Parish Events

About Community Activities in West Hatch

The Village Hall (WHVH) Committee and the Parish Council (WHPC) realise that only a small proportion of the parishioners know of the activities of our two organizations. We would like to keep everyone informed and would like to see more participation in the village’s activities.

Although we have a fair number of email addresses, we would like to extend the email circulars to all our parishioners. So, if you do not receive our emails and would like to have them, please send your email address to:   and we’ll include you on WHVH and WHPC circulars.

If you don’t have email access and would still like to receive local information, let us know and we will attempt to deliver directly to your door.

Notices of activities of both West Hatch organizations are published on the three village notice boards, on the parish website  and in the Parish Magazine.

The Parish Magazine details all church activities at St Andrews and in nearby parishes ( also see website )

If you don’t receive the Parish Mag (£6 for 12 monthly magazines) and would like to start, contact Jill Macleod, 01823442698.

Some West Hatch Organisations and Contact Details

West Hatch Parish Council
Clerk:- Gillian Midworth

West Hatch Village Hall Committee
Chairman – David Lodge [ tel: 01823-481323 ]
Secretary – Peter Baverstock  [ ]
Treasurer – Mike Coleman [ ]
Hall bookings – Andrea Coleman [ ]
Publicity – John Eyers [ tel: 01823 480067 ]

St. Andrews Church
Churchwarden – Marion Kerr;
Churchwarden – Vera Cottey-Williams; 01823 480855
Church Services – 2nd and 3rd Sunday am.
Sunday Gang for kids on 3 rd Sunday; dates & times in the Parish Mag or from Church Wardens

Farmers Arms
For events etc, check
We may circulate occasional Farmers Arms notices by email if you requested

Events arranged and planned for 2019/2020

(All events are in the Village Hall unless otherwise stated.)

Saturday 31 st August, 12.00pm
The Summer Barbecue 2019 at Wayside in Lower West Hatch by kind invitation to the garden of Dougall and Angela Clark.
Our most popular event of the year!
In addition to the BBQ itself, there will be games, music and other attractions.
It is a BYO drink event. EIO for adults, less or free for children.
Come and enjoy the fun in the company of other villagers.
Tell David Lodge you’re coming please. (see contact details above)

Tuesday 24th September, 7.30pm
West Hatch Parish Council meeting.

Come and see what see what’s happening and have your say. The agenda will be available at least a week before the meeting.
There is always a Parishioners’ Forum item.

Saturday 5 th October, 11.00am
Autumn Morning Walk in Thurlbear Wood with David Northcote-Wright, Reserve Manager of our own SSSI and wildlife expert.
Numbers are limited; Details from or 01823-480067.

Sunday 6th October, 3.00pmSt Andrews Harvest Festival followed by a ‘bring-and-share’ tea in the Hall, Gifts of flowers, fruit and vegetables welcome;
Details from Vera Cottey-Williams

Friday 18th October, 7.00pm
Quiz night starts with a break for chilli con carne
Very much a social evening (no professional quiz teams!) with a local quiz master !! Always been great fun!

Saturday 23rd November, 7.00pm
Talk on Water Voles by the broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.
Doors open at 7.00 pm for drinks and nibbles before the talk at 8pm.
This should be a most interesting talk from another real wildlife expert.

On a Sunday in December tba!
After the Christingle service in St. Andrews, we’ll have a Village Get-together for seasonal nibbles, a glass of punch or wine or whatever.
Always an enjoyable day to get you into the Christmas spirit with lots of youngsters from Thurlbear school, etc.

Also, in the Planning Stages
– A morning making Christmas decorations, probably on a Saturday in December.
– A Music Evening in February 2020, possibly 28th. One of our local musicians, Chris Luck and friends will ask you to join in a musical evening – mostly folk, country, pop, jazz a very popular event last year when “On Ilkla Moor baht ‘at” almost brought the roof in !!!

There will be more to come! Your village organisations are trying hard to develop our community spirit.
Please join in and be part of our lovely village of West Hatch.
Volunteers and new ideas always welcome.
Do let us know of other WH village events open to WH villagers that you’d like us to include in our circulars.