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. Two more items - a Trim Trail for kids and a Flying Saucer - will be added in November thanks to a £9000 grant from the Lottery Awards for All. 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.

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 wedding receptions, birthdays, retirements and a host of other activities. With three halls, a Bar and a large outside area, this hall offers many opportunities.

The hall is 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 2018 will be the hall's 80th 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 current project is 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. In 2016 the newly refurbished Mowbray Lounge Bar (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, 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 or e-mail. 
See below for more information and to download a copy of the Booking Form.