Bookings and Contact details

We welcome enquiries for bookings from prospective user groups within Ticehurst and neighbouring villages. The hourly hire rate has been kept at £7 for the main hall and the youth centre. A special rate of £10 per hour if the kitchen is booked with the hall. For further details and viewing the premises please telephone our Caretaker, Mark Brooker, at the Village Hall - tel: 01580 200 253 or 01580 201 429

The Beatrice Drewe Trust AGM is on Wednesday May 25th from 8pm in Ticehurst Village Hall. All residents of Ticehurst are entitled to attend and would be very welcome. As with all AGMs there will be some formal business; reports from the Chairman and Treasurer and the election of four Trustees and an opportunity for members of the public to address any questions they may have concerning the Trust’s management of the Institute and the Recreation Ground over the past twelve months. After the formal part of the evening light refreshments will be served which everyone attending will be welcome to enjoy.

Officers and Committee Members
Jenni Reeves Chairman and TYPRP Ann Cook Hon. Treasurer
Sheila JemmettHon. Secretary Andrew Vidal Recreation Ground
Sheila Minet St. Mary’s Church Eileen Hook W.I.
Sally Atteridge Summer Star (Theatre Group) Lynn Brooker Village Club
Weekly Events Ticehurst Village Hall
am
pm
eve
Monday   17:00 Scouts 19:00 Zumba dancing
Tuesday Tots and Tinies Dog Training  
Wednesday   Tai Chi Summer Star Rehearsals
Thursday      
Friday Tai Chi 10:00 - 11:00 beginners    
Youth Centre
Daily - term time Montessori Pre-school in the Youth Club Annex  09:00 - 15:30
Weekly Events Ticehurst Village Club
am
pm
eve
       
Monday
  Ladies Darts (Winter Only)
      Snooker
Tuesdays Lunch Club   11:00 - 15:00
 
  Line Dancing    
Wednesday     Quiz each fortnight   20:00
Thursday Art class   10:00 - 14:00  
      Men's Darts (Winter Only)
Friday     Bingo  20:00 start
Saturday     Entertainment when advertised
Sunday     Bingo
Monthly Events - Hall and Club
1st Tues (Not August) 19:30 Parish Council (Village Hall)
1st Wed 10:00 - 12:00 Wadhurst Probus Club (Club Lounge)
3rd Tues 19:30 Ticehurst Women's Institute (Village Hall)
3rd Tues 19:30 British Legion (Youth Centre)
3rd Thursday 14:00 Good Companions (Club Lounge)
1st Wed 19:30 Ticehurst Gardeners' Association (Village Hall)
1st Saturday 20:00 Quiz Night (Club Lounge)
Useful contact numbers
Ticehurst Village Hall Caretaker Mark Brooker Hall:      01580 200 253
Home:  01580 201 429
Beatrice Drewe Trust (Secretary)Sheila Jemmett
01580 200 647
Tots & TiniesMelanie Whale
01580 201 969
Art ClassAndrew Vidal
01580 201 458
Theatre GroupSally Atteridge
01580 200 950
Gardeners’ Assoc.Sheila Jemmett
01580 200 647
W.I.Eileen Hook
01580 200 467
Tai Chi Andy Leach
01580 201 850
British Legion Bruce Mackenzie
01580 879 337
Good CompanionsYvonne Orpin
01580 879 376
Montessori PrincipalBriony Russell
01892 783 543

History
The Beatrice Drewe Trust is a Charity which owns and manages the Ticehurst Village Hail and Recreation Ground. The land was owned by Mr. Campbell Newington and the Village Hall was built in 1901 and designed by the famous architect, Sir Aston Webb. Upon his death in 1929, the property passed to his only child, Beatrice Drewe. In 1932 she set up a Charitable Trust bearing her name. It was endowed with sufficient funds to meet the running expenses of that time. Trustees were appointed and the Institute and Recreation Ground served the inhabitants of the Parish of Ticehurst and its ecclesiastical boundaries which include Stonegate and Flimwell.
In 1970 it was decided to hand the Trust over to the Parish Council, who agreed to act as Corporate Trustee of the original endowment in conjunction with the Charity Commission.
A new Constitution was adopted in May 2005 and a Management Trust was created. Ticehurst Parish Council remained the Custodian Trustee but the Management Trustees were responsible for the running of the Charity. The Committee consists of four elected members and six appointed members from user organisations.
Present Day
The property is mainly maintained from its letting income and also benefits from grants allocated from Parish Council funds. Recreational facilities have been improved with the help of Ticehurst Young Peoples Recreation Project which raised some £60,000 towards the multi-court and skate area. We do not have a Youth Club in Ticehurst and grants earmarked for this purpose are used to contribute towards youth facilities in the recreation ground. Junior football practice is organised on Saturday mornings on the Recreation Ground.
In 2010, the Parish Council registered public land in the Parish with the Land Registry. This means that Ticehurst Parish Council regains certain rights of "permitted development" on the Recreation Ground. Working together with the Trustees we hope to provide new play facilities for all ages.
The latest accounts and report can be found on the Charity Commission website: Charity Number 305314.
New Caretaker
Last July, we suffered the great loss of our popular caretaker, Tom Semple. Tom died very suddenly when he was in the middle of a new project carpeting the village club bar and the snooker room. Tom was always full of ideas for improving the premises and was an inspiration to the Beatrice Drewe Management team. Tom's was a difficult act to follow, but we are very lucky to have found Mark Brooker and his wife Lynn (a life long resident of Ticehurst) and we look forward to achieving more successes in the future.
Finally
We have to congratulate some young residents of Ticehurst who pitched their plan for youth facilities in Ticehurst before a youth "dragons den" in Bexhill. They have recently learned that they were awarded £12.500 grant from the Youth Development Service.
Dated 1st December, 2010 this purpose are used to contribute towards youth facilities in the recreation ground. Junior football practice is organised on Saturday mornings on the Recreation Ground.
In 2010, the Parish Council registered public land in the Parish with the Land Registry. This means that Ticehurst Parish Council regains certain rights of "permitted development" on the Recreation Ground. Working together with the Trustees we hope to provide new play facilities for all ages.
The latest accounts and report can be found on the Charity Commission website:
k Charity Number 305314.
New Caretaker
Last July, we suffered the great loss of our popular caretaker, Tom Semple. Tom died very suddenly when he was in the middle of a new project carpeting the village club bar and the snooker room. Tom was always full of ideas for improving the premises and was an inspiration to the Beatrice Drewe Management team. Tom's was a difficult act to follow, but we are very lucky to have found Mark Brooker and his wife Lynn (a life long resident of Ticehurst) and we look forward to achieving more successes in the future.
Finally
We have to congratulate some young residents of Ticehurst who pitched their plan for youth facilities in Ticehurst before a youth "dragons den" in Bexhill. They have recently learned that they were awarded £12.500 grant from the Youth Development Service.
Dated 1st December, 2010