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Fant Hall now known as Fant Community Hall is where Sharon runs all her classes from and has done from the day Sharon Kennard School of Dance was founded back in 2001.

 The hall was built in the early 60's and has served the local community in a number of ways.

 Sharon hired the hall from a Christian Fellowship but unfortunately in February 2008 they decided they were not going to renew their lease and therefore could mean the potential closure of the Dance School, Sharon decided to look in to the possibility of running the hall herself and contacted MBC (Maidstone Borough Council).

On the 1st April 2008 Sharon and her husband Darren took over the management of Fant Community Hall on behalf of MBC.

Unfortunately when the old tenants left they took everything with them leaving just a shell, Sharon and Darren had to try and replace everything virtually over night to keep the hall open to the community.

Just 17 months on they have managed to put the hall back into the community as it's now being hired out 7 day's a week by both regular hirers and private functions, something that has never been acheived before.

The Hall has regular users:

  • Sharon Kennard School of Dance
  • Busy Lizzy Nursery
  • Barmara (Barming Active Retirement Association
  • Sure Start Music Mayhem
  • Barming War Games

The hall is also being hired out for many other private events:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Anniversaries
  • Christenings
  • Quiz Nights
  • Boot Fairs
  • Auctions
  • Meetings
  • Etc...

If you would like to hire Fant Community Hall please use the CONTACT US page.

On the 6th February 2009 Sharon was informed that MBC wanted to close Fant Hall forever, both Sharon and her husband were shocked to hear this terrible news and fought tooth and nail to keep it, they got the backing from all ward councillors (Stephen Paine, Nick Schnell and Stephen Beerling) and at a cabinet meeting held on the 11th February it was decided Fant hall would remain open for another year to enable Sharon and Darren achieve charitable status on the property, therefore this would mean the opportunity to apply for grants and funding to maintain the property. If this is achived in the next year then Fant Community Hall will stay open!!!

This means Fant Community Hall needs to be hired out to the community for all sorts of events, unfortunately in previous years the hall wasn't hired out to it's full potential but Sharon and Darren are determined to turn this hall around and they hope with the help of the local community this will happen.

On the 25th September 09 it was confirmed the hall has charity status, but, it will take upto 4 weeks to get the charity number through, once this has arrived Sharon & Darren can then negotiate a lease with MBC.

Once the lease is in place Sharon & Darren are hoping to start on the works needed on the hall, Sharon say's "the first step is the hall floor, it's in a terrible state and desperately need's fixing or replacing, but, for this to happen the hall cannot be in use, therefore we have to do it in a School holiday"




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