Following government restrictions on the use of village halls, The Reading Room is closed for general use until further notice. The Parish Council will continually review the guidelines and when it is safe to do so we will reopen.
This closure does not apply to the village post office which will be open very Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am until 10am. Social distancing guidelines will be in force and sanitising equipment is available in The Reading Room during these times.
The Reading Room in Avon Dassett is owned and managed by Avon Dassett Parish Council. It was given to the village as a gift from Thomas Perry, the owner of Bitham Hall in 1898.
Bookings can be made:
through Trevor Gill 07775762927
by sending us an email via our How You Comminucate With Us page
or by sending us an email direct to our clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The scale of hire charges was reviewed in June 2019 and is available below.
Please read the Health and Safety folder which contains information on the building and what to do in an emergency. The folder can be found on the shelf by the fireplace.
Before you Leave
Please ensure the room is left in a tidy state. Brushes and a dust pan and brush are kept by the sink in the toilet.
Please take all your rubbish away with you – there are no refuse collections from the Reading Room.
Please ensure all lights and heaters are turned off and windows are closed.
Please can you note that as a cost cutting measure the Council will no longer be paying for refuse collections from the wheelie bins outside the Reading Room.
Can you therefore take all waste material away from the Reading Room for disposal elsewhere.
We appreciate your co-operation in this request.
Clerk to Avon Dassett Parish Council
Trevor Gill – 07775 762927
Avon Dassett Parish Council Reading Room Bookings
Avon Dassett Parish Council
The Reading Room
If you wish to contact us you can do so by:
Email: For our clerk:
or for our Chair
Phone to our clerk - Helen Hide-Wright:
Our clerk is a part time role and it is possible that she might not be always available to receive telephone calls. However, if she is not available please leave her a message and she will deal with it as soon as possible.
Or use our