COVID-19 Update – village hall is now open again
The village hall is now open for bookings. It has been a long wait, thank you all for your patience
The Post Office is open as usual Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Face covering is required until 19 July and strongly recommended thereafter. Please continue to make use of the hand-gel station as well.
The Coffee Shop is now open again on Monday and Thursday mornings, same hours as the Post Office. For many of us that is really good news 😊.
The position of Treasurer for this hall falls vacant in September 2021. If you are interested in joining the small working committee in this role and being involved in the future of the hall, then please use the Contact Us form to learn more. There will of course be a full handover.
If you would like to hire the hall or any of its rooms or items such as tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery please go to the How to Hire page.
NEW! The ‘How to Hire’ menu item now includes a video showing how to make a booking.
The Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall – to use its full name – was built in the early 1900s it has been added onto significantly since. In the late 1990s a separate youth wing was added. Times change and this building is used by the Acorn pre-school group.
The hall carries two plaques which commemorate events in the two world wars that took place in the 1900s. One plaque to the side of the annex notes those of the village who fell in the first world war – aka The Great War. A simple stone paviar is set into the ground of the entrance to the hall and this commemorates the Victoria Cross of Frederick Luke.
A public access defibrillator is installed under the entrance porch; instructions for its use are set out on the front panel of the defibrillator. Lockerley village does have a small team of voluntary Community First Repsonders. If you would like to know more about the roles of CFRs or are interested in joining the team, then read more at the South Central Ambulance Service website.