Loftus Town Council

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Loftus Town Hall is a Grade II Listed Building, leased from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council by Loftus Town Council. 


Loftus Town Hall

The Town Council has accessed funding from Heritage Lottery Board and SRB in order to sensitively refurbish the building, equip it and promote it for use as a modern venue in an historic setting.

The Town Hall is staffed by Christine Neilson (caretaker) and Steve Morrison (assistant caretaker).

Viewings of the Town Hall can be arranged through the Clerk.

Location

Loftus Town Hall is a handsome Gothic structure situated at the junction of Loftus High Street and Water Lane, adjacent to St Leonards Church and close to Loftus Market Place. There is limited parking available nearby in Loftus Market Place and at the public Car Park at South View(off North Road).

History

Loftus Town Hall was built by the Earl of Zetland, erected by Mr Thomas Dickenson of Saltburn, and was first opened in 1879. At that time the building comprised:

  • Ground Floor Police Court, Local Board Room, Clerks Office and Retiring Room
  • First Floor Hall, Reading Room, Office and Ante-room.

During the World Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 some of the rooms were confiscated for the War Effort

The Town Hall clock has faces North, East and West, but no face to the South as the residents of South Loftus were reluctant to contribute to the cost.

The Town Hall remained in the ownership of the Zetland family until 1948, when it was purchased by the former Loftus Urban District Council for £2000. Due to local government reorganisation in 1974 the ownership of the Town Hall transferred to the former Langbaurgh Borough Council, and eventually to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. In 1992 budget cuts threatened closure of the Town Hall, and Loftus Town Council moved into the building and took over responsibility for maintenance. The Town Council Office was moved out in 1996, but the Town Council still organises functions in the Town Hall.

Facilities

Following refurbishment, the Town Hall now comprises:

  • Ground Floor Council Chamber (with formal furnishings), Carpetted Meeting Room (Seats up to 30), Small kitchen, Toilets
  • First Floor Function room with wooden floor (Seats up to 150), Fully fitted Kitchen

There is disabled access to all rooms by ramps or a lift. Audio-visual and display equipment is available.

Hiring the Hall

In recent months the Town Hall has been used for:

Formal meetings, Award presentations, Exhibitions , Concerts, Informal meetings, Consultations, Dances, Weddings, Children's Parties, Christmas Fayres, Santa's Grotto

Hire charges

First Floor Function Room:

Commercial Hire - £16 per hour
Charitable/non profit making organisation - £10 per hour

Ground Floor Room 2:

Commercial Hire - £7 per hour
Charitable/non profit making organisation - £5 per hour

Whole building (except Council Chamber and Office) - £180 per day

Council Chamber by arrangement only. For further details or to book the Town Hall, contact the Clerk

Artefacts

There are many items of local interest stored or displayed at Loftus Town Hall. These include:

  • Wartime Memorabilia
  • Death Boards (Foresters)
  • Indentures (Foresters)
  • Civic Plaques
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • For further details, or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Clerk

Download

.doc fileAdopted Protocol on hire of Loftus Town Hall.doc (25k)

Opening Times

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday Closed