Swains Field, Woolaston GL15 6SU
The Playing Field has a soccer pitch on part of it during the season. Team (and separate ref's) changing rooms and showers are attached to the hall.
There is a children's playground next to the Hall.
The Hall is well equipped with tables, chairs, the usual cooking and catering facilities that you would expect of a community venue.
A sound system has been added in 2018, to enable users to play their own music from iPads, phones and other digital devices. We also have a digital projector and screen, so laptops and other devices can be projected even in daylight.
Recently added - WI-FI
(Password is on the noticeboard)
The Memorial Hall is in the centre of Woolaston and easily accessed from A48. The outside windows of the Hall's public rooms look out over playing fields to woodland.
A splendid venue for special occasions, or a pleasant place to reserve for parties, promotions, and study courses. Built to the most recent standards for public use, the Hall has seating for 110 people although there is a sound proofed folding wall divider which can facilitate two separate meetings at the same time.
There are a well equipped kitchen and toilet facilities which include access for any disabled users and baby changing facilities. The building has oil fired under-floor heating throughout,
The Phone Box
The phone box is also owned by the hall and provides a useful village amenity (book & toy exchange) and which is dressed up for special occasions.
We hold a number of fund raising events throughout the year. Notably the Carnival on the last Saturday in June, and the well established Unity Lottery, where 50% of the stake money comes back to the hall. Click on the unity link to find out more about how you can help the hall - even if you live abroad!
The playground is a well used part of the hall facilities and is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. It is inspected annually by ROSPA and there is a continuing program of maintenance of the ground, fences and equipment.
We are currently looking at the cost of installing a slide to complete the set of equipment.
In the far corner of the playing field (near the foot path to The Swan) is the community orchard.
Planted around 2010, the trees are maturing nicely and bearing fruit which is available for everyone to pick and enjoy. There are many varieties including plums, apples and pears, cherries and medlars, walnuts and chestnuts. There is even a quince tree.
The sign shows what each tree is and was illustrated by the children of the school. The solid wooden seats suddenly appeared - we still have no idea who made them or how they got there. But we are grateful!