Morton Hall Community Centre is the largest venue based on the eastern side of Macclesfield, Cheshire, run by Volunteers on a non-profit basis. We aim to keep the Hall open and in good repair, upgrading our facilities when funds permit, for all to use.
The Main Hall has a capacity of 200 and can accommodate up to 100 people with tables and chairs. It is available for hire by the community and voluntary groups. Facilities include the Main Hall which is a large hall with stage, sprung dance floor, acoustic ceiling tiles, sound system, and adjoining commercial kitchen plus four other smaller meeting rooms.
Built in 1939 as a social club for the workers at the nearby Hovis Mill. The large basement has an unusual ceiling, built to withstand blasts, as it was used as an air raid shelter in WW2. There was a tunnel from Union Road into the basement so residents could get there quickly.
Many Macclesfield residents have fond memories of Morton Hall when it was home to a youth club which was run during the period when Cheshire County Council actively managed the building (1972 to 2002).
In 2002 it was leased by a group of local residents on a two year lease, and is still rented from Cheshire East with an all-repairing 25 year lease with 10 years remaining.
Our sole income is gained from hiring out the building with no other financial support other than in 2017 we received grant funding from, from Macclesfield Town Council for small kitchen equipment and in 2018 for maintenance work including the replacement of two emergency exit fire doors, and from Cheshire East in 2017 for china and cutlery. In the past funding was provided by Awards for All, and the WREN project. Any profits are ploughed back into the building for repairs and improvements.
Today, Morton Hall Community Centre is a Registered Charity run by a Company Limited by Guarantee.
Reg. Charity No. 1105157. Company No. 4700429
The building is home to many local community groups including a variety of fitness groups such as Pilates x 4, WildaboutPilates x 2,Yoga, Zumba x 2, Tia Chi. Also The Tuesday Community Group, Choir Practice, Spanish and Beginners Spanish. We also hold a monthly Community Coffee Morning to which everyone is welcome to attend.
The hall is perfect for day-time children's parties, fund raisers, training sessions, and private and public meetings, and funeral wakes. New users are always welcome and we will be very happy to show you around and match the perfect space for your needs to one of the five available to hire.
The Hall is run entirely by volunteers:
Jacqui Whibberley – Director and Trustee; Chair, Secretary Event Bookings
Councillor Mick Warren – Director and Trustee, Vice-Chair - Council Connections, Local Community Access
Christine Tomlinson – Director and Trustee - Document Checker and Proof Reader
Frances Bell – Director and Trustee - Campaigning, Facilitating Meetings, Software Evaluation, and GDPR Champion
Simon Leah – Director and Trustee - DiY Maintenance, Late Event Closing, and IT Systems
Adam Wilson – Director and Trustee; Competent Health and Safety Person
Mike Melia - Director and Trustee, and Treasurer
Plus our other Volunteeers who help with our Community Coffee Mornings, Special Events, Opening and/or Closing, as well as with re-painting, maintenance, and special cleaning tasks.
NB. A limited number of regular hirers may be co-opted onto the Committee at the AGM held each May.
We are a non-profit organisation, registered charity run entirely by a small group of Volunteers. If you can support us in any way, it would be a great help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming what you would like to do. We look forward to hearing from you!
(More information about specific Volunteer help can be found on our Volunteer page found under the "Contact" heading.)
Morton Hall Community Centre
To make all booking enquiries please first check our published calendar which shows availability and then complete our Enquiry Form providing full details of your requirements.
Please remember to include setting up and clearning away time e.g. a two hour children's party will require a MINIMUM of 3 hrs. We then get back to you asap to confirm continued availability and a price.
We look forward to hearing from you!