Buildwas Abbey
Buildwas Village
village events
Find out how to book , when the hall is free and who the contacts are
Parish Council - Who's Who and Meetings
Find out who is on the council and when we meet
Parish Council Policies & Financial Info
Parish Council Policies & Financial Info
Buildwas Village School
Find out about our village school and the activities that happen
Buildwas Abbey
These fantastic ruins are a must if you are in the area.
Visiting Buildwas
Find out about walks and what else to see while you're in the village
Buildwas History
Pictures, quotes and little facts about Buildwas through the ages!
Holy Trinity Church
Details of the church and service programme
Pictures from Village & fun times
Pictures that have been sent in by people from the village.
Contact us
Please get in contact if you would like to get involved in village activities, want to add any items or make any comments.
Business in Buildwas?
Why not use a local company to do your work?
The Thursday Lunch-Buildwas Village Hall held on the last Thursday of each month .To book Call Jen 07831 398763
the Thursday Lunch is held on the last Thursday of the Month 8.50 per head for three courses .Call Jen 07831398763
The Thursday Lunch...
More Lunch photos
Village Hall Committee
Buildwas Village Hall Committee (2017-2018)
Buildwas Village Hall Risk Assessment
Buildwas Village Hall Risk Assessment
Thursday Lunch March 2018
Buildwas Village Hall monthly lunch takes place on the last Thursday of each month


Check out the calendar for the events taking place in Buildwas Village Hall. these include regular and one off events and bookings.


On the last Thursday of the each month at 12.30. All are welcome. £8.50 a head for at least three courses. Please book with Jen at least two days

before telephone number 07831 398763 .


The Friday night whist is our most long standing regular event.


Three or four times a year we hold Saturday night Bingo. Great prizes! Family fun! how many generations can you bring along?


Not available at present


Rehearsals weekly  each Tuesday from September until February.  Performances early February. Come and audition!

The hall is available for booking for parties, discos, jumble sales etc.

If you would like to hire the hall. Please call Jen on 07831 398763 or 

The booking form and the risk assessment are on our contact page. Please check that the date you want is available from the calendar first. 


Park View



Postcode TF8 7DA

District 971

Year Built 1957

Charity Number 522482
Holding Trustees Custodians for Charities

Status Freehold
Parking Spaces 10


The village hall has a committee of 13 people who

have the interests of the village at its heart! They

are responsible for the management of the village

hall and meet several times a year. As the trustees

they should be familiar with the information in 'The

Essential Trustee'. These names are submitted

tothe Charity Commision. 

Please read additional management information below

More people are always welcome with fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

christmas party 2016

Buildwas Village Hall - Ownership and management arrangements


Buildwas Village Hall owes its existence to generous donations and use of a memorial fund collected following both world wars.

The site was sold by the council to the five named Trustees on 16th August 1954 for £192.  The conveyance document sets out the management arrangements.  It is clear that Buildwas Village Hall was constituted as a charity from its outset.  Its aims were to provide

for the purposes of physical and mental training and recreational and social, moral and intellectual development through the medium of reading and recreation rooms, library, lectures, classes, recreations and entertainments or otherwise as might be found expedient…without distinction of sex, political, religious or other opinions”

The initial committee was named as:

John Mills, Parochial Church Council; Charles Brown, British legion; Mrs M Newill, Mother’s Union; Mrs E Wilcox, School Managers and included others co-opted from time-to-time by the Committee up to a maximum of 13.

The first Committee meeting took place in October 1954 and was expected to take place annually in that month, although the Conveyance allows for the Committee to make alternative arrangements as appropriate.

On 15th October 1954, the land was vested in The Official Trustee of Charity Lands by order of the Charity Commission.  The term ‘Official Trustee’ was changed to the ‘Official Custodian’ in 1961.


In 1989 we raised money and applied for grants that were used to repair, replace windows, insulate and re-clad from the original asbestos.  The work was carried out in 1990 and cost approximately £7,000.

In applying for the grant, I was asked to name the Trustees.  On enquiring, it transpired that all of the original Trustees were deceased.  We therefore arranged for the Parish Council to act as Trustees.  It turns out that this was unnecessary and ill-informed.

As I understand it now, there are 2 types of Trustees: Custodian Trustees and Charity Trustees.  The original trustees were Custodian Trustees, in relation to the land, and once the land had been vested in The Official trustee, their role was dissolved.

The Charity Trustees are the Management Committee and our role is to ensure that the charity is managed efficiently and meets its stated aims (as above).

When charity land is vested in The Official Custodian, the Deeds are usually kept by the Management Committee which retains all duties and responsibilities for maintenance, etc.  If the need to sell the land arises, The Official Custodian must be made a party to any conveyance, transfer, lease or other deed which concerns the disposal of it.  The advantages of using the Official Custodian are:

•the charity is saved the expense of making the new deeds required when its holding trustees change

•there is no risk that the charity land will remain vested in people who are no longer involved with the charity and who may be difficult to trace.


Peter Little, 26th April 2018.


Text-only version of this page  |  Edit this page  |  Manage website  |  Website design: