Welcome to the website of the new Platt Memorial Hall which was officially opened on 3 September 2016 and available for a variety of uses for the local community and also those further afield.
The new building replaces the old Platt Memorial Hall which was built in 1922 and stood on the corner of the Maidstone Road and Long Mill Lane. To find out more information about this building, or the history of the war memorial and the names commemorated on the bronze tablets, please choose the ‘war memorial’ link in the menu above.
Both the committee room and the main hall are available for hire for private and commercial use. There are also a number of regular activities held at the Hall throughout the week, details of which will be added to the website in due course. If your enquiry is related to making a booking, or an existing reservation, please contact email@example.com otherwise, please use the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Fool's Day It was a lovely sunny day, and plenty of folk turned out for this morning's working party. Our task today was to sow the grass seed. A few days beforehand, William Pierce's son-in-law Jason had very [...]
April 2017 If you have been to our new hall recently you may have noticed that a lot of work has been taking place to the external landscaping and garden areas and that the rewards are starting to show, with [...]
Saturday 11th March I had been given the go-ahead to go shopping for plants for the new Memorial Hall garden and there is nothing that I like better. Within a few days my garden was filling up with lots [...]
The Platt War Memorial
The impact of the Great War on Platt was immense as almost 50 families lost loved ones and accounted for about 25% of all the men from the parish who saw overseas service.
After the war it was felt that a memorial to those who had died should be erected in the parish, and following a number of public meetings it was decided that the structure should be incorporated into a village hall that would serve as a focal point for community activities. A local landowner donated a parcel of land with funding to build the hall eventually raised through public donations. The first Platt War Memorial Hall was officially opened on 18 November 1922 and has its own dedicated website. The war memorial was relocated brick-by-brick from the old structure to the new building in 2016, and also features a new bronze plaque of names for individuals who were not included on the original tablets.
The basic hire charges for use of the hall are set out below, however for more detailed information about additional facilities and commercial hire charges please visit the dedicated page using the following link.