Working to transform our hall to benefit the local community

Once home to Stretford Civic Theatre, Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use.

In 2015, the Friends of Stretford Public Hall took over the running of the Hall. Our aim is to restore the Hall into a fantasti multi-purpose community venue.


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    Wildlife Day Festivities

    Wildlife Day Activities at Stretford Public Hall    Save Our Species Poetry Competition Deadline 22nd February Write a poem about saving our species and e-mail it to or post to Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road M32 0LG by the 22nd February with your name, age and contact details. We have a first and second place prize lined up for each age category! We'll be announcing the winners at our World Wildlife Day Festival on the 3rd of March. Our first place prize  in each age group is a £20 voucher for Chorlton Bookshop and a hardback notebook- generously donated by Chorlton Bookshop Second Place signed book prizes are available for each age group too- Generously donated by Cillian Press and Becka Moor Illustration Community Cinema Screening: 'Big Miracle' PG Saturday 2nd March - 4pm-6.30pm Doors open at 4pm for the 4.30pm screening. With Wildlife Day focusing awareness on marine Life this year, we invite you to explore how we can make a big difference to our Marine Life.Film Description:An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.Under 18s need to be supervised. Snacks and drinks will be on sale- bringing your own will not be permitted. More info and Tickets Wildlife Day Festival  Sunday 3rd March 12pm-4pm Friends of Stretford Public Hall is happy to be collaborating with Stretford in BloomJoin us in exploring how we can help save our species on a local level! Information stalls and family activities from Stretford in Bloom, Pet's Corner, Longford Park Allotment, Pledge, Pebble Art, The Stretford Un-Camera Club, Trafford Conservation, Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford WI, City of Trees and moreTalks on the Natural History of the Mersey Valley Meadows, Growing Wildflowers and more.At 3.30 pm we'll be announcing the winners of our poetry competition 'Save our Species'We'll be running a community cafe with tea, coffee and sweet treats.The Manchester Tart Company will also be cooking up a variety of vegan food offerings.
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    Board of Directors vacancy: Treasurer

      The Friends of Stretford Public Hall (FOSPH) are looking to appoint a new Treasurer, to join the Hall’s Board of Directors. Our vision is for Stretford Public Hall to be a unique and thriving multi-purpose venue at the heart of Stretford, owned and run by the local community. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the management of this unique community asset, as we approach the exciting next stage of the Hall’s renovation and development. The Treasurer will work closely with the Board’s Finance Sub-committee, providing financial oversight, advising on financial reporting, banking and book-keeping, and helping the Board to consider the financial implications of strategic developments. The responsibility of Stretford Public Hall’s finances rests with the Board of Directors as a whole, with all Board members sharing responsibility and being equally accountable. The role of the Treasurer is to advise the Board, to help the Board meet its management obligations to the Friends of Stretford Public Hall. The role of Treasurer is voluntary though reasonable out-of-pocket expenses can be reimbursed. We are keen to hear from anyone interested in the role of Treasurer but we are particularly looking for someone with financial or accounting qualifications, experience and understanding of financial regulations and compliance relating to the charity sector, and experience of financial analysis and budgeting. In addition, as a member of the Friends of Stretford Public Hall Board you will be expected to have a commitment to the aims and objectives of the Friends of Stretford Public Hall, an ability to communicate effectively and contribute constructively to decision-making, and an ability to work as part of a small team. If you’re interested in the position, please read this further information including more details on the role and the expectations of Board members. To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to, explaining how you meet our requirements and why you would like to be considered for the role of Treasurer. More information: If you want further information, or would like to speak to either a current member of the Board of Directors or a member of the Financial Sub-committee, please contact Simon Borkin or our secretary Petra Morris  
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