It was only in the last 30 years that Ruishton has had a village hall, before then, the old school or pub was used for meetings.
The hall was built in 1979, at a cost of £36000, on land leased from the Parish Council. In those days the village had to find 25% of the cost, 75% was from grants from Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council. There was no meeting place in the village once the old school had closed, and all entertainment had to be outside of the village.
So planning the hall was difficult not knowing how the hall would be used, but things began to take off, and it was soon realised that we lacked space, and in 1985 an extension was built on land towards the playing field, giving us the committee room, changing room and storage upstairs. The car park was surfaced with tarmac in 1991. The most recent improvement was in 1997 when the new toilets and store room were built and the kitchen refurbished.
The Ruishton Village Hall Newsletter is printed and delivered to each house in the parish, it has the 100 club results, gives dates and times for village hall events, includes adverts for local businesses and a summary update on what the parish council have been doing on our behalf.
The latest newsletter is always on the front page of the website.