Please note that Wath Hall Limited (Charity no.1168736) was recommended to manage Wath Hall by RMBC
on 17th September 2018. In view of this decision this website will be updated shortly.
Thank you for your interest and support.
A potted history
In 2015, a social enterprise called Wath Hall Ltd. (charity no 1168736) was set up to save Wath Town Hall for community use.
The Town Hall has been a council owned property for over 100 years, firstly as the Town Hall for Wath Urban District Council and latterly as a branch office for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. In 2015, Rotherham MBC decided that they have no further use for the hall and so its future became uncertain.
Wath Hall Ltd is a group of local people who are working to secure the future of Wath Hall as a community asset.
In September 2015, agreement was reached with Rotherham MBC, in principle, to allow Wath Hall Ltd 12 months to build a viable long-term sustainable future for Wath Hall.
Since then the ground floor has been redecorated and minor building works have been undertaken to secure the integrity of the building. There has been a significant start into researching the history and story of the Wath Hall. The Hall is now ready for use by the community pending go-ahead from Rotherham Council and some minor changes to the lease.
The future uses of the hall are evolving including:
- A local heritage centre/museum
- A credit union contact
- A branch office for the Citizens Advice Bureau
- A cafe
- Art studios
- Creative spaces for exhibiting
- Office and business start up spaces
The intention is to turn the Hall into a focal point for the community and a core part of the cultural centre of Wath.
Wath Hall Ltd is now looking to raise funds to make the vision happen and is looking for volunteers to come together to develop this invaluable future community asset.
Click on the links for volunteering opportunities, fundraising or donations, to look into the history of the hall and find out more about what is happening now.