The Village Hall is situated on the eastern slopes of May Hill in the centre of May Hill village, which is a quiet area amongst a small rural community. It lies between Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye just off the A40 about two miles to the west of Huntley. The hall is a NO SMOKING building.
The hall was constructed of local Forest stone in 1923 and subsequently donated to the community by a local landowner. At the same time it became a registered Charity. In 2006/07 over £210,000 was spent in adding a new extension at the rear and upgrading all the facilities. The car park has also been enlarged.
Regular User Groups
May Hill Players Whist Table Tennis
Line Dancing Country Dancing W.I.
Available for Private Functions and Group Overnight Accommodation
The village hall is available for hire twentyfour hours a day and seven days a week. It is ideal for wedding receptions with seating, crockery and glassware to accommodate up to 100 people. There is off-road parking for up to 50 cars.
It offers full theatrical facilities with a hearing loop and new sound system.
The village hall is also available for hire to provide low cost overnight group accommodation for Brownie Pack holidays and other groups visiting the Forest of Dean area.
Local Interests and Activities
Newent with its Elizabethan Market House and black and white timbered buildings, the smallest town in England, is less than 5 miles away to the north. The renowned Falconry Centre is nearby.
Less than a half hour walk and accessed via part of the Gloucestershire Way trail is the summit of May Hill which is some 971 feet high, its pine trees creating a landmark which can be seen from many miles away. On a clear day there are magnificent views encompassing ten counties, the Black Mountains, the River Severn, the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills to name but a few. There are many other public footpaths through the woodlands and fields within the vicinity of the village hall.
Opposite the village hall is a lovely small C of E church and a few hundred yards away is the Methodist chapel, again with its own individual character.
Both Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye have indoor public swimming pools and canoeing facilities are available on the River Wye at Symonds Yat at the western edge of the Forest of Dean.
The Forest itself has diverse activities and interests for the visitor - including Clearwell Caves, Go Ape, the forest Sculpture Trail, Puzzlewood and cycle paths.
May Hill is a historic site and a booklet is available giving a short history of the locality.