St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall


The hall has to close due to the government lockdown 2.


The Home Watch AGM and Committee meeting scheduled for 1 December has been postponed until next year due to the latest Covid restrictions and lockdown. The new date will be advised once known.


The Village Hall is Covid-secure in line with Government and industry guidelines and slowly our hirers are beginning to return. Those that have a summer break are mostly planning to return in September, subject to any changes in lockdown status. If you regularly attend any events at the hall you probably have been contacted by your group leader with an update.

In essence we need all users to maintain a social distance of at least one metre with mitigation (face masks etc), 2 metres separation is preferred. There are advisory signs and sanitisation stations located in all areas and all toilets permit single occupation only.

The Computer Café reopened on 24 July and continues to run each Friday from 9 until noon, check signs at the village hall each week to find out which room they are using. Please email [email protected] for more information or to book a slot, giving us some basic information about your reason for booking.

For those of you who are able to return to your normal activities here in the hall, please be assured that we have taken every measure possible for your safety, and everyone else’s safety when using the premises. If you would like more information on this, we have a range of documents that you are welcome to download, they outline the measures and new procedures we have put in place.

The staff and committee look forward to welcoming you back in the near future so in the meantime, please stay safe and follow Government guidelines as a priority.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Documents

Hirers Covid Risks Assessment

VHMC Covid Risks Assessment

Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19

St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall

As one of the first village halls to be awarded Hallmark Accreditation in 2011 we truly are one of the best village halls in the Dorset and Hampshire area. Our popularity is evident from the large range of regular users and the number of private bookings that we are proud to host. We are ideally located just two minutes off the A31, with easy links to the M3 and M27.

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Our facilities and the variety of our rooms available for hire make us the perfect venue for anything from children's parties to theatre shows, combinations of rooms are available for larger events - we've even hosted a Boys' Brigade weekend camp. We also offer:

  • All rooms equipped and decorated to a high standard
  • Large FREE car park with disabled spaces
  • Disabled access throughout and separate disabled toilet
  • Public address system and Hearing Loop system in the Main Hall
  • A separate range of chairs and tables available for each of the rooms
  • Two fully equipped kitchens

Please explore our site to learn more about what we can offer you, if you want to see where we are click the Get Directions.

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Excellent Location and Facilities

Whether you're looking for somewhere for a family event, wedding or other celebration, St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall is a great place for a function. We can cater for up to 225 people in the main hall, 100 in the annexe or 45 in the committee rooms and offer great facilities.
The St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall is an excellent venue for:
  • Fairs, sales and community events
  • Dances and receptions
  • Public meetings / committee meetings