Catisfield Memorial Hall was established in 1947 on land donated by Samuel Mortimer as a memorial to residents of Catisfield who had lost their lives during WWII. The original building was a government surplus hut from Corhampton Down, and this was replaced by the current brick building in 1962, financed by the sale of part of the hall’s land.
The Catisfield Memorial Hall is a charitable trust that reports each year to the Charity Commissioners and the local community at the AGM, usually held each March.
We are separate from the Catisfield Village Association, other local groups and those that use the Hall facilities. The charity is a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
Forgive the formal wording of the Charity Commission Scheme: “The provision and maintenance of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Catisfield and the neighbourhood thereof without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants, and as a Memorial in perpetuity to those people of Catisfield who gave their lives for this Country in the Second World War of 1939 to 1945.”
The competitive hire charges and modernised Hall and grounds are popular for private use by local people (parties, weddings, meetings) plus a wide range of regular user groups that offer an extensive range of activities
£9.70 (over 80 hours per year)
£11.00 (less than 80 hours per year)
(minimum of 3 hours plus returnable £100 deposit)
£5.00 (minimum 3 hours)
The Hall is run by:
5 elected Trustees.
Up to 9 representative Trustees (drawn from the regular user groups)
From time to time, up to 2 Co-opted Trustees.
The Trustees are supported by other volunteer members of the Management Committee. A Chair and Vice-Chair are elected each year and officers such as the Treasurer, Secretary and Auditor are also agreed.
The Bookings Secretary, the cleaner and gardeners are paid for their invaluable work of arranging hire of the Hall and keeping it clean and attractive for everyone.
The role of Honorary Life President was filled by Desmond Mortimer followed by Margaret Day (a long time Chair) and now by Penny Melville-Brown O (also a previous Chair).
Get involved. Could you join us and play a part?
Different ideas and opinions, especially from younger people, are needed to make sure everyone’s voice is heard.
The Trustees are keen to involve more local people in the running of the Hall.
If you’d like to play a part, joining the Management Committee as a volunteer is a good way of learning more. There are three or four meetings a year.
You can contact the Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat about getting involved.
22 Catisfield Lane, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 5NN (not for mail as no letterbox!)
Catisfield Memorial Hall was established in 1947 on land donated by Samuel Mortimer in memory of the residents who had died during the Second World War. The first Hall, a government-surplus hut from Corhampton Down, was replaced in 1962 with the current brick building financed by sale of part of the Hall’s land.
The Hall was redeveloped, renovated and modernised in 2010/11 to provide better kitchen and toilets, the additional small Margaret Day meeting room and improved accessibility.