Aughton Village Hall officially opened its doors on Saturday, November 13th, 1971 and ever since it has been providing a central location for the whole community of Aughton.
Aughton Village Hall is a registered charitable organisation (Charity Number: 521012), managed by a voluntary Committee (Aughton Village Hall Management Committee) and is not supported by any public money. The committee manages the running of the hall but employs a caretaker, booking clerk, bar team and cleaners.
The accounts of the Village Hall Committee1 are logged with the Charities Commission.
The hall hosts a number of weekly and monthly meeting, classes and groups as well as special events and concerts for the people of Aughton. Details can be found on our regular timetable and our events page events
The functions suites are also available for hire during the week and at weekends subject to availability. The two functions suites Acorn suite and Oakleaf suite have chairs, tables and fitted kitchens with a bar and stage also available in the Oakleaf suite.
Aughton Village Hall holds a performance licence, PRS music licence and is a licensed premise for the sale of alcohol.
Aughton Village Hall is a member of the Lancashire Association of Village & Community Halls which represents and supports village and community halls all over Lancashire.
Aughton Village Hall is located in the Town Green area within the heart of the Aughton Parish in West Lancashire.
The Village Hall is located next to the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Fields, Town Green Tennis club, Town Green Bowls club and the Aughton Cricket Club. See the our About Aughton page for more information.
1)Each accounting year ends on the 30th of September.
In the late 1960’s, as Aughton was fast developing as a commuter belt for Liverpool, a local landowner gave the fields at the junction of Winifred Lane and Bold Lane to the West Lancashire Rural District Council for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Aughton. Over the following few years the land was allocated to what is now the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Fields and the Aughton Village Hall and Gardens The Village Hall was built with support from grants, loans and money raised by the Public, and was opened by councillor Don Burns in 1971. The embroidered tablecloth worked by Mrs King and now framed and mounted on the back of the Oakleaf Suite, contains the signatures of all the people involved in the fund raising. The Acorn suite or Annexe was developed 10 years later and was built to cater for the needs of a youth group.
On the 13th of November 2011 Aughton Village Hall celebrated its 40th anniversary and its continuous service to the people of Aughton. The faces at the hall may have changed but the hall is still very busy providing the much needed meeting space that was desired by the people who worked together to create it.
Read about the 40th year of Aughton Village Hall in the Ormskirk Advertiser
Aughton is a parish within the West Lancashire District of Lancashire.
Aughton itself is an extensive agricultural and residential parish, adjoining the south & south-west sides of Ormskirk town.
Aughton is one of the most attractive residential districts in the area with pleasant tree-lined roads. It is well served by shops, schools, boasts three churches with two bell towers and the parish has won county awards for its well-kept village, village hall and parks and playing fields over the years.
Adjacent to Aughton Village Hall and located just off Winifred Lane are the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Fields which contains the Town Green Tennis club, Town Green Bowls club and the Aughton Cricket Club.
The Liverpool to Ormskirk branch of the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network runs through the parish with two stations, Town Green and Aughton Park, providing a vital link between Ormskirk and Liverpool with connections to other destinations. Aughton has two buses an hour and is bisected by the A59 trunk road which runs between Liverpool and Preston.
The parish’s two most interesting buildings (other than the village hall itself of course) are St Michael’s Parish Church and Christ Church Aughton. St Michael’s Parish Church was built in the 14th century and still has remains dating back to the 12th and 13th century. It is a small church with a slendre spire with an octagonal upper storey. Christ Church Aughton is a much larger church located prominently on top of Holborn Hill, next to the A59 halfway between Liverpool and Preston, it has a distinctive tower and is the highest point in West Lancashire, visible for miles around.
Aughton as a community recently developed a Parish Plan and identified how it should move forward over the next few years. The parish plan has led to the creation of Aughton Communities Together. The group itself holds meetings, walks and looks at representing groups within Aughton.