Village Hall

The Village Hall has just installed, in August 2017, two new pieces of play equipment on the grassy space behind the hall. Look at the pictures below to see the before and after. Our plan is to add two more items - a Trim Trail for kids and a Flying Saucer - in 2018. We thank those who took part in the survey to find out your views about the Play Area. Your responses were very positive and encouraged  and helped us in applying for grants to fund this work. We are currently applying to the National Lottery Awards For All programme to fund the next phase.

The Hall is used by the local community, and can also be hired by the general public or by business organisations. Potential customers are encouraged to come and talk to us about their needs or get in touch via e-mail info@eastharlsey.com It is ideal for business meetings, social and charity functions, private parties, children’s entertainment, drama performances and private hirings such as birthdays, retirements and a host of other activities. With three halls, a Bar and a large outside area, this hall offers many opportunities.

This is also proving very popular as a Wedding Venue where you can choose your own decorations, formal or informal dining, a marquee on outside space and make it your own special place.  If it is a family affair, the Play Area adds extra fun. A fully stocked Bar (extended in 2017) can be provided to complete the arrangements. Look at the pages of Pictures and Special Occasions for more ideas for using the space.





                     


 
 

   

Situated at the centre of the main street, the Village Hall is a fantastic building to see. It was built in 1938 by the then leading village family, the Constantines - so 2013 was the hall's 75 Anniversary. It is worth a visit just to look around! In the last 10 years the villagers have raised funds and grants to refit the kitchen with modern facilities, completely modernise the toilet area including disabled facilities and baby changing, refurbish the rooms backstage and renew the very fine wooden floors. The next project will be to install new play equipment. This is the main centre for village activities. The Hall is run by a Management Committee who organise regular activities for social and fundraising purposes. See under Booking Information for a leaflet about the hall or to download a Booking Form. The newly refurbished Mowbray Room (formerly the Snooker Room and Bar) was formally opened by Aytor Karanka, ex-Manager of Middlesbrough FC and East Harlsey resident, after the Village Hall Annual Meeting on Thursday 9 March. A crowd of about 50 local people enjoyed drinks and refreshments. See some pictures on the Home page of this website.


 
                 
 
The Village Hall Committee  meets once a month to manage the hall's activities and maintenance.
The current members are as follows but new volunteers are always welcome either to join the committee or just to help at various events.
 
Richard Martin (Chairman), Salli Dunwell (Secretary), Paul Buckingham (Treasurer), Marion Archer, Syd Bailey, Mike Smith, Paul Sanderson, Leah Wilson, Gill Selby, Ian and Cheryl Hodgson, Rob Harris, Linda Stephens and Cat Lane.
 
You can also find us on Facebook See pictures there of recent events or notices of forthcoming activities.
 
The Village Hall Caretaker and Bookings Person is Hazel Dixon who lives in the Village Hall Cottage and can be contacted on 01609 882211 for bookings, or e-mail info@eastharlsey.com Call Marion Archer for wedding information on 01609 882420. 
See below for more information and to download a copy of the Booking Form.