Barn RFPurley on Thames is fortunate to have as a community centre a beautifully converted ancient barn.  It can be viewed and booked on this site under the clicking on ‘The Barn’ on the top menu bar.

The Barn is managed by the Amenities Officer, reporting to the Barn Management Committee, and the committee is charged with making all the policy and financial decisions involved with the use of the Barn.

In detail, the committee’s remit is:

  • Liaison with, and guidance to the Amenities Officer;
  • Bookings process, terms & conditions of hire,  and setting of hire fees;
  • Care and maintenance of the barn structure,  storage, equipment and plant;
  • Risk Assessment,  Health & Safety policy and compliance
  • Promoting the Barn as a community facility.

The committee meets three times per year, in order to make all the important decisions relating to the management of the Barn.  Staff and Councillors work throughout the year in between the meetings to ensure that the decisions are implemented.

The Councillors on the committee are:

Pam Beddoes  (Chairman)
John Chapman
Stuart Chester
Christine Collier
Rick Farrow
Rick Jones

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council are ex-officio members of the Barn Committee and have full voting rights.

The Amenities Manager (Barn Management) is a non-voting co-opted member of the committee and attends meetings.

Residents who wish to enquire about the Barn should contact the Amenities Officer. Contact and booking details are contained in the main Barn item on this site,  under Amenities – Community Halls – The Barn.

Note: There is a 2 metre vehicular height restrictor in place at the Goosecroft – higher vehicle access can be arranged if necessary via the Parish Office on either 0118 9844507 or 07917 453187 between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday and in an emergency only outside these times.  Please contact us well in advance of your need for access.