Kingston Reading Room
| Registered Charity No. 300882
Andy Summer-Nutting, Chairman.
Pauline Deschamps, Secretary.
Alan Coleman-Smith, TreasurerKingston’s Reading Room is our village hall. Originally three almshouses, it was bought by the then newly established Reading Room Trust for £30 on Feb.10th 1912. Its purpose has changed little over a century of active use. The building is owned by the Parish Council, acting as a holding trustee for the Registered Charity. It is managed by the Reading Room Management Committee, made up of representatives of all the Reading Room user groups and other individuals whose skills are much valued. (Is your Club or Soc. represented on the RR Management Committee? If not why not?)
The Committee meets at least four times a year including the Annual General Meeting.
The Annual Grand Draw, held in conjunction with Kingston’s Annual Fun Day, is one of the main fundraisers for the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the Reading Room. The Reading Room is well used by village clubs and organisations and the wider community for private functions and family celebrations etc. A new heating system was installed in spring 2015. Our thanks to DCC’s ‘Invest in Devon’ for grants toward this work.
The 200 Club is a ticketed lottery that shares the ticket sales equally between the Reading Room and the monthly prize draws. The Rules are here.
To book the Reading Room for an event look under ‘Community Amenities”.