Ongar and District Community Association Events



Our first Comedy Club Night of 2024 was held on February 16th and was another sell-out. The next one is on May 10th. Tickets are £15.00. The door & bar open at 7.30pm, and the show starts at 8.30pm. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets early at, scrolling down to find Ongar (there is a link on our new website) as our Comedy Club Nights are very popular, often selling out,


Further Senior Tea Dances are planned for the 10th April and 21st July. Further information will be available nearer the time.


Other News and Updates


Our newest club – Salsa 205 – had a fantastic opening night in January, and are now running classes from 8.00pm to 8.45pm, and social dancing from 8.45pm to 11.00pm, every Thursday. Why not give it a try?


Unfortunately, at the time of writing, our disabled toilet is not yet fully finished as there is some further work to be completed, but this is in hand and hopefully it will not be too long.


We are also investigating a variety of ways to enable disabled access from the ballroom to the toilets and bar area. As you can imagine, the age and configuration of the building means this is not going to be easy to achieve and will be very expensive.


Our new website should be live by the time this is published. It has a completely new, modern look, is easy to navigate, contains lots of new information, links to our regular clubs and events, and an easy way to make enquiries or a booking. Check it out.


A reminder that the ODCA team are all volunteers and are working hard to deal with bookings, put on events and improve Budworth Hall for the local community. However, we can always do with some extra help and support. If you feel you can assist, or have any skills which you think might be helpful to us, please get in touch.


Keep checking our social media pages and notice board to keep up to date with information about events being held in the hall.  

Hire and Contact details: –

The Budworth Hall office is closed. The Ballroom, Concert Hall, Committee Room, and Bar Area are available for hire 7 days a week at competitive rates.
For any enquiries, please email with your name, telephone number, and the nature of your enquiry. Please only telephone us on 07918 462959 if you have no access to email, and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are thinking of starting a weekly or regular event, please contact us and arrange to come and have a look at our facilities. 

The onsite Coffee Bar and Restaurant is run by Nerissa and Claire and is open Tuesday to Saturday. 

Jane Battersby for The Ongar and District Community Association.  






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