West Parley Memorial Hall

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Statement – 16th of January 2024

It is now a year since the West Parley Memorial Hall had a roof fire (16th of January 2023).  During the past year we have issued to you all two statements giving the progress of the fire claim.

As was stated in the July 2023 statement the main problems we have had and are having are with the Underwriters and the insurance company. The insurance brokers have been no help at all. The insurance company being extremely difficult, we had to report them. There was a lack of information, communication and speediness as to where the claim had progressed. Compensation has been put in place through our loss assessor, we are waiting for a response. The Insurance Company are now being more amenable.

A 36 page schedule of works has been put together by the loss assessor and surveyor which has been given to the insurance company who in turn have put this schedule to 4 independent builders for quotes. The trustees are well aware that during the past year we have had a cost of living crisis, therefore quotes will be at least three or four times more since the roof fire occurred.


The Trustees and I are very sorry for this continuous delay and feel so awful for letting our hirers down.  We do value and thank you for your continuous commitment to use the Hall.  We are blessed with such thoughtful, kind, considerate hirers and will always keep you in mind in whatever we do. As and when reliable information becomes available, we will pass it on to you.

The Trustees and I wish you all good health, happiness and success in 2024.  Look forward to seeing you again in the coming future. 

Take care.

West Parley Memorial Hall.  CIO 


A local hall for local people since 1948

The original West Parley Memorial Hall was opened in 1948 and this West Parley Memorial Hall was opened on 30th May 1964 (see History) for the benefit of the community and local organisations. Since that time the Hall has been hired regularly and its facilities enhanced over the years.

Hall Management and Facilities

The West Parley Memorial Hall charity is administered by a management committee (“Trustees”) comprising a chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary/bookings officer plus other elected/nominated members. They ensure the hall is maintained as a clean bright and inviting venue, for a wide range of activities and events including social, educational, aerobics, dancing, anniversary parties, wedding receptions, dog shows and meetings.

The Hall, which is centrally heated, can accommodate around 200 people seated in theatre-style for meetings and up to 150 seated at tables for social occasions and activities. Toilets, including for the disabled plus baby-changing facilities are available, as is Wi-Fi, an audio system, drop-down screen and a piano. An outside Patio is also available, and a large car park.