The committee bring to the hall skills in building & maintenance, computing, fund raising, project management.

The hall is a registered charity (no. 522775) and although a non profit making organisation it is allowed under the terms of the constitution/Trust Deed to raise funds by letting the hall.

Any funds raised go towards meeting the objectives of the hall.  To support community activity by providing facilities for meetings, lectures, classes, recreation or other leisure time activities.

Greatwood Hall
Hollington Road
Upper Tean
Stoke On Trent
ST10 4JY

Tel: 07971850744 or 01538 528118

Meet Our Committee Members

David Ball
David BallChairman
David has been the Chairman of the Great Wood Hall Committee for a few years. He owns the local nursery selling local and homegrown produce. He has also previously been a Parish Councillor for over 30 years and has been the Parish Chairman on several occasions.
Helen Smytheman
Helen SmythemanVice Chairman, Treasurer & Community Volunteer Champion
Helen is one of our Community Volunteer Champions in addition to her involvement with the hall she is also a key member of Tean Youth Club. She also runs the local architects with her husband.
Denise Wheat
Denise WheatSecretary & Community Volunteer Champion
Denise is another one of our Community Volunteer Champions being involved in the hall committee, running the local Rainbows group and also a key and founding member of Tean Youth Club. She also finds time to look after her family and run a successful photography business.
Christine Wells
Christine WellsCommittee Member & Community Volunteer Champion
Christine has been involved in the community for many years, initially as a local primary school teacher. In recent years Christine has been enjoying her retirement by being involved in the hall committee and also being a key and founding member of Tean Youth Club.
Debbie Seaton
Debbie SeatonCommittee Member & Community Volunteer Champion
As well has dedicating time to the hall committee Debbie is also a key member of Tean Youth Club.
Leannda Pountain
Leannda PountainHall Manager
Leannda has managed the hall for several years now and looks after everything from bookings to the library.
Cllr Stephanie Akerman
Cllr Stephanie AkermanCommittee Friend
Stephanie is already an valued member of the Parish Council and has been invited to sit on the hall committee as a “Friend” of the Committee.

Become a Committee Member

Great Wood Hall is the hub of the community and if you are interested in becoming part of our friendly and dedicated team then please get in touch and come along to our next meeting.  If you are worried about being able to commit to such a successful team then you are welcome to come along and join us as a “friend” initially.

Tel: 01538 528118 (please leave a message)

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Or contact any of our committee member direct.

Become a Community Volunteer Champion

Our Volunteers are the heart of our community and we wouldn’t have the facilities and programs we have without them.          

From Rainbows, Brownies and Saturday morning football training to tidying some of our beautiful countryside,

our Volunteers always go the extra mile.  Our highly successful Youth Club was started in 2014 by a few dedicated mums

and dads that wanted somewhere safe for their kids to go.  NOW, the Youth Club caters to over 40 children per session from

Tean and the surrounding area.  The Youth Club boasts two qualified Youth Leaders supported by Checkley Parish Council,

however without the dedicated volunteers who give up their time to support these leaders the Youth Club wouldn’t happen.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Volunteer Champion then please contact              

Checkley Parish Clerk on or 07840 456 397.                      

Please state which area you are interested in volunteering in and they will point you to the correct