Whilst local individuals and families are welcome to use the field, organised events, such as football matches, and commercial activities will require the field to be hired. There are changing rooms at the hall, with toilets and showers, that can also be hired. Persons hiring the hall for children’s parties can use the field as part of their booking, but additional fees may apply if persons, or organisations, wish to use the field for parking or bouncy castles, etc.
Please not that fires are not permitted on the recreation field.
There is also a well-equipped and popular children’s play area, suitable for younger children, situated at the top of the recreation field. Whilst this is not managed by the hall, it is also an asset of Benenden Village Trust. It is not possible to exclusively hire the children’s play area but everyone is welcome to use it.
The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.
The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.
The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.
The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.
The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.
The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.
The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.
The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs).
The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.
Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed: