In January 1954 land was purchased by the Village Hall Association
with funds raised by local residents and societies.
Construction of the hall commenced in October 1958. By June 1959
the building was completed. The stage and dressing rooms were
added at a later date.
The hall is held in trust for the use of the residents of Claygate and
the neighbouring area and is administered by a board of trustees
representing local organisations and residents.
The annual general meeting is held in May when the finances and
running of the association are examined. This meeting is open
to everyone, Claygate residents are encouraged to attend and
vote on issues relating to the hall. The day to day running of the hall is financed entirely from letting income. Grants have been received for specific projects.
About The Hall
In the last 15 years grants from SCC and Elmbridge, plus Association funds has enabled the trustees to refurbish all areas of the hall, including improvements to the exterior of the building.
The most recent area for modernisation has been the kitchen, with the installation of a dishwasher. In addition to the Main and Small halls there is a committee room, which is proving popular for smaller meetings.