Coronavirus Measures, The Village Hall and Rec

The Government is easing the lockdown. The latest regulation (dated 8 August) continues to permit use of the Hall, requiring users to wear face coverings (excepting specified activities such as keep-fit and dance classes where these are not required).
The Executive Committee of CRC reviewed arrangements and issued the following statement in the light of then-current Government regulations on Wednesday 17th June 2020 to be effective 4th July 2020:


            The Hall is available for bookings. Not all clubs and other users will start immediately, making their own assessment of when is appropriate in the light of Government guidelines and their own assessment of risk.

            The Rec has been much used informally by villagers and others over the summer. We are delighted! 

            The playground and fitness equipment have been re-opened. Hand-sanitiser is provided. Users and parents will need to take appropriate measures and make their own assessment of risk.


            The kitchen is closed and out of bounds. Male and female toilets are closed. The disabled toilet is to be used.

            The Clubrooms are closed, Hirers are to use the Main Hall only.


            Hirers are to ensure that their users socially distance and adhere to current government guidelines.

            Users are required to wear face coverings, excepting users in exempt categories and those involved in exempt activities.

            Use supplied hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the Hall.

            Responsible hirer to wipe down door handles and used surfaces prior to and after use, using supplied hard surface disinfectant and paper towels. Waste bins are provided for disposal following wipe down.


            The main entrance door should be locked during session to ensure no unauthorised entry.

            It is recommended that gloves are worn when locking and unlocking the main entrance door.


            Following any session the hall cleaners will disinfect the Hall floor and carry out a deep clean of all used areas.

These measures will be amended in the light of Government regulations as and when those are modified.

Chieveley Recreation Centre AGM - Notice of Postponement

Coronavirus is having a major impact on charity events and the government’s health advice has led to some charities having no choice but to decide to cancel or postpone their AGM. At a recent executive meeting of the trustees, held remotely, it was unanimously decided to postpone the AGM due in mid-June until such time that it can be held safely with the ability to invite all. The recreation centre will continue to be managed by the executive and although many projects have been put on hold there are still important decisions being considered, particularly where safety is involved. In due course we shall announce a revised date for the 2020 AGM.

Chieveley Village Hall Update

There seems to have been a lot going on at the Chieveley village hall and recreation centre recently. This is an attempt to provide a swift review to keep you informed.

Liz Cottrell’s sad passing almost a year ago left a great void in our lives and operations. She did so much! This was a daunting role for anyone to assume. We ended up dividing her job into five areas: bookings, coordination, droppers-in, suppliers and grounds. Many thanks to all those who have joined in to build such a strong team, augmenting the executive committee, Debbie and Dean who help us keep the place so well. remains the normal channel for bookings.

The Hall and grounds remain heavily utilised (in normal times!). This is great news for all bar those who seek a vacancy. Such high levels of occupancy help us to maintain good standards. Please let us know if there is something in need of amendment. If you are a user, please also help us to maintain cleanliness, quality and security. If you see anti-social behaviour, please challenge those responsible and report what you have seen. We have installed CCTV cameras to help to stay on top of any such issues.

A regular visitor suggested a while ago that the grounds would benefit from the addition of benches. Thanks to the energy of our own Hutch, and the generosity of many, nine have now been installed. Thanks to all! Please make use of them.

We have cut down a tatty line of Leylandii that were causing damage to the MUGA. They will be replaced by a mixed hedge of native species when the risk of frost has passed. Thanks to the Parish Council for their help with this.

As levels of use rise, we frequently more than fill the car-park. A recent project marked out spaces to help to increase the density we can achieve. Please park considerately. We shall finish off marking the edge by the road shortly.

Our AGM will be on 17th June, a notice will follow nearer the time. If you would like to contribute and take a role in steering the Hall for the benefit of villagers, please contact us through our page of

Will Hooper.

Village Hall

Download full brochure with details of facilities and pictures

A great venue for

  • private parties
  • courses
  • clubs
  • events
  • meetings (see meeting room hire)
  • wedding receptions


See Pictures and Brochure for more information 

  • All areas of the hall are fully accessible
  • Kitchen (refurbished 2012) - ovens, hobs, serving hatch, drainers, crockery
  • Hall  
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Heating,
  • Car parking for up to 40 vehicles
  • Club room with bar
  • Toilets 
  • Gas BBQ (provide your own propane!) for hire

The Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground in Chieveley is run by the Village Hall Committee. It provides: 

  • One football pitches
  • Artifical cricket wicket
  • Children's play area with climbing frames, swings, slides
  • Multi-User Games Area
  • Skate Park
  • Tennis courts (run by Chieveley Tennis Club)
  • Bins for use by dog-walkers
  • Tree-lined walk around ground 

Regular users

The hall provides a home for many village activities, as well as being available for rent by others.  Regular users include:

The hall and grounds are run and managed by a committee which is made up of representatives of user groups and elected people. All are volunteers and give their time freely.