The Rifle Hall Trust is a registered charity looking for additional trustees to help guide the management and development of the hall.
Originally built as a theatre in 1792, the hall has had many uses over the centuries – including a period in ownership of The Suffolk Regiment. It was used as a drill hall by the volunteer battalion, giving rise to its name. It is a grade II listed building, noted for architectural and historical interest. Since 1930 the hall has been in use as the public hall for Halesworth, hosting a range of community groups and events as well as private hirers.
However, the hall has suffered from many years of under-investment. The board of trustees is working hard to improve the experience for current users, but a major renovation of the hall is also needed to bring it up to standard for a 21st century public hall. We are hoping to submit an application to The Lottery for funding for this.
The Rifle Hall is run entirely by volunteer trustees who meet monthly. We are seeking new trustees who can bring energy and enthusiasm to the cause of a vibrant and up-to-date public hall in Halesworth. We would particularly welcome people who bring experience/skills in relation to administration, fundraising or publicity. If you are interested in joining the board, or in finding out more, please contact Simon Weeks on 01986 784348.