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Abbotsley Village Hall
Our village hall was once the village school and for the past 50 years, since the school closed, has provided a comfortable, well equipped and convenient venue for all types of social interactions. We look forward to being able to re-commence those activities, once the COVID restrictions have been lifted.
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Arkenstall Village Centre
The main business of the Arkenstall Village Centre – in the middle of the village of Haddenham, near Ely in Cambridgeshire – is the hiring out of facilities for meetings, functions and events. It is also the centre of activities for local groups – art classes, exercise groups, drama groups, concerts and the village pantomime. In addition, the Centre plays host to the village library access point, providing a link to the county’s public library service for Haddenham and the surrounding villages. The Centre has three rooms for hire: a 200-seat main hall with a stage, and two smaller meeting rooms each seating about 40 people. There is a well-equipped kitchen, and on-site parking. There are discounted hiring rates for regular bookers, charities, and local organisations that are represented on the management committee. Although the centre was converted from its original purpose as the village school back in 1972, there is an ongoing programme of updates and improvements to keep the facilities fresh and modern while retaining the building's original character. Unfortunately the Centre is currently closed because of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. While we have made the Centre 'Covid secure' we are, at the moment, only able to offer rooms for hire for exempt activities, but we are looking forward to fully opening our doors again in the not-too-distant future.
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Bainton Reading Room
The place where interests interact, where people care, where insight is shared. Always worth a visit
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Barton Village Hall
Barton Village Hall (formally Barton Parish Institute) is situated in the centre of the village opposite the Parish Church and adjacent to the Village School. It was constructed on land given to the village for the purpose by the University of Cambridge in 1920. Originally a WW1 hospital hut before being rebuilt on the current site, the hall has been extended over the years to include modern kitchen and cloakroom facilities as well as a snooker room. The hall is managed as a registered charity by a committee of trustees which includes representatives of the many village clubs and societies that, normally, use the facility on a regular basis. The hall is also used for elections and community flu vaccinations as well as being available to be hired by local residents for private functions. During the past year it has been mainly closed, opening only when permitted in a COVID secure manner for pre/post school care and business meetings.
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Burwell - Mandeville Hall
Modern hall built in 2011, consisting of three halls that can be used independently
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Burwell Gardiner Memorial Hall
Built in 1915, lovely traditional hall.
Bury village hall
The hall was built in 1996 and is managed by Bury Residents Charity. it is used on weekdays by Bury Playgroup and various community groups in the evenings. During the COVID-19 restrictions we have been able to keep the hall open for use by the Bury playgroup.
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Catworth Village Hall
Formerly a Church of England Primary School, acquired for use as a Village Hall in 1968. Significant refurbishment in 2010 and extension to complete the project in 2018. Now have a large entrance lobby, meeting room able to open up to the main hall and a store room. Step free throughout. Used by our Cinema Club, Vinyl Club (records not clothing), Yoga, Quilters, Sewing Group, Sign language teaching, Drama Group, Games Club, Bowls Club, Yoga, Strength and Balance, Prayer Group, Coffee Mornings, Wedding Receptions, Banquets, Quiz Nights, private parties and more.
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Cottenham Village Hall
New in 2021
Croydon Reading Room
On 10th August 1910 amid festive celebrations attended by over 200 people the foundation stone of the Croydon Reading Room, erected in memory of Rev. Henry Stone , was laid by Professor Marsh the Master of Downing College. Over 100 years later the Reading Room remains at the centre of village life; coffee mornings, presentations, Quiz Nights, Bazaars and all sorts of other interesting and exciting events still take place in our Reading Room. In the mid seventies, to enlarge the available space and improve the facilities , an extension containing a kitchen and toilets was added to the side of the building. This has served us well but now almost 50 years later the building is showing its age and repairs and further improvements are desperately needed. Exciting plans are afoot to bring our Reading Room into the 21st century but of course these are all dependent on fund raising and grants and we are a small community: we may be a small community but we are a committed community – watch this space!!!
Doddington Village Hall
The current village hall was built in 2001. Previously on the site was a village hall, before this was a British Legion Hall.
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Dry Drayton
For over 90 years Dry Drayton Village Hall has been the centre of a thriving local community. The first Dry Drayton Village Institute was declared open in 1927 utilising a re-used ex-army hospital hut from the 1914-18 war. Following fund raising in the village, the current building was replaced the old hut, opening as Dry Drayton Village Hall in 1967. Our Hall currently comprises a main hall (with stage) seating up to 110 persons, a smaller room to the rear, and the kitchen which was completely refitted in 2014. Plus there is easy step-free access for wheelchair users. Dry Drayton Village Hall fits any event and hosts a number of regular community gatherings, from monthly Parish Council meetings to weekly toddler groups. Whether you prefer playing cards, exercise classes, art, dancing, or just need a great place to hold a party, we would like to welcome you.
Duxford Community Centre
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Folksworth Village Hall
Folksworth Village Hall has just finished a major refurbishment and extension project, which has taken many years to bring to fruition. We were so very disappointed when the hall had to close to the majority of groups, but we made ourselves COVID-Secure (thanks to all the guidance from ACRE) and are very pleased that Preschool is still able to use the village hall during these difficult times, ensuring young families get local support. Our hall is a significant, historic, local building and a vital rural community asset that provides a central link between people of all ages. It will be wonderful when we are fully open again for the village social events, and to welcome all the community groups back through the doors.
Foxton Village Hall
Our Village Hall & Sports Pavilion moved to the current building in 2002 as part of a complex project including a new Primary School. The building lies adjacent to the recreation ground in the heart of this attractive South Cambridgeshire village. The premises comprises a Main Hall, Meeting Room, Bar/Lounge, kitchen and toilet facilities with a large Foyer. The Sports Pavilion is adjoined but self contained with a generously sized Club room, own kitchen and shower/changing rooms. We have a good number of regular and occasional users for a wide range of events such as Pre-School, Parish Council, sport and fitness activities, interest group meetings, fundraisers and social events.
Gorefield Community Hall
Unfortunately, like lots of other halls, Gorefield Community Hall is closed but we are pushing on with a major building project to expand and improve on what we can provide for the community. Funding was achieved during lockdown but with everything else in place we were ready to go and work started in October. This means that as we enter 2021 it is well advanced with completion in early April so time well spent during such a challenging period.
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Great Staughton Village Hall
Our Hall is used everyday (Covid excepting!) and has groups for all ages from Youth Club to Friendship Club (for over 80s). Other groups include dog training, badminton, bowling and pilates. We are also used for lots of parties and celebrations! It is the centre of our village life.
Little Gransden Village Hall
Set on the site of a World War 2 WAAF building our village hall was started with money from the unused Spitfire Fund in 1959. Since then we have extended and improved the building as one generation of Trustees succeeds the last. Used to being busy and active and a host for numerous activities and local groups, the current situation has left us feeling a little lost and helpless. However, we have made sure our community knows we are there for them, this week and always, with a colourful display in our windows.
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Mandeville Hall, Kimbolton
Opened in July 1914 our village hall, within a few weeks, became a Red Cross Hospital. During the 1939-1945 war the Americans from the local air base were much in evidence at the Saturday dances. It has always been the centre for the local community benefiting from several extensions since then including a second smaller hall added in 2009. The main hall has. a modern commercial kitchen a stage with lighting and sound, a separate bar area, and efficient modern heating. Both halls are used by local clubs and for private functions. Bingo, cinema and a cafe are run by the trustees on a regular basis. During the pandemic, the Hall has been eerily quiet and we look forward to the return of our many supporters.
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Maxey Village Hall
The old village school is now our village hall, so lots of history. Through many years and the hard working of volunteers, with the help of grants, the hall is now a very attractive, welcoming place, which still retains plenty of character. Outside of Covid 19 lockdowns, the hall is in use most days of the week with regular users and one of hires. In summary, a delightful, essential community hub for Maxey villagers and others.
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Mepal Village Hall
Like many village halls, our building at the heart of the village was the school until 1968 when it was bought by public subscription. In recent years with the aid of generous grants from various sources we have carried out many improvements and refurbishments, adding a new toilet block, completely refitting the kitchen by DIY labour, and installing a new floor which will enable activities like carpet bowls to take place once we are able to re-open and welcome all our local friends again..
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Swavesey Memorial Hall
The hall was opened in 1924 and is used widely by the Community for various clubs, events and business bookings. Just before lockdown in March 2020, we completed our Memorial Hall Garden Project but sadly the official opening could not take place. It was inspired by the celebrations of 100 years of World War One. We are thankful for the grant funding received to turn a derelict piece of ground into the thoughtful garden we have today.
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Swavesey Memorial Hall
The hall was opened in 1924 and is used widely by the Community for various clubs, events and business bookings. Just before lockdown in March 2020, we completed our Memorial Hall Garden Project but sadly the official opening could not take place. It was inspired by the celebrations of 100 years of World War One. We are thankful for the grant funding received to turn a derelict piece of ground into the thoughtful garden we have today.
The Christie Hall
The hall was built by villagers on donated land given to the British Legion for Wansford, Thornhaugh and Stibbington. It has regular classes for yoga, pilates, keep fit, zumba, lindyhop and renaissance dancing. Plenty of opportunity to keep fit! It holds Hort. Society meetings, lent lunches, parties for young and old and craft activities. It may not be that glamorous from the outside but it offers a venue for people to get together locally with warm hospitality inside and we hope to maintain this in an ever changing world.
The Coneygear Centre
Half of our centre is being used for lateral flow testing. The other half, including both kitchens, are being used to support vulnerable families, meals for elderly people, a safe space to support those with mental health worries and lots, lots more. We can’t wait to welcome the community back in and have the centre thriving with activity, all day, every day.
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The Hub Community Centre
The Hub Community Centre is currently being used as a Covid Testing Centre. It is normally used by the local community for a range of activities such as Craft Clubs, Exercise Classes and Children and Baby Groups. It has also hosted many parties, weddings, charity events and also holds the Town Council meetings. We look forward to being able to welcome our regular groups and private bookings back as soon as we are able to.
The Offords Recreation Hut (Offord Village Hall)
Offord Village Hall has been an important part of the life of our two villages, Offord Cluny and Offord Darcy, since 1921! And it continues to be so today, despite the various closures forced on us by the pandemic. We managed a few exercise and dancing classes during the gaps between lockdowns and tiers. And now we are providing support to those parts of our communities hit by the current flooding. Ever the optimists, we are planning to hold a celebratory event to welcome back all our village groups, societies and private hirers later this year. In the meantime we’ll get on with the internal redecoration so it’ll all be fresh and bright for when they do return. And of course, at least we’ve got the local elections to prepare for! Our name by the way denotes the fact that way back in 1921 the villages bought a surplus WW1 army hospital hut (for the grand price of £75) to provide recreation facilities for local folk. The hut lasted until the late 1970s with the new hall opening in 1981. It’s great to be part of such a long history and be able to help ensure the hall continues to meet the ever changing needs of the community.
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Waresley Village Hall
Waresley is an attractive rural village with a church, pub, garden centre and is close to Waresley and Gransden Woods SSSI nature reserves. Our village hall can be found in the centre of the village, almost opposite St James’ Church with its distinctive steeple, and close to the Duncombe Arms. It stands on the old Waresley School site and is an important part of village life. Octavious Duncombe built the school around 1840 and our hall is build on the same footprint as the original building (the first few original courses of brick can clearly be seen). Sadly our hall is now in poor condition and needs upgrading, although events such as our annual cheese and wine party, quizzes, curry competition, summer fete, and lectures are still well attended. We are looking forward to the removal of Covid-19 restrictions so that we can reopen the hall and resume our events and normal activities. We plan to raise funds through events and grants to create a community led, comfortable, warm and welcoming space for local people to gather whatever their age or interests. (1).jpg
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West Wickham Village Hall
We are presently open only for the Daisy Chains pre-school under Covid-secure conditions. We were open to other clubs between lockdowns and found them to be fully informed on precautions and procedures to follow the Government guidelines. Opportunity was taken during lockdowns, to carryout internal and external re-decoration and to upgrade our electrical and safety systems. We are looking at a number of schemes to reduce our energy consumption but will need to have access to some grant funding which is increasingly difficult to find. In normal times our hall is very well used and at times it is difficult to find slots for booking small meetings. A village survey showed there is a desire to have the village hall provide more activities and amenities. This had become an issue after the closing of the last public house in the village. To meet this the Parish Council are investigating the possibility of building an extension to the hall.
Whittlesford Memorial Hall
Whittlesford Memorial Hall originally opened on the 21st September 1921 and has served the Community as a hub of the village ever since. The Hall was refurbished to a high standard in 1998 and has proved to be an extremely popular venue for local events as well as for the wider community, especially with having easy access to Junction 10 of the M11. The Memorial Hall has numerous regular hirers as well as many 'one off's' at weekends. There are two rooms for hire, the Larger Main Hall which has underfloor heating and the smaller, Millennium Room which can each be hired separately or as a complete unit.
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Wicken Jubilee Village Hall
Our lovely old hall was built by public subscription to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. It has been extensively extended and modernised since those times and is now comfortable and well equipped. Originally owned by the Church it was purchased by the Parish Council in 2016, and is leased and run by a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with trustees drawn from a variety of village organisations. It is the hub for all our village activities both community run and private and is entirely self sufficient , deriving income from hire fees and events organised by the trustees.
Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall
The original Wilbrahams' Memorial Hall was opened in 1921 on land owned by Squire R S Hicks, in memory of the men he had fought alongside in WW1. In 1949 the adjacent land was gifted to the Trustees of the Memorial Hall by the squire for the purposes of a sports and recreation ground. Our modern hall, built in 2016, serves the villages of Great and Little Wilbraham, and is situated in the heart of Great Wilbraham, overlooking our spacious recreation ground, cricket and football pitch, and opposite St Nicholas Church. It is surrounded by picturesque cottages and farmhouses. Our facilities include a large, well-lit hall, comfortably seating 100 -130, a presentation-equipped meeting room seating 30, a large servery kitchen and toilets. The facilities are fully accessible and are equipped with hearing loops. The complex also houses the village Bar & Social Club and changing facilities for the Sports Club. There is parking for 22 cars and ample parking locally. The village hall is normally used on a regular basis by village groups, including Great Wilbraham Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council (PCC), Wilbrahams’ Community Choir, a youth group, a baby & toddler group, and an over 60s club, whist drives, yoga classes, a film society, bridge, scrabble, and gardening clubs, quilting classes and community events. It is also a popular venue for parties and weddings, and other meetings. The village hall complex and recreation ground are managed by a committee of Trustees for the benefit of the local community.
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Wimblington Parish Hall
Our Parish Hall is a centre for many community activities and events. Although it was built in1905 and originally the village school, it has recently been updated and has insulated floor and roof, energy efficient windows and doors, solar panels connected to a storage battery, reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. Although currently closed we are looking forward to being able to open for our residents.
Winwick Village Hall
We have recently built an extension to the hall as well as upgrading the rest of the hall to include an accessible toilet. Much of the work has been done on a voluntary basis. The hall was originally a Congregational Chapel in a poor state of repair and acquired for the benefit of the village in 1960. The village is very small and does not have a pub, shop or other facility so the hall is very important to village life. Once the current lockdown eases we hope to be able to resume our social events. We are very grateful to all of those who have helped us raise money for the building works including villagers, National Lottery, Cambs County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council. ACRE are always available to help and offer advice.
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Yelling Village Hall
In a village of just 300 people, the Village Hall has provided the residents with a place to meet and party since the school was closed and the building transferred to the ownership of Yelling in 1976. We opened at every permitted opportunity in 2020 but now remain closed, waiting for the time when the villagers can come together again and celebrate our wonderful village at its hub - the village hall. Our funds are solid and we view the future very positively.
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