History

Great Denham Parish Council recognised the parish needed to have a focal point for activities within the community and the idea of the Community Hall was born. Since 2007, Great Denham was formally recognised as a Parish, an original 249 houses, gradually being increased to approximately 1300 houses in 2016, the development project will end in the next 2/3 years with 1750 houses and an estimated population of 3,500. In 2011 a consultation for the Community Hall commenced and it was decided the Community Hall would be able to host a diverse range of activities and sessions for the needs of the population of Great Denham and surrounding areas.

Although a relatively new community, the location of the parish of Great Denham has a long and interesting history. Situated in a loop created by the Great River Ouse, archaeological evidence indicates human activity and settlement during the new Stone Age period, some 5,000 years ago. Coins, pottery and other implements found in the area equally confirm a Roman and Saxon presence in the middle of the last millennium. Prized amongst all the archaeological finds was a burial place of a 5,000 year old Bronze Age archer. In the grave with the archer was a near perfect ceramic striking plate (worn on the wrist to protect against damage caused by the bow string). To find out more, please see the Parish Council website; www.greatdenham.bedsparishes.gov.uk

Great Denham Community Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

The Community Hall CIO is a registered charity established in April 2016, charity number 1166224. It is run by a committee of up to 14 trustees volunteering their time to give the community a facility to support the needs of the parish. The Trustees oversee the running of the Community Hall. They must ensure that they always act for the good of the charity and that in doing so they comply with the terms of the governing document and any legislation. The Management Committee of the Community Hall comprises representatives from within the parish and from all different backgrounds. Trustees are responsible for maintaining the financial stability of the charity. They must ensure that accurate records are maintained and that they comply with all legal accounting requirements.

Charity Objectives

The objects of the CIO are to establish and run a village hall and to promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Great Denham (“area of benefit”) without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, race or political, religious or other opinions the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants..”

Privacy Policy

When you contact us
The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored to enable us to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities and services. Your personal information will be not shared or provided to any other third party.


The Community Halls Right to Process Information
General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (e)
Processing is with consent of the data subject or
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation 


Information Security
Great Denham Community Hall has a duty to ensure the security of personal data. We make sure that your information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and appropriate policies. Copies of these policies can be requested.
We will only keep your data for the purpose it was collected for and only for as long as is necessary. After which it will be deleted. (You many request the deletion of your data held by Great Denham Community Hall at any time). 


Children
We will not process any data relating to a child (under 13) without the express parental/ guardian consent of the child concerned. 


Access to Information
You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting our Data Information Officer: TBC on bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk

Information Correction
If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you may contact us so that we can update it and keep your data accurate. Please contact: TBC on bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk to request this.


Information Deletion
If you wish Great Denham Community Hall to delete the information about you please contact: TBC on bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk to request this.


Right to Object
If you believe that your data is not being processed for the purpose it has been collected for, you may object: Please contact TBC on bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk to object.


Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling
Great Denham Community Hall does not use any form of automated decision making or the profiling of individual personal data.


Complaints
If you have a complaint regarding the way your personal data has been processed you may make a complaint to Data Protection Officer: (TBC on bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk) and the Information Commissioners Office casework@ico.org.uk Tel: 0303 123 1113


Summary: In accordance with the law, Great Denham Community Hall only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for correspondence, information and service provision Great Denham Community Hall do not use profiling, we do not sell or pass your data to third parties. Great Denham Community Hall has a legitimate interest to process data from emails, as the business of the hall is to hire out the venue to enquirers. Great Denham Community Hall do not use your data for purposes other than those specified. Great Denham Community Hall make sure your data is stored securely. Great Denham Community Hall delete all information deemed to be no longer necessary. Great Denham Community Hall constantly review our Privacy Policies to keep it up to date in protecting your data. (You can request a copy of our policies at any time).

Meet the Team

We have a team of volunteers who all offer individual skill sets to help develop the hall for not only the community but as a business too. If you are interested in being a trustee for the hall please email bookings@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk

The day to day running of the hall is led by our Centre Manager. If you are interested in joining the team please email manager@greatdenhamcommunityhall.co.uk