Bradpole Village Hall CRISIS

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The community room at Bradpole Village Hall

Bradpole Village Hall (The Forster Memorial Institute) has been at the centre of Village activities since it was built, with the help of public subscription, and opened in 1890.

It is held in trust for the benefit of residents of the area

The current team of trustees has diminished in numbers and are no longer able to continue to manage the Hall.

The Charity Commission has advised that if sufficient managing trustees cannot be found then Hall closure must be considered.

This is not so much a matter of money but of volunteers who are prepared to support the Hall.

Following Facebook posts and a report in the Bridport News a good number of people have indicated that they would be prepared to help*.

Whilst Bradpole Parish Council does not own the Hall it does recognise its significance to the village community and is actively engaged with stakeholders and Trust advisers to bring all the details together. 

COVID-19: The Village Hall has been closed and “mothballed” for the duration of the current crisis. 

*Those people that have already expressed an interest in helping to manage the Hall when it is able to re-open are being contacted directly. If anyone else wishes to add their name please write to:

E. bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk 

or Tel 01380 422140

A big thanks to all who have been in contact.

Despite the current difficulties your support will contribute to ensuring the continuance of the Hall as a community venue.

Call for help poster


BPC Mar 2020