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Rural Village Hall - easy to locate on the side of the A477 Trunk Road into Pembrokeshire
Llanteg Village Hall
Member Name: rolandrat
Llanteg Village Hall
Advantages: Easy to locate, good facilities, no hidden costs.
Llanteg is a tiny village in Pembrokeshire on the county borders with Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. The village is bisected by the main trunk road into the holiday resorts of South Pembrokshire such as Tenby and Saundersfoot.
The A477 road, as well as cutting the village in half, also passes directly alongside their large Village Hall.
Llanteg has had a village hall since 1948 and they celebrated its Golden Anniversary with a large event in 2008.
However the hall was completely renovated in 1999 to bring it up to date.
Being alongside a main A road means that the hall is very easy to find. It has a large car park along the hall and road which gives it easy access to both people from Pembrokeshire and also those who are visiting from further away.
The hall itself consists of a large main hall (20ft x 60ft) with a stage at one end, a kitchen which has access hatches which can be removed if required. A separate meeting room and also an adjoining computer room that can either be opened up to make one large room or kept divided by closing the communicating doors.
The hall is centrally heated and rental costs are kept to the minimum - not having risen since 2009.
All electric and heating costs are included in the price.
There are three toilets and a shower room.
Disabled access is easy as they have a ramp to the main door and there is a disabled toilet just inside the door.
The hall is used by the community for Short Mat Bowls, Mothers' Union, History and other groups.
It is also used for Children's Parties and often for Funeral Teas as there is a Funeral Chapel of Rest nearby.
Seasonal events are also held such as Bingo and Choir Evenings, Murder Mystery Evenings, Local Authority Meetings, Talks, Yoga, Quiz Nights, History Exhibitions and Carol Services.
===Running & Booking===
The hall is run as a Charity and has a small committee. Running costs are met from rental charges as much as possible and supplemented by fund raising if necessary.
The committee also produce a Village Newsletter twice a year and run a village website.
The village website lists all the rental charges and also has numerous images of the facilities inside the hall.
The website has contact details and it is easy to book by either phoning or e-mailing the Secretary - she also has an answer machine so a message can always be left.
I have used this hall on numerous occasions and in fact my mother's funeral tea was the first one there in 1999 after it re-opened after renovation.
The rental costs are very reasonable and it is good to have all the heating costs included.
The hall does not have a paid caretaker and you are therefore expected to leave the hall in a clean ad tidy fashion.
The ramp makes for easy access if you are in a wheelchair and the doorway into the main hall can be opened up to make it nice and wide.
The central heating throughout is a good bonus as I can recall before renovation the overheat electric heaters.
Over the years I have attended computer classes and fetes and fairs there as well as holding History Exhibitions and book launches.
Its central location and easy access to both Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire makes it a great meeting place.
As the church and two chapels have now closed this hall is a central point in village life.
The committee room is great if you are only a dozen or so people and it also means you can hold a meeting even when Short Mat Bowls is going on in the main hall - which it does four nights a week.
The kitchen doors have also been re-figured so now you can get tot the kitchen without having to access the main hall so from the committee rooms you can get to make tea without interrupting anyone else. The cupboards are well stocked with crockery, plates and cutlery for general use.
This is a village hall run by volunteers and a great bonus to the community.
Summary: Great village hall that is easy to find.