The Parish Hall was opened in 1924 for the benefit of the inhabitants of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva and has served them well for nearly 100 years. Now, however, it is in need of a thorough upgrade so that it can continue to fulfil its intended aim of providing “an assembly place for the purpose of recreation and social intercourse, promoting good fellowship and destroying any feeling of isolation in life”.

Working with local architect, Roger Balmer, the Trustees have produced an outline plan to update the hall whilst retaining its charming atmosphere. Amongst other ideas, the plan includes modernising the toilets and providing disabled facilities, upgrading the kitchen and improving insulation. We now have a first draft of the proposed changes pictured below. These designs are still in the process of development. Please get in touch with your comments. A large print out of the plans is being hung in the hall and will be available for viewing at film shows and other events.

Proposed upgrade of the Thornhams Parish Hall. Click on image for large zoomable PDF version.

In order to succeed in this project we need the support of the residents of The Thornhams and other users of the hall. We want to know what you, the residents of the Thornhams and surrounding parishes, would like from your hall, and you would really assist us if you could help shape its future by completing our survey. You can do this on-line here or if you have received a paper survey please place it in the letter box at the parish hall.

Also please contact us if you can help in any way – you can put your details on the survey or telephone me on 01379 672987.

Richard Jannaway for Thornham Parish Hall Trustees