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Billingley Village Hall
Our Hall is relatively new, opened in 2010. Its a conversion of a 300 year old ruined cartshed. Our faming hamlet got mentioned in the original Domesday Book, and we still only have about 70 houses. There is no pub, shop or place of worship, so the hall is a big part of village life. We have been closed since the first lockdown, but we have been providing space for Abdominal Aortic Aneurism screening clinics. They usually come a couple of times a year but asked if we could help as they were unable to use most of their other sites in GP surgeries. We were glad to help. We offered space for anyone having problems home working or home schooling, and soon after the first lockdown started, a villager who is a senior child protection manager was having problems with sensitive and difficult zoom meetings, with her 8 year old daughter home from school even though Dad was at home too. She has worked most days from the hall, which is great, and means there is a presence daily, saving us a lot of visits to check on the building. We have used our FB Page page, normally used as a marketing tool for the hall to make sure that any community notices are posted, and adapted another Village Group to become a chat and help forum. As we are a registered limited company as well as a charity, we have received the Covid 19 Small Business Grants, and had a business rate holiday, so fortunately we have no financial woriies, and several weddings booked for next year. We are grateful for advice from Acre, our insurers and the local authority. We have had only 1 case of Covid in village, a doctor working in local hospital. Fully recovered. We all know each other and hacve looked after each other, especially our older neighbours but we can’t wait for the first coffee morning as soon as we can re open safely
Burton Pidsea Memorial Hall
Our hall, which was totally rebuilt in 2018, is used and loved by the community to celebrate from Baby Showers through Christenings ,Birthdays, Wedding receptions, to Funerals. We have a café which is a meeting point for the population of the extended area, some of whom would not otherwise meet anyone. We hold classes, both educational and recreational, fairs, dances, film shows and concerts and all that cements the cohesion of an area.
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Cawthorne Village Hall
This characterful Hall was built in 1850 by the Spencer Stanhope family of Cannon Hall, as a school for the benefit of local village children. In 1953 the Spencer Stanhope family sold the Hall to Cawthorne Parish Council for the further benefit of the community. Although the Parish Council holds it in trust, the Hall is run by a Management Committee composed of representatives of all the groups using it. They take responsibility for day to day organisation, fundraising, maintenance and bookings. Over the last twenty years the hall has been re-roofed, re-wired, decorated and brought up to date. The Village Hall is composed of a large hall, a small committee room and two kitchens. It is the hub for a diverse rural community, providing both educational and social groups for Babies, Toddlers, Brownies, Guides, Pilates, Zumba, Choral Society, Brass Band, and a venue for Fundraising, weddings and social events. There is an active Facebook page and a new website is under construction.
Clapham cum Newby
We have used the months during lockdown to reflect on our purpose in the community and have set up a working party to canvass opinion from locals. We are sending out a questionnaire in the next village newsletter (which we are sponsoring), and encouraging our regular groups to return by offering a discount in the hall fees for the rest of the year. We are also encouraging new groups to get together and form with an intention of launching their clubs this September.
Copmanthorpe WI Hall
We rebuilt our hall in 2017 and will be celebrating our WI centenary in 2024. Our hall has been covid-ready since July 2020 and we’re looking forward to welcoming back our members and hirers in 2021.
Cowling Village Hall
Cowling Village Hall is owned by the village, held in trust by the charity commission, run by a committee of volunteers and is entirely self funding. We are at the edge of North Yorkshire with the borders of West Yorkshire and Lancashire only a few miles away. The original building was the Cowling Liberal Club built c1885 which became the Cowling Village Institute in 1940 when donated to the Parish Council and a Management Committee. The name was changed to Cowling Village Hall in 1971. A new hall was built on the opposite side of the main street and was officially opened at the end of 2012. The hall has a dedicated room and outside play area for Cowling Pre-School, and also provides office space to charity Homestart Craven, and is the site of a defibrillator for use in emergencies. It has been a popular venue for childrens’ parties and groups using the hall have been Cowling Companions, WI, Weightwatchers, Little Learners and Toddlers Parent and Child groups, Ballroom Dancing, Trim & Tone, Short Mat Bowls & Social, Table Tennis, and Badminton. Other groups in the village hold AGM meetings too such as the Gun Club and Pigeon club. We are the polling station for the village. We have hosted Wedding / Anniversary / Christening celebrations, Halloween Parties, Race Nights, Concerts, New Years Eve Parties, Christmas Lunches, Spring Fairs / Christmas Fairs, Business Meetings, Council Training, First Aid / First Responder Training, MP surgeries and an Art Gallery. The committee also hold an annual Duck Race at a local stream and help with some events at the Village Fun Day. Today like all other Village Halls we are constrained by COVID measures. We were able to do some internal decoration and then accommodate some training for Homestart Craven, hosted a Parent & Child group and some limited Table Tennis play in 2020. Cowling Preschool re-opened in September and during the current lockdown continues operation for keyworkers and vulnerable children. Thankyou to ACRE, our local council and CommunityFirstYorkshire for support over this difficult period in our history. We will continue to work with groups in our community to return in a COVID secure way once restrictions are lifted.
Coxwold Village Hall
We are looking forward to opening up our hall again as soon as we can. We hold regular coffee mornings and soup and sandwich lunches and have bridge , art, craft and yoga groups which meet weekly in normal times. Our village hall really is the hub of our community and the hall is also used for many celebrations and a monthly market. We are grateful to ACRE for the many useful documents of useful guidance.
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Cullingworth Village Hall
The new village hall on Lodge Street was opened in April 2019 following a £1m construction and fit-out. This building replaced the orginal village hall on Station Road which opened in 1973. Both halls were the result of massive effort and fundraising by the local community and continue to be run entirely by volunteers. The new village hall has two halls for hire and dedicated space for two tenants - the OFSTED Outstanding Cullingworth Preschool and danchinos, an Italian cafe. Regular users of the halls enjoy a variety of leisure and social activities ranging from yoga to art activities for the very young. The halls were closed to users for much of 2020 and into 2021 due to Covid-19 but we look forward to re-opening later this year with plans for weddings, parties and other functions, the Youth Cafe, music, bands and other performances, plus the start of the Pop-Up Cinema events. The village hall is central to the buzz of local community life in the heart of our village.
Danby Wiske Village Hall
East Harlsey Village Hall
Situated in the middle of the main street, the Village Hall is a fantastic building to see. It was built in 1938 and is the centre of village life, used extensively by the local community. It is also hired by the general public or by business organisations. It is ideal for business meetings, social and charity functions, private parties, children’s entertainment and drama performances. Private hires also include wedding receptions, birthdays, retirements and a host of other activities. With three halls, a bar and a large outside area, the Village Hall offers many opportunities. It is run by a Management Committee who organise regular activities for social and fundraising purposes.
Eastrington Village Hall Association
We provide a village pre school and out of school club as well as lots of classes and social activities.
Ebberston Village Hall
Our village hall is located on Main Street in Ebberston, North Yorkshire. Just a single room with a newly decorated kitchen some storage at the rear, it used to be the village school. The pandemic has halted all our events and activities yet we can’t wait to restart.
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Eggborough Village Hall
Eggborough Village Hall is central to the village, it also acts as a poling station and is an emergency refuge point for the locality. The Scout group has proudly run for over 50 years ever since the hall was opened, which encourages boys and girls to join from the age of 5. There is also a pre school group who meet weekly. The hall is in constant use with various social groups and private functions.
Embsay With Eastby Village Institute
Looking forward to opening again fully. Our village hall is a busy centre, catering for a wide variety of activities and all ages. We have managed as a Secure Covid 19 venue and supported several groups. Hopefully our Village panto will take place again!
Farndale Village Hall
Situated in heart of North York Moors National Park our new hall was completed and opened in May 2019. Alas like most other halls currently closed due to Covid Pandemic, but looking forward until we can reopen.
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Fearby & Healey Village Hall
Built in 1927 the Village Hall was gifted to the villagers of Fearby & Healey, near Masham, North Yorkshire, by Lady Elizabeth Alice Masham in memory of her late husband John Cunliffe, 3rd Lord Masham. Originally for use as a reading room for the purpose of recreation “with the sincere wish that it may prove to be a benefit and source of many hours of pleasure and enjoyment to them”. Almost 100 years later, Fearby & Healey Village Hall continues to thrive. In pre-war times it served, amongst other things, as the local bath house and for many years was the venue for the Fearby Annual Sports and Dance - in 1937 staging events such as “The Slow Bicycle Race” and races for “Married” and Single Ladies” offering prize money of 7/6 (seven shillings and six pence - old money) for the winner. Updated and extended over the years with a new roof in 2016 (thanks to a grant from the National Lottery) the Hall continues to offer a blend of some of the old established Village traditions - Old Thyme Dances, Dominoes, Quoits - alongside newer activities such as a very popular and professional annual Pantomime, Speaker Lunches, Concerts, Music Hall, Dance Nights as well as hosting numerous cycling events which have grown out of the popularity of the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France for which Fearby & Healey Village Hall is on the main route. Looking forward the Village Hall will be celebrating its Centenary in 2027 and plans are afoot to mark this very special occasion both looking back over its first 100 years and looking forward to new opportunities to keep the Hall a very valued community asset for future generations.
Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall
We are looking forward to welcoming the local community back as soon as possible. The Committee are busy planning new and exciting activities to get everyone together once again. Behind the scenes we have undertaken a re-decorating project so the hall is looking all fresh and lovely. We are a Covid Safe village hall and proud to be following all the government guidelines.
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Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall
Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall was established to give thanks to residents who returned from two World Wars and to honour those who did not. The current hall was built in the mid-60’s to replace timber ex-army camp huts which, following a Herculean effort by local residents, businesses and landowners, had been established there in the early 1950’s. It is the main community centre in the village and the only one large enough for major events with car parking space and multi-room access. Broadband Wi-Fi access has enabled IT based meetings and courses to be hosted and a fully equipped proscenium stage with recently upgraded sound and lighting systems can attract as many as four productions in a year. Provision of digital film projection and the establishment of a regular Film Club has been particularly beneficial for the more elderly because the infrequency of local public transport services precludes their visiting main cinemas and theatres as often as they would like 2020 has been a difficult year, and for most of it the Memorial Hall has been required to be closed, but thanks to the excellent advice given by ACRE, we were able to put in place the necessary resources and procedures to meet the requirements for a Covid-Secure Venue and continue some activities. During the Covid lock-downs, Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall has supported volunteers by operating as a base to assist the storage, preparation and distribution of aid. Hampsthwaite is blessed with a team of well organised volunteers, located throughout the community, who help to ensure all those in need of support are able to access it. Covid precluded a planned VE Day 75 commemoration but the Hall worked with local volunteers to organise a “Stay at Home Street Party - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden”. A group of elderly residents living on their own were identified as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘Party Packs’ were delivered to them from the Hall. During the day, the Memorial Hall, positioned in the centre of the village, broadcast 1940's music to create an appropriate atmosphere during the afternoon. Throughout the year we have been pleased to provide a convenient and central location for the Ripon Mobile Post Office service which has proved to be a much needed asset following the recent closure of our local Post Office. During the current lock-dpwn, the hall kitchen is being used by a local small business to provide a popular and affordable take-away food service for the community. Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall is operated entirely by volunteers guided by a Management Committee to which every village group or organisation is entitled to nominate a representative. The hall is required to be completely self-financing and derives its income from modest hire charges plus occasional very welcome (and essential!) grants for special projects from various outside bodies. Looking to the future we aim to improve the existing accommodation and expand the range of community activities available. Currently we are seeking support to refurbish wash-rooms and kitchen and work is in hand planning for an extension to include practical facilities suitable for arts, crafts, model making, antique restoration and similar activities.
Haxby Memorial Hall
Our village hall started as a school built in1876. With the old school headmasters house now used by the caretaker. We are registered as a wall memorial and a charity run hall woth trustees from the local community. We have around 10 groups hiring the hall weekly. We have had a tough year as many but we have supported local communities around us throughout the pandemic including setting up community hub, support group and a foodshareproject feeding over 100 people. We rent part of the building to the parish Council and local business.
Hebden Ibbotson Institute
The Village Hall was opened in 1902. It was first used as a Reading Room where the local residents could come to read the daily newspapers. It has been the heart of this small community for nearly 120 years. It is used for many activities and supported by the village residents which has enabled the Institute to thrive and hopefully be still an important asset for many more years.
Hellifield Institute
Hellifield Institute, built originally as a school and Church facility in 1864, has served as a community hall in the middle of the village since 1915. It complements a network of village buildings and businesses that serve our community and are mutually supportive. Currently, it is constituted as a charity overseen by a voluntary board of trustees, who are recruited from the village, and provides a base for the Parish Council. The Institute aims to provide a low cost venue for indoor events such as plays, concerts, children’s parties and celebrations. It hosts three sporting clubs, regular Saturday morning charity coffee events, meetings of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Institute, Parish Council and North Craven Flower Club and attracts a variety of occasional business activities. We are also used as a polling station and for pulmonary rehabilitation classes. The Trustees are always looking for opportunities to engage as many villagers as possible in using the Institute (often referred to as the village hall) and are keen to encourage the younger generation to see the benefits of having a village secular facility that provides a large meeting and entertainment space.
Hinderwell Village Hall
Set in the picturesque North York Moors National Park, near Whitby. Our old wooden hall which served the community for over seventy years was replaced in 2004. The new hall cost over £500,000, and was considered innovative at the time, including many sustainable energy features - rockwool insulation, photovoltaic cells, solar hot water system, passive ventilation etc. It continues to be used by fifteen to twenty local groups each year, as well as a venue for many private functions and fundraising events. We intend to ask the community if there are any new activities they would be interested in attending, and hopefully attract younger members to join the committee.
Holmfirth Civic Hall
Holmfirth Civic is run by our community for our community.
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Huby Memorial Village Hall
Huby Village Hall stands in the centre of Huby near York. It is a much loved and well used asset for the Village. The building was donated after the end of WW2 by the Canadian Airforce who were based at RAF Linton on Ouse, where it had been used as a classroom. The Hall has been improved and modernised gently over the years and still serves the Village very well today. The hall will continue to be looked after by a dedicated committee to be used by every age group in the Village for activities to include: exercise, social gatherings, parties, scouting, dog training, martial arts and messy church. We hope this will continue for many years to come.
Hutton le Hole Village Hall
Located in the beautiful North York Moors village of Hutton le Hole our village hall opened in 1939. It is regularly used for table tennis, pilates, dance fit, film nights and is our local polling station. Many entertaining evenings are held here - plays, music gigs, dances and quiz nights - it is also often hired out for caravan clubs, running and cycling clubs for their annual events. We are, sadly, currently closed due to the on-going pandemic but are hopeful and eagerly looking forward to re-opening as soon as we possibly can.
Inglborough Community Centre
We host the Community Library, Post office and Tourist information Centre. This is alongside welcoming groups for all ages including Parent and toddlers, W.I., over 60`s keep fit, ballroom dancing, line dancing, scottish country dancing, indoor bowls, archaeology group, Theatre Group, Village band and craft sessions. We also run lunch clubs and coffee mornings and local groups fund raise via regular Jumble Sales. During the pandemic we have become a call centre for delivery of prescriptions, shopping & library books. We have also operated a vaccine transport service to get people without transport to their appointments. The phone is always manned for anyone needing advice both during the pandemic and at “normal” times. The Community Centre is known as being the hub of the village.
Kirk Deighton Village Hall
Our village hall is 8 years old and is in a village just outside Wetherby. It’s normally very busy with exercise classes, u3a groups, Guides, children's groups and parties. It’s a meeting place for villagers and is much loved.
Langcliffe Village Institute
We are in a small rural village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and we have no school, pub, or shop. The institute is the social hub for all for our community, as have many other halls, we opened and had lettings when able..even managing to run a covid secure charity bake sale for a local cancer charity. Whilst closed to hirers we did provide music from the hall for our VE day celebrations and the grand switch on of the village christmas lights, that had been organised by our village covid 19 support group. We are incredibly grateful for the govt covid 19 support grants, as without them we would be in dire financial trouble. We look forward to reopening and welcoming locals and visitors back for music, keep fit, dog training snooker, table tennis, short mat bowls, lectures and our famous homemade sunday teas..
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Leconfield Village Hall and Recreational Club
Leconfield Village Hall covers the villages of Leconfield, Arram and Scorborough and during the Covid closure, both the club and hall have undergone renovations, which is still on going, the recreation club bar being completely redecorated and the toilets updated including disabled facilities. The whole premise has a new fire alarm system , as well as a medical room with first aid and covid protection equipment, and with the help of the Governments Restart Grant plans are in hand to provide an up to date kitchen with cafe to compliment the meeting rooms and large hall that presently accomodates many parish activities, such as indoor bowls, badminton, WI and Girl Guides.
Leeming Village Hall
We are a small rural village hall serving 4 communities, making us very busy at times. We offer dog training classes, children’s dance class, cookery lessons, brass band practice, Art Group, Craft group and community coffee morning, as well as hosting Parish council and other meetings and private party functions. During the lockdown closure we took the opportunity to replace floorings throughout and refurbish toilet facilities, so look forward to welcoming everyone back to a new look hall when restrictions are lifted in 2022.
Liverton Village
Liverton Village Hall has won many awards for the initiatives and projects which have brought it to the heart of the community as well as surrounding villages and towns. We run regular events including Scarecrow Festival, Cider Festival, Murder Mystery and Comedy evenings. We organised Walks of Contentment and many mindful activities to ensure there is always something to look forward to in our lovely little part of North Yorkshire.
Long Lee & Thwaites Brow Village Hall
Our community hall provides clubs for art and crafts, dance classes and community cafes. We also host a before and after school kids care company. We are hoping to expand to offer more services to our local population very soon.
Lothersdale Village Hall
We stayed open during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide a safe, warm and protected exercise space for a vulnerable single user with mobility problems. All other bookings were cancelled. We cannot wait to bring back our Over-50s group, luncheon club, playgroup, Yoga, Young Farmers, birthday parties, jumble sales and Pantomime.
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Marsden Mechanics
In 2020, we obtained funding to refurbish our lift, and we are currently working to obtain funding to secure the fabric of the building for the future. We are definitely looking forward to welcoming people back into our building and library, and we will be introducing some new social sessions, and taking over the organisation of others where the organising groups have stepped back. We have already started taking bookings for our pantomime for Christmas 2021-22. Our photo shows us lit up in red to show support for the performing arts organisations.
Marton and Normanby District
Our hall serves a small rural area of North Yorkshire
Melbourne Village Hall
Our lovely village hall is at the heart of the village & community. It is used by a variety of groups of all ages. It is a popular venue for children’s birthday parties and other celebrations, as there is lots of inside space, easily accommodating a bouncy castle, a fully equipped kitchen and cafe area with a safe grassed area outside and plenty of off street parking. The Covid19 pandemic saw the loss of the monthly auction sales and essential income. The trustees are working hard to raise the profile of this valuable community resource to ensure it remains viable - this will a real challenge as life returns to normal. In the short term we are seeing people booking the venue as they don’t want to go into larger towns and the city of York, so we hope once they use the Hall & see how lovely it is, that they will book again. Our single hope is to retain this wonderful facility which makes up part of the fabric of our lovely village.
Meltham Parish Church Hall
Unfortunately closed due to Covid but hope to open for the community benefit in the Spring.
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Muston Village Hall
Our hall was opened in 1929, a newspaper reported the event. “The Institute, as it will be known, was opened on Friday afternoon by Lady Sykes, of Sledmere, an excellent muster of villagers and people from Filey and district being present. The hall is a wooden structure with a covering of asbestos on the outside. It is 60ft. by 21ft., and a part can be partitioned off to form a small room.” Our hall is still going, it’s a struggle to maintain and raise funds but it’s getting done. Let’s hope it will keep going for a good while yet. “Support your Village Hall!”
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Newbald Village Hall
Since being built in 1970s, NVH has transformed into a vibrant community hub fit for the future, with new toilets, kitchen, community room. office and entrance. We can accommodate 120 people in the main hall and 40 people in the community room.
Old Girls’ School Community Centre & Tearoom
Built in the late 1800’s, the building closed as a school in 1978 and was used for a while as offices by Social Services. When they moved out in 2013, a group of local residence formed a group to save the building and open it for community use. After being totally renovated, the Centre was finally opened on 1st September 2018 - and the Tearoom opening a week later. It is a multi room building, and offers a wide range of community activities. The Tearoom has proved very popular.
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Osgodby Village Institute
Our hall has been the hub of our community since 1930. It has undergone alterations/refubishments over the years. During the COVID pandemic the Trustees were concerned that due to the numerous temporary closures we had to have, some of our regular hirers would not be returning.... we need not have worried..... they are/were itching to get back. Local residents miss the monthly social coffee mornings, bingo and quiz nights, not to mention the Annual Horticultural Fair, Annual Family Halloween Bash, and the Annual Xmas Fair. In 2020, we organised a village VE Day “We’ll Meet Again” Singalong and it was great to see our community sat in their decorated gardens singing Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again. We delivered cake boxes to all our octo-nanogenarians - who really appreciated their treats. Everyone is waiting for the Big Village Reunion to be organised, and the Village Institute will once again be the corner stone of a community event.
Oulston Village Hall
Oulston Village Hall began life as a Wesleyan Chapel in the 1870s and became the Village Hall in the 1960s. It is a small building in the centre of the village of Oulston, in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire. The village is a community of 40 houses with a population of circa 100. There is no church, shop or pub and therefore the village hall is the social and cultural centre of the community. The well-attended monthly coffee mornings allow neighbours to meet up and are a great way to ensure that people moving to the village are welcomed into to the community. Each year there are usually additional events such as 'Soup & Pud’ lunches, quiz nights, plant sales, a summer village picnic and the annual Christmas Carol concert. With such a small building, the social distancing requirement due to the Covid pandemic would be impossible to achieve and has meant that we have not been able to re-open for any events since March 2020. Instead the village hall has been used as a place for quiet study for young people from one family in the village while they undertake home schooling. Tables and chairs have been made available to equip temporary home offices and have been loaned to the local library to help them to put on free outdoor events. The planned ‘Open Gardens’ fundraising event in June 2021, which is centred around the village hall, has been postponed due to concerns about what social restrictions may still be in place, so the government grant of £10,000 has been an especially welcome source of income to cover our running costs. Whilst it has not been possible to have any events at the village hall, the social bonds that have been made as a result of its existence have enabled our community to support each other throughout this challenging year. This has mean that meals are prepared and shared with those living alone, shopping and prescription orders collected and it has even been possible to have village ‘Curry Nights' where due to the number of households ordering, a restaurant in York has been able to justify delivering takeaways so far from town. If anything, this pandemic has demonstrated the true value of our village hall and we hope that it will not be too long before we are able to open its doors again and welcome everyone inside to a celebration of our community.,
Pateley Bridge & Bewerley Memorial Hall
Built in the 1960s to commemorate the servicemen and women of the local area who served in WWI or WWII. The hall hosts a wide range of activities such as tea dances, indoor bowling and regular film nights. The hall also hosts visiting theatrical and musical productions.
Preston Community Hall
We are a rural location and our hall is at the heart of the community. The hall was erected on it’s present site in 1956 having previously been a church at another location. The hall was refurbished in 2012. We look forward to re-opening when we can resume various activities and classes plus our monthly film shows. The hall is also used as a polling station and monthly Parish Council meetings. We have full disabled facilities and offer a 22 bay car park.
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Rainton with Newby Village Hall
The hub of village life, Rainton Village Hall stands proudly as a landmark, over- looking one of the lush greens in the centre of our small, North Yorkshire village. Normally a hive of activity, the hall is now empty and silent because of the Covid-19 pandemic that suddenly stopped everything in its tracks March 2020. The hall is used by a variety of groups and organisations including the indoor bowls club who are part of a local league, the village garden club for their monthly meetings and an annual produce show that brings all the village together. It’s also host to yoga and zumba classes, a weekly knit & natter group, parish council meetings and Sunday church services. As well as regular bookings, the hall is used for a number of other village events where the community come together and celebrate occasions such as Royal weddings and Jubilees. With the first lockdown back in March 2020, the village hall like all other halls across the country closed. At the time we thought it would be just a few months, but as time went on we realised we might be closed for longer. With this in mind, the village hall management committee decided that it was the ideal time to carry out some much-needed work to the building, both inside and out! A real team effort that has brought the community together with a positive effect during these troubled times. Thanks to the many volunteers and committee members that have given their time and worked so hard to transform what was a cold and damp old hall, into a warm, cosy hall that can be enjoyed by the village for many years to come Once the hall is open again, we look forward to welcoming back out regular groups, but the committee are also thinking of other ways to maximise the hall’s use.
Ravensworth Village Hall
Closed due to COVID. The Hall is grade 2 listed, previously it was the village school . Consultation with local residents in National Village Hall week 2020 provided direction and confirmation to upgrade the Hall. The Hall now has new disability toilets, new kitchen, insulated walls and painted throughout It is the only community venue in the village. We look forward for the community to be able to utilise and celebrate the opening of the “new” hall.
Sacred Heart Church Hall. Hornsea
The church hall has been open since 1967 and used by the parish and wider community. As a parish resource it is used weekly for tea & coffee after Sunday mass, for parish meetings and events, for fundraising activities (BBQ,, Lenten lunches, meals, quiz nights, etc). It is all so available for the community to hire and currently hosts Hornsea Art Society, 4 art classes, an embroidery group, 2 line dancing classes, children’s dance classes, an evangelical church service, birthday parties, events for Hornsea Arts Festival and other occasional uses. We have invested in improvements and continue to do so so that we can continue to be a popular centre in our town.
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Sancton Village Hall
Originally built as the Youth Hall in the 1960’s, the hall closed in the 1990’s. Following fund-raising and refurbishment the hall re-opened in 2012. It now provides quizzes, coffee mornings, film club, craft group and the table tennis group Sancton Smashers, as well as regular community events and a venue for hire for villagers and trainers. In lockdown the hall was made covid-19 secure and will re-open with a new heating system and antiviral hand driers.
Sessay Village Hall
We live in a very small rural community in North Yorkshire with no shop, post office or pub so our Village Hall is essentially the “heart” of it. Before the pandemic the hall was the meeting place for everything from School concerts to the Community cafe also including an art club, WI and training place for the First Responders. One of the main features is that the hall also provided sporting facilities and a bar. The community is very sport orientated as we have extremely successful men’s cricket teams who have competed at Lords four times in the final of The National Village Knockout, winning it twice, a Ladies Cricket team who also competed in the final of the National ladies championship, not to mention numerous children’s teams. The hall is also home to the Bowls club and the men’s and Ladies darts teams. We also miss our Church lunches, family quizzes and other events. We can’t wait for restrictions to be lifted so that we can all resume our varied interests.
Settle Victoria Hall
The World’s Oldest Music Hall
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Snape Village Institute
Snape Institute stands in the heart of the village on the village green. It was built in 1885 by Edith Milbank in memory of her father, Mark Vane Milbank, and grandfather, Mark Milbank both of whom had lived at Thorp Perrow. The main hall and kitchen, which was the reading room and lecture hall in the original building, were later extended to the east, to add a billiard room, by Sir William Grey in 1905. Since then various alterations have been made to bring the hall up to date. It comprises one main room, kitchen and toilets. Original features still remain giving the hall an arts and crafts period feel. There is also a garden on three sides of the building which incorporates the Memorial Garden with a stone brought from the bombed Houses of Parliament by Sir Leonard Ropner after WW2. The stone records the dead of WW1 and WW2. The hall has recently been refurbished to improve the heating and decoration and to offer a kitchen up to a commercial standard. The building is licensed to hold 120 people seated and up to a maximum of 160 people unseated. Except for the Covid19 pandemic, a range of regular exercise classes are held weekly – yoga, keep fit, circuit training and Zumba. Weekly, the Table Tennis Group and Carpet Bowls Group hold sessions. The Snape Garden Club, Snape Local History Group and Snape Textiles Group each hold a programme of meetings throughout the year. Normally the hall would be open for private bookings. It is an ideal venue for wedding and general parties along with other types of events. There is a sound system with hearing loop and the building is licensed for the playing of live and recorded music. The Committee is currently considering the installation of wifi. A range of fund raising and social events are normally organised by the Committee throughout the year including the very popular Snape 15k and Fun Run held in September. The Committee also runs a 100 Club Draw, with 3 prizes per month, to raise funds for the Institute. The hall is the main hub in the life of this rural and very picturesque North Yorkshire village. The Committee hopes that once lockdown is over they can return to hosting and organising the wide range of events which serve the needs of the parish population and beyond
South Milford WI Hall
South Milford WI Hall is owned and maintained by South Milford Women's Institute. The land for the hall was donated to South Milford WI in 1950, to be used by the WI for it’s own purposes and for the benefit of the village and rural life in the surrounding area. The hall is run as a community building by the committee and is well used by a number of local groups, as well as South Milford pre-school. It is also made available to the general community on evenings and weekends for one-off parties and events. By 2006 South Milford WI had reduced in numbers and the WI members were struggling to maintain the building. In order to prevent the loss of this important community asset, a large group of young mums in the village joined the WI, in order to keep it going and save the building and the pre-school in the process. At this present time (during lockdown), the pre-school is the only group using the hall but we very much look forward to welcoming back all of our other hirers as soon as COVID restrictions ease.
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Stamford Bridge Village Hall
This Hall was founded in 1957, serving the community well as a place to exercise, entertain, play, celebrate and socialise and has been well used by organisations and individuals from many parts of the country. As we are rapidly developing digital media facilities in the Hall, the usage has become ever wider and more varied. Our hopes for the future are to carry on doing just the same as we always have because places like this are vital to communities, especially ours which is rural.
Stockton on the Forest Village Hall
Stockton on the Forest Village Hall, near York, was established in the late 1940s and rebuilt in the early 1970s by the community for the community. It is run by a committee of volunteer trustees and is home to many village groups including, but not exclusively, the WI, Parent & Toddler Group, History Society, Gardening Club and Drama Group. Sadly due to the Covid pandemic the hall has been closed to most of the community over the past year but has provided a useful venue for some training events and for the NHS when they needed it. We are very much looking forward to the day when we can fully open again and welcome back all the social activities that our village thrives on, along with bookings for celebrations, dances and business functions.
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Sutton Upon Derwent Village Hall
Our hall is in East Yorkshire between Pocklington and York, built in 1939 by the local vicar it contiues o serve this small rural village. The hall is modern and well equipped . It house s the Post Office and provided PE and Drama space for the local Primary school. We have managed to cope with Covid and have been well supported by the local authority. Looking forward to providing our facilities to the village in 2021, with Badminton, Indoor bowls, Pilates etc. As well as lots of family celebration's and fund raising events.
Terrington Village Hall
Terrington Village Hall & Recreation Ground lies in the small, rural village of Terrington in the Howardian Hill AONB in North Yorkshire, 16 miles north of York. Terrington Village Hall & Recreation Ground formed from the amalgamation of two separate charities; Terrington Village Hall, and Terrington Recreation Ground. Up to the amalgamation in 1997, each of the two separate charities had their own separate management committees and were not formally connected. The current Village Hall building was built in 1994. The old Village Hall had got into a bad state of repair and grants were not available for renovations. Although the building was still suitable for quite a number of events, there was no scope for adaptation. The Village Hall committee called an open meeting, and the decision was made to negotiate the sale of the building and to proceed with the building of a new one with better facilities on some land within the boundaries of the Recreation Ground. The committee visited many other halls in the area to obtain ideas on a suitable design, and an architect was briefed to prepare plans. The villagers were again invited to an open meeting when the proposed plans were presented and accepted. The foundation stones were laid in March 1994, and the Hall was opened in August 1994. The original tender for the building was £164,000, and after purchasing new tables, chairs, crockery, trolleys etc. the total cost of the new hall was around £170,000. There is a committee/meeting room, a lounge bar and main hall that has a capacity of up to 250 guests. There is a large functional kitchen and the main hall has flexible staging, a stage lighting rig, and a wall mounted sound system. Outside, the recreation ground contains a full-sized football pitch and we have two hard-surface tennis courts and a small playground. There are two changing rooms for use when there is a football match and each changing room has its own shower-block.
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We are looking forward and are full of hope for the future. We are looking to make further improvements to our tiny hall in the hope it will appeal to more hirers
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Tholthorpe Village Hall
Tholthorpe Village Hall sits on the picturesque village green in this small North Yorkshire community. It is very much at the heart of the village with all events and fundraising centred around it. The hall underwent a massive refurbishment in the year 2000 making it the modern facility it is today - and the trustees are constantly updating it. Latterly a new kitchen was fitted along with modern windows and a new heating system. And looking to the future we are looking to an extension to further its potential for hiring out. Our main events are the annual full accredited 10K race which sets off from the village every September and attracts more than 500 runners, our midsummer ‘Tholfest’ - and the annual panto. Once dubbed the ‘smallest panto in Britain’ by BBC Radio 2, the panto utilises the tiny space we have to the maximum - our last performance of Aladdin even featured a spectacular flying carpet! Pre-covid we were also running a variety of classes and hosting rentals - and we are now keeping everything crossed that they all return to us at some point in 2021.
Thornton le Dale
Opened 1938, we are one of the last pre-war brick built VHs in the country. Now in need of an upgrade and refurb to current legislation and regs, we are launching a huge community fundraising campaign at our Open Day on 2nd October. This to inc a comprehensive display of the draft Plans (inc sustainable source energy ideas) to start a 1 month community consultation. An exhibition will chart a history timeline of our VH from 1930s parchment plans, old documents and memorabilia, and on up to current groups and activities. We are working much more closely with other village organisations inc Community Hub, Christmas Lights, and local groups and businesses in our efforts to provide a corporate legacy for current and future generations through the life of our village hall.
Tockwith Village Hall
Built as a school in 1870. Used as a village Hall from 1972 when a new school was built on another village site. Originally rented from Harrogate Borough Council, it was purchased for the continued use of the local community by Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council. It is now managed under a charitable deed of trust by a volunteer board of trustees. The hall has been maintained and updated with support from the Parish Council and several grants from the borough council and Landfill Communities grant bodies. The hall is hired out to community groups, small local businesses and to individuals for party hire, fundraising events and also for Public Meetings. Before lockdown the following groups were using the hall regularly: WEEKLY An under 5’s group, Yoga, Art group, craft club, Line dancing, Dance for fitness - Wiggle and Giggle, Dramatic society ages from 8+ to 70+ Badminton, Choir, Community Hub, Boxercise for Fitness. MONTHLY USERS Craft club, Tea Dance AS REQUIRED First Responder
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Topcliffe & Asenby Village hall
– Topcliffe and Asenby – are separated by the River Swale and are actually located in different local authority areas: Topcliffe is located in Hambleton District and Asenby is in the Harrogate District. But these divides have not created any barriers to local people, who have worked tirelessly to maintain their joint village hall. The two rural villages located approximately four miles from Thirsk. Topcliffe has approximately 350 residents in 140 households and Asenby 300 residents in 120 households. In addition, residents and military personnel based at Alanbrooke Barracks, which is located within Topcliffe Parish, are current or potential users of the village hall. The village hall, which stands in a central location on Front Street, Topcliffe, is operated by a voluntary management committee made up of local residents. The committee is well-established and has a proven track record of organising and staging a range of successful social events which involve and engage the local community. After more than sixty years Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall is still going from strength to strength. The hall is an excellent example of inter-village cooperation. It is a valuable resource for both villages…and many other users from surrounding communities. In 2014 the Village Hall Committee decided that major improvements to the village hall would be desirable in order to update the toilet facilities, maximise the space for community activities, ensure full access for people with disabilities and improve the external appearance of the building. The declared objective was to provide a modern, spacious and accessible village hall which meets the needs of current user groups and encourages the development of further activities. The Village Hall Committee launched a major fundraising campaign. Around £15,000 was in the kitty and available as a contribution to the task ahead. That amount was increased when a “Buy a Brick in the Hall” fund raising scheme was launched. This proved very popular and successful, raising a further £4,000. Simultaneously, a major campaign was started to raise cash via grants and an amazing £130,000 was raised from a wide range of regional and national charitable organisations. Once the new construction work was completed, a range of additional improvements to the existing facilities – the main hall and meeting rooms - got underway, including new lighting, electrical work, refurbishment of the excellent dance floor, redecoration and installation on an audio-visual system. Once the improvements were completed, we erected a large commemorative plaque featuring the names of everyone – individuals and organisations - who supported us so that their contribution is recorded for posterity. The official opening was performed by Thirsk-based Vet, Peter Wright, who co-stars in the "Yorkshire Vet" series on Channel 5, and he was ably assisted by Nellie Ascough, who at 96, was believed to be the oldest resident of both Topcliffe and Asenby villages at the time. By the end of 2016 the village hall committee had spent nearly £150,000 on the improvement project. This massive investment has ensured that the villages of Topcliffe & Asenby have a much-improved facility that locals and other users of our village hall can enjoy, appreciate and be proud of. The Coronavirus pandemic has curbed the activities of the village hall, but once we are able to get up and running again the Village hall Committee look forward to a very positive and successful future.
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Upperthong Village Hall
Built in 1837, Upperthong Village Hall started its life as a day school, teaching scholars in reading, writing and even accounts. However, its remit stretched beyond education, providing a centre for local business transactions and, over the years, much-needed accommodation for preachers. Some 40 years later, the Hall became the venue the Community’s Sunday School. Central heating was installed and in 1907 a small amount of building work created a porch to the rear of the building, creating the space we enjoy today. For over 180 years, the Hall has provided shelter, education, and a strong central point to draw together the community of Upperthong and its surrounding areas. It holds a key place in the heart of village life and in good times and bad, the events held at the Hall continue to remind us of the importance of this beautiful venue. Upperthong Village Hall is a facility which is held in trust for the benefit of the villagers, despite these hard times for all and with the Village facing significant hardship as it currently takes around £7,000 pa to maintain the Hall we have used our spirit to rally together as a committee and a community and think of new and innovative ways of fundraising. Our regular comedy night was cancelled in March due to the first lockdown, however we did manage to squeeze in a socially distanced COVID-secure comedy night, in the brief period that the hall did re-open. Many of those that had originally bought tickets in March, but were unable to attend in September, kindly donated their ticket money, which raised around £450 - just in donations! What a wonderful community we all live in! Whilst we were unable to hold our favourite event of the year, the Christmas Carol concert, some of you may have been fortunate enough to hear HD9 Brass Band on the night it should have been on, for some quick in-promptu socially distanced carols. We were undeterred with other Christmas events. The virtual Christmas Market, the Children’s bauble competition and the amazing Countdown to Christmas virtual advent raffle were all hugely successful and enjoyed by many. They could not have been hosted without the support of our wonderful community and the generosity of so many local businesses. We all did our best to find some fun in ‘new normal’ way of doing things and we have managed to raise nearly £2750 with just these Christmas events. Our latest virtual event is a Beer, Nuts and Pub Quiz night (virtual) with some fantastic small businesses in Huddersfield. With every £1 profit made is matched by the One Community Foundation. A tough year doing the best we can and also using the time to do some much needed work including a new door and almost new windows.
Upperthong Village Hall
Built in 1837, Upperthong Village Hall started its life as a day school, teaching scholars in reading, writing and even accounts. However, its remit stretched beyond education, providing a centre for local business transactions and, over the years, much-needed accommodation for preachers. Some 40 years later, the Hall became the venue the Community’s Sunday School. Central heating was installed and in 1907 a small amount of building work created a porch to the rear of the building, creating the space we enjoy today. This year has seen the return of events, comedy nights and the introduction of our monthly Makers Markets that have been a fantastic edition to the hall supporting local small businesses. As well as new windows and re-decorating. It’s been a great year and we hope to continue this into 2022.
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Walton Village Hall Wetherby
Walton Village Hall stands at the western entrance to a village of some 200 residents. It was built in 1847 as the village school and became a village hall in the 1930s. Regular activities before current restrictions included classes and exhibitions by a local art group, children’s parties (a playground adjoins) and community and church events. We have recently hosted a school holiday club which thankfully has been able to carry on through the pandemic providing activities for local primary school children. We are planning to build an extension to provide improved toilet facilities including facilities for the disabled.
Weaverthorpe Village Hall
Welcome to “The Chicken Shed” as it was known in days gone by. At the place now occupied by the village hall there stood the old village school next to old school masters house that is still in place. Sir Tatton Sykes, of Sledmere, had three schools built, one each at Garton on the wolds, Wetwang and Weaverthorpe. The two former school buildings still exist and although extended and altered are still used for their original intention. The old school at Weaverthorpe was constructed in 1849 and was called the Lady Sykes School. Due to its location adjacent to the then active Gypsey Race it suffered from the ravages of damp and was condemned in 1909, A new school being built and opened in 1912 near to St Andrews church in the centre of the village. The building remained and was acquired by the ‘women’s institute’ in 1938 and one assumes it was demolished in the early 1960’s and replaced with the existing village hall structure. We have often thought of aspiring to a new hall but we along with many of our users do love the character of this one and it has become a centre for many well loved community events.
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Whixley Village Hall
Whixley Village Hall is at the hub of the community. It’s the central venue for events and activities throughout the year and hosts a wide range of activities including Badminton, Bridge, Quiz Nights, Dances, Film Club, Village Panto, Yoga, Fitness, Dance classes and many other events booked by local residents.
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Wilberfoss Community Centre
Wilberfoss Community is relatively new, having been purpose-built in 1999. It has had a number of upgrades over the years and was thriving before being forced to close due to COVID. We’re extremely positive and hopeful about the future, having welcomed a number of new trustees to the committee. In addition, as soon as we can open the Centre will be the new home of a Martial Arts Academy. We look forward to welcoming the return of our regular users, some of whom have been with us since opening in 1999.
Wrelton Village Hall
A small village hall and playground which serves a rural village community in North Yorkshire. The hall committee arrange a range of functions - music, barn dances etc to provide a focus for the village. The hall is also hired out for a variety of classes and community groups as well as private functions.
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