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Statement from the board of Trustees of Horndean Community Association

Statement from board of Trustees of Horndean Community Association
Horndean Community Association are cooperating with the police investigation and as such we cannot make comment on the incident that took place in the grounds of Merchistoun Hall in the early hours of Sunday 27th September 2015. The centre was closed over this weekend.
We would like to re-assure our users and visitors that Merchistoun Hall remains a safe and family friendly venue to visit.

Situations Vacant at Merchistoun Hall

Horndean Community Association is looking to appoint experienced staff to the following part time posts, Deadline for applications is 21st September 2015.

For more details see our Situations Vacant page.

Building Maintenance Person

  • To ensure the Community Association’s Grade 11 listed buildings are in good working order and maintained to a high standard


  • To maintain the Community Association’s grounds and public parkland ensuring they are safe for all visitors. This includes lawns and flower bed maintenance, pond maintenance and tree maintenance


  • To ensure the smooth running of the community centre building by providing porterage, room setting and cleaning services

Community Association Administrator

  • To maintain an efficient administration system for all aspects the organisation including finance

Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • To lead a volunteer programme including the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers.
  • Contract ends / to be reviewed September 2016



mhya Present The Wizard of Oz this Sunday!

mhya Present The Wizard of Oz this weekend! Sunday 23rd August 2015

With kind permission from Samuel French Ltd, London mhya will bring this classic story to life in their very own unique way!

Performance starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:40pm and tickets can be purchased on the evening. It’s £5 adults and £3 concessions. There will be an interval where you can purchase soft drinks and snacks as well as a raffle.


HATS presents, “Who Killed the Hotel Manager?”

‘Who Killed the Hotel Manager?’ by Chris Martin is a one-hour comedy mystery play. The piece is written in 3 Acts and there are gaps between each for the audience to discuss clues.

The play is set in the present at the Primrose Glade Hotel, (2 stars). Rex Wiltshire the manager has a shady past. He’s holed himself up in a quiet, discrete hotel miles away from the sea. The Primrose Glade Hotel is a pleasant enough place but attracts only a few customers… so how come Rex and his wife can spend so lavishly? Rex is hiding from someone, someone who wants revenge, someone who is going to shatter the calm of this pleasant seaside town! But who wants Rex dead?… It would appear that his past is about to catch up with him!!
Could it be…

  • Daphne Wiltshire, his overly glamorous wife?
  • June Fairweather, the willing, but clumsy, maid?
  • Fred Potter, the earthy, plain speaking cook?
  • Susan Ward, a curt, secretive guest at the hotel?
  • Charles, the reclusive second guest?
  • Or…Sid Whittle (aka Randy VanDriver), the lead singer with guest rock band ‘Cherokee’

Detective inspector Spence is once again called in to unravel another challenging and unsettling murder mystery… as are the audience!!

The performances will take place on Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th September 2015 in Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road, Horndean and start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning 023 9278 5800. See our website www.horndeanamdram.com