room layout. We recommend the latter as it works better with our lighting, sound and projector set-up.

A training course at Dinedor Village Hall

Public Address System

Our PA system includes radio microphones (i.e. without leads) a hearing loop and loudspeakers set into the ceiling. We have both a hand-held microphone and a clip-on microphone, which can be used at the same time if there is more than one presenter. The hearing loop is compatible with hearing aids that have the ‘T’ switch enabled. The speaker volume can be changed between each side of the hall, so if the hall is being used in landscape layout, the volume can be increase at the back.

We provide instructions on how to use the PA system and we can set it up for you, if you wish. Please tell us at the time of booking if you are planning to use the PA system.

The hall has a PPL PRS license, which means that hirers can use copyrighted audio in their presentations. This includes music, interviews and recordings from public radio.

Computer presentations

We can provide a projector for presentations (please note that there is a small additional charge for this on your booking) and a screen if required. We have generally found however that where a landscape room layout is used, it is best just to project directly onto the wall.

Lighting

The hall lighting is subtly built into the ceiling. The four rows of lights can be independently dimmed to provide the optimal set-up for the presentation.

High-speed broadband

The hall has fibre-to-the-premise high-speed broadband, which is suitable for streaming of high quality video and music. The broadband can also be used to live-stream a presentation via services such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This allows those that are unable to be at the hall in person, to view and participate in the presentation.

To use our broadband, just connect to our wi-fi using the details given on our noticeboard.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of all our hall users is very important to us. Find out more here.

Dinedor Village Hall is a registered charity (No. 10324590) and is also recognised by HMRC as a charity for tax purposes. As such we can claim back gift aid on both ad hoc and regular charitable donations to the Village Hall. Please contact us if you need a Charity Gift Aid Declaration form.

Health and Safety at Dinedor Village Hall

The health and safety of our hall users is very important to us. We aim to provide healthy and safe conditions, equipment and systems for everyone at the hall.

Heart attacks and defibrillator

A heart attack is an extremely traumatic and life-threatening event. However, a rapid response can greatly improve the outcome. Dinedor Village Hall has defibrillator, it is fitted in an outside cabinet, next to the kitchen door. You do not need any training to use this, just follow the instructions to attach it to the patient, then the defibrillator will decide itself whether a shock needs to be applied.

Accidents and first aid

A first aid box is located in the kitchen along with an accident book. Where an accident occurs, we would appreciate it if the event organiser could add an entry in the accident book and report it back to the booking clerk at bookings@dinedorvillagehall.org.uk. From this, we will try to ensure that a similar accident does not happen again.

Using electrical devices

Small electrical appliances such as kettles are regularly PAT tested. Where a hall user accidentally finds themselves in a situation where an electrical shock could occur, they are protected by a residual current device (RCD). This switches off the electrical supply before a shock would occur.

Fire Precautions

The hall has a fire alarm, marked fire exits and emergency lighting. The fire alarm is not connected to the fire service. There are also fire extinguishers in the lobby, kitchen and main hall. The equipment is regularly checked and tested. The electrical installation is also serviced at regular intervals and a residual current device is fitted to reduce the risk of electrical fires.

Health and safety in our hiring agreement

The hiring agreement that we send to all our hirers includes details of our and your responsibilities to ensure that all visitors to the hall have a safe as well as enjoyable visit. Before your first hiring of the hall, the booking clerk (or other hall committee representative) will take you through basic safety information such as location of fire exits and mustering point, the location of the first aid box, emergency contacts and so on. They will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Dinedor Village Hall refurbishment completed

We have recently completed a wide-ranging refurbishment of our village hall. This has included:

  • A suspended ceiling with acoustic tiles, which has really improved the acoustics in the hall. The ceiling also includes concealed LED lighting and speakers.
  • A hearing loop and public address system
  • Upgraded fire protection (thanks to the support of Dinedor Parish Council
  • A beautiful new Karndean vinyl wood-effect floor throughout the hall, lobby and storerooms
  • A full redecoration throughout the hall, lobby and storerooms
  • Freshening up of the exterior woodwork

Our thanks go to all the Dinedor residents who have contributed with their views on the various refurbishment options available.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of our village hall, so it is great to see it looking as good as new.