We encourage you to get involved in your Community Hall. 

We welcome families, couples, singles, young and old.

Everybody is welcome at all our public events and activities; you do not have to be a member to join in. Our bar is open and you can play pool, snooker and darts two evenings a week. Or pop-in for one of our weekly coffee mornings. See the What's On page for opening times.

Everybody is also invited to help with the running of the Hall: volunteering is a great way of meeting new people. If you would like to help by contributing some time, even if it is just occasionally - please use the Contact Us page to let us know!

Mayor's award


However, there are benefits to becoming a Member at CHOYD and it's a great way to show your support. Membership costs just £15 per year for adults. Children under 18 are free!

You will receive a membership card which entitles you to some benefits such as: free Wi Fi in the Community Hall.

You may receive advance notice of some of the events and activities being held; as well as benefiting from priority bookings and discounted hire fees.

Your views and input are critical as a member you can have your say about future plans and improvements at the Hall. Members have the right to vote and appoint Trustees at the AGM (held annually in June). Your membership fee goes towards the running of the Community Hall and is another way of supporting the charity.

Kitchen volunteers
The following documents provide more information about membership and the charity:
Membership Form (download this and drop it off at the Hall, or use the form on the Contact Us) page

Our Constitution (describes how the responsibilities and finances are managed)

This document is 19 pages and follows the guidelines set by The Charity Commission.

Frequently asked questions

The Hall is owned by CHOYD, a Registered Charity (Number 1161047) run by trustees and
supported by other volunteers and a management committee.

Steve Cowley (Chair)
Adrian Evans
Janet Harding
Miles Oldershaw
Bryony Owens
Kevin Shaw
Assisted by:
Brian Jacobs (Treasurer) & Sylvia Mence (Scribe and Researcher)

Steve Cowley
Roger Fallows
Janet Harding
Alice Macnab (Bookings & Publicity)
Sylvia Mence (Chair)
June Ring
Saul Tiffin
Assisted by: Rose and Terry Kelsey (Membership)

The bar has historically been run by a separate company: Eremue Trading Ltd. who donate their surplus profits to the CHOYD charity.
The directors were: Miles Oldershaw & Jim Whitehead, who sadly passed away in 2020.
We welcome volunteers to help us run the bar and can provide training and guidance!

You can vote at the AGM and propose and vote for Trustees.
You might also like to get involved with the events and activities;
as well as the committee(s) who are making plans and doing work.

You can use the Contact Us form to tell us what you think, or just drop a note into ourpostbox. Best of all, come along to the Hall
at one of our public events and speak to our volunteers, committee members or trustees.


St James Street
PO41 0NU


Email: contact@choyd.org.uk
Phone: 01983 760684