VILLAGE HALL HIRE RATES
Main hall – £10 per hour
Committee room – £5 per hour
Kitchen (including cooker) – £10 (one-off charge)
[Prices effective from June 2017]
For bookings please contact Trudy Carr on 01653 628302.
See also Clubs and Societies for contact information.
The Village Hall lies to the east of All Saints Church.
It is built on land donated by Lady Aurea Macleod and her brother Geoffrey Howard in 1931 as their contribution to the local fund being raised for it. Building commenced in October of that year by Frank Lumley, the village builder, with joinery work being carried out by Cecil Stanley. The work cost £1,112 with about £700 being raised from fetes and other activities with the remainder coming from a grant from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. A Charitable trust was set up in 1936 to administer the hall.
The cost of running and repairing the Village Hall is funded from hire charges and from various activities organized by the Village Hall Committee. Improvement works are paid from Hall funds supplemented by various grants that are available from the local authority and other organizations. In recent years these improvements have included a new roof, central heating, disabled toilet, disabled access, new curtains, re-rendering of external brickwork and new guttering. The kitchen was completely renewed in the Spring of 2011.
The year 2011 saw the 80th anniversary of the Village Hall’s opening. This was marked with a number of events, most notably an evening of folk music and entertainment.
A meeting at short notice.
Howardian Hills and North Yorkshire Police will be holding a Rural watch and crime prevention meeting at Hovingham Village hall on the 25th April at 19:00hrs. We would like to invite those who are interested in joining / setting up a rural watch in their area or to access crime prevention advice to attend the meeting.
The May Day celebrations on Monday May 7th will open on The Green at 11 am with Swinton Band. There will be stalls around the green and in the village hall, tombola, raffle, children’s activities and refreshments. At noon the children will dance for one hour around the maypole, some of them weaving patterns with the ribbons while the younger ones do their stamping and clapping in time to the music provided by the players. At l pm the Minster Stray dancers will perform their dances, followed by the Charity Brass Band from 1:30 while all the other dancers (children and adults) learn new steps, before coming to show us what they have learned. The Charity Brass Band will round off the day at 3 pm with the raffle.
Of course the weekend starts on Saturday May 5th with the Scarecrow Trail.