The Reading Room (Registered Charity No. 300882)
The Reading Room was ‘founded by Conveyance on 10 February 1912’. It was converted from almshouses to provide facilities for the education of parishioners. Later it was extended to provide a kitchen, WCs and downstairs rooms and facilities and became the focus for community activity generally. It now acts as the village hall and a centre for community groups, as well as providing and venue for a range of social activities, including hire by parishioners and others. The regular Tuesday Morning Market is also held in the Reading Room.There is ramp access, a disabled toilet and a hearing loop, full details are given in this summary Access Statement.
The Reading Room is a village facility for all to use, subject to booking conditions being met.
Kingston Reading Room
Kitchen facilities and good access.
£6.50 per hour for a minimum of 2 hours or £25 for 4 hours
Childrens Party – 4 hours Afternoon Hire – now only £10
Downstairs mini meeting room £5 per session
All enquiries to:
Judy Wurr Bookings Secretary 01548 810065
The Reading Room was registered as a Charity on 30 January 1940. The building is owned by the Parish Council, who act as a holding or custodian trustee. Its day to day management is carried out by the Management Committee, which meets a minimum of four times a year including the Annual General Meeting. The Committee is made up of representatives of all the village user groups (see Clubs/Societies page). As well as overseeing the general maintenance of the building, the Committee raises funds. The main fundraising event is now the Grand Draw which is run in conjunction with Kingston Fun Day in August.