About Lyng & District Community Hall (Lyng Village Hall)

A new village hall for April 2019 serving Lyng and the surrounding communities

The Objects of our Charity...

Our Aims

Our mission is to create a welcoming, inclusive hub for an active, healthy community:

  • enhance the recreational and social needs of our community

  • promote health and well being

  • provide activities to improve interaction and integration between all age, social and interest groups

  • benefit individual groups with specifically focused activities

  • draw together all sections of our community leading to fewer people experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness

  • provide a functioning centre for our own community which is easily accessible

To provide a welcoming and active hub for our community, with the means to achieve a healthy and well-integrated community, considerably reducing loneliness and isolation and forging a stronger bond between all age, social and interest groups through shared activities and social interaction at Lyng & District Community Hall.

We are a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) with a Trust Deed and a Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Chair: Mr Alan Chapman
Mr Andrew Blencowe

Mrs Isobel Salmon

Mr John Mason, Treasurer
Mrs Simone Payne
Mr Scott Forster
Mrs Alyson Booth

Secretary: Marilyn Mason

Support Team:

Hall Manager:  Steve Davis
: Anne Moseley
Publicity:  Jenna Youngs
Housekeeper:  Sheila Mant

Caretaker Team:

Keith LaRoche
Keith Meader

"The object of the CIO is the provision and maintenance of a non-sectarian and non-political village and community hall for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parishes of Lyng and adjoining parishes in the County of Norfolk.


Without distinction of religious beliefs or political opinions, including for meetings, lectures and classes, and other forms of recreation and leisure occupation, reading, social intercourse and physical training."

Trustees and Management

History of the Project

1951 saw the conveyance of land from the Sayer family.  In 1953 the original building was built and used as a village hall and ex-servicemen's club for Lyng and nearby Sparham, and was registered as a charity in 1966.  


By the 1990's the hall was becoming tired and a team of volunteers started fundraising for a new hall.  In 2011 a full structural survey report revealed the building was not fit for purpose, and so a new project team of dedicated volunteers started work on getting Lyng a new village hall.

On 13th June 2017 we were incredibly pleased and proud to announce that our application to the National Lottery Community Fund was successful and our community was awarded a grant of £744,516 to build a new village hall.

After a couple of failed attempts at Stage 1 to apply for funding from the National Lottery Community Fund in 2013 and 2014, a third application was successfully accepted at Stage 1 in November 2015.

The original team of volunteers that started fundraising for a new hall raised over £40,000

In 2017 we received a grant
of £744,526 from the Big Lottery Fund

The Community Fund plaque
at the new hall


Buy-a-Brick Appeal

PDF Form for Corporate Bricks

We have raised over £6,200 with our community Buy-a-Brick Appeal.  A fantastic opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to make a donation and have an etched brick mounted on the outside of the hall 

There's still time to get your brick, printable forms available here...

PDF Form for

£25 for Etched Bricks

Once completed return your form to 'Lyng Stores & Tea Room' or post to:

Lyng Village Hall, Richmond Place, Lyng NR9 5RF

Thank you to our Funders

A sincere thank you goes out to all the people and businesses that have supported, volunteered and donated to our new village hall project.  

The following have given capital grants and donations towards the project costs, and equipment:

  • National Lottery Community Fund

  • Breckland Council

  • The Garfield Weston Foundation

  • The Geoffrey Watling Charity

  • The Snelling Charitable Trust

  • The Lind Trust

  • The Paul Bassham Charitable Trust

  • The Foyle Foundation

  • Lyng Stores Ltd

  • Lyng Activities Group (LAG)

  • Norfolk Provincial Freemasons, Royal George Chapter 52

  • Sport England

  • Norwich Office Supplies

  • Chapel Doors Ltd

We have also had great support from many people and businesses through our Buy-a-Brick appeal raising over £5,500:

  • Howdens Joinery, Dereham

  • Draper & Nichols Ltd

  • Manor Adventure – Norfolk Lakes, Lyng

  • MJY Patterns, Lyng

  • Lyng Stores & Tea Room

  • MPH Ltd

  • Norfolk Recycling Ltd

  • Mattishall Pharmacy

  • Norwich Viking Motor Cycle Club

  • Enviro Timber Engineering

  • Wensum Valley Nursery School, Lyng

  • Friends of Lyng School (FOLS)

  • Lyng History Group

  • Wensum Valley Hand Bell Ringers, Lyng

  • Women’s Friendly Hour, Lyng

  • St. Margaret's Church, Lyng

  • Bird Seed Sales, Lyng
    ...and to all the individuals and families that have donated too!


The whole project was completed with much help from the professional services of:

  • Draper & Nichols Ltd

  • Charles Emberson Architect

  • MPH Ltd

  • Andrew Morton Associates

  • Norwich Office Supplies

  • Britannia Blinds


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