Husthwaite Village Hall

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Husthwaite Village Hall is the community centre of the village.  The new hall opened it’s doors in January 2014 and we think it’s a fantastic replacement for the old hall which holds a cherished position in the heart of the community.

The new hall has been built thanks to the generous support of the Big Lottery and other funds. It has excellent facilities and will be able to cater for most needs. The main hall can seat up to 120; the committee room is suitable for smaller meetings and small groups. The kitchen is available for tea and coffee and also has the facilities for large events. We have a licensed bar which is run in conjunction with many of our events. Check the Facilities page for full details.

There already a number of activities planned in the hall some have carried over from the old hall and others are new.

Our programme of events will cover theatre, music, film, comedy, quizzes, exercise activities, table tennis, short mat bowls and almost anything the community wants. We will be running a café, The Apple Tree café, once a month with the potential to increase the frequency if there is demand.

The regular clubs which meet in the hall include the Orchard Village Club, The Book Exchange , the Gardening Club, the Film Club and the History Society.

We hope that you will visit our hall to take part in some of the activities or hire it for your own purposes.

Husthwaite Village Hall is a registered charity which is governed by it’s trust deed and a supplementary deed. 

We were very luck to receive a significant grant from the Big Lottery to help us build the hall. However, the funding was not really about building a hall, it was about creating a facility in the community for people to meet and socialise. 

As part of the business plan which we put together to support our lottery bid, we agreed 4 outcomes for the new hall to be successful:

Outcome 1

Local residents will be better motivated to organise and participate in inter-generational activities, thus improving community spirit.

Outcome 2

Social events and well-being activities will reduce isolation and improve health and community cohesion for local residents, especially older people.

Outcome 3

Teenagers, school leavers and anyone leaving education without work will develop improved life skills and employability prospects

Outcome 4

Young children will improve their earliest social skills, and locally-delivered peer group support will alleviate the isolation of parents.

We also think that it is really important that we have a set of values which help guide how we manage the hall and activities on behalf of the community. The values that we have developed as a committee are as follows:


To work effectively as a team to achieve the goals of the Village Hall Committee

  • - By having clearly articulated common goals
  • - Playing to the strengths of individuals on the committee
  • - Having your opinions respected and respecting the opinions of others
  • - Being supportive of each other and maintaining a united public profile
  • - Discuss issues openly in a challenging but sensitive way
  • - Critique given in  a constructive and not personal manner


To ensure that Husthwaite Village Hall Committee is run in a professional and organised manner

  • - Having appropriate processes and protocols to meet the standards of compliance and governance of a reputable charity
  • - Having a financial plan which ensures the village hall is self-sustainable
  • - Members of the Village Hall Committee will operate in a professional and ethical manner


Position the village hall as a resource for the entire Husthwaite community

  • - Providing a diverse programme of events that represents the interests of the whole community
  • - Ensuring people are made welcome at events in the village hall
  • - By having diverse representation on the Village Hall Committee
  • - Making it easy for people to access and attend events

Community Enhancement

Using the village hall to support the development of Husthwaite and the local community


  • - Encouraging community spirit to get involved and develop the community as a whole
  • - Understand the needs and requirements of the community
  • - Using diverse methods of communication to engage with the whole community
  • - Making the village hall a hub for the community and the organisations within it

The new hall is available for a range of events and activities with a broad range of facilities available to accommodate these. Access is at street level and the hall has two disabled parking spaces outside the front door. The building has under-floor heating powered by an air source heat generator.


We have wifi available throughout the hall, connected to Superfast Broadband.

Main Hall

The main hall is light and spacious and is designed to be flexible in how it can be used. At 14.5m by 9m, it is available with or without a stage. The maximum stage space available is 31.25m2 and this can be assembled in a flexible way anywhere within the hall to fit the requirements of different events. Height to the rigging is maximum 3.2m.

The hall is able to accommodate 120 people in a theatre style layout or 108 seated at tables. The standing capacity is 160. We have invested in the acoustics of the main hall and have lighting and sound to meet most needs. Tables and chairs are available as required.

There is an integrated ceiling projector and permanent super size screen suitable for screening films & presentations direct from a laptop or DVD player.

A hearing loop is being installed in the main hall and will be available from April.

Committee Room

The committee room is available as a meeting room or for a small activity. The room is 7.4m by 4m and is suitable for smaller groups of up to 30 people depending on seating arrangements.


The kitchen is equipped with two hobs and ovens, a microwave, fridge freezer and a dishwasher. Plates, mugs, glasses and cutlery are available. There is a boiler installed which provides instant hot water for teas and coffees.

hire husthwaite village hall

Hall Hire

Hourly Rates

Village Users


Main Hall

Committee Room


Sunday to Friday








Non-village users


Main Hall

Committee Room


Sunday to Friday








£20 fee for use of kitchen when food is being prepared and served.

Please contact the Bookings Secretary:

Sheila Mowatt

01347 868196

07836 721775

Please contact Sheila Mowatt for all information on bookings.



Husthwaite Village Hall is a charity, managed in line with the requirements of its Trust Deed.

The Trust Deed specifies that Husthwaite Parish Council is the Custodian Trustee.

The Committee is to consist of 4 Managing Trustees, a representative of the Parish Council and up to four co-opted members.

 Managing Trustees  
Lynn Colton  Co-Chair
Sheila Mowatt  Co-Chair
 Co-opted Members  
Liz Walton  
Steve Broughton  Treasurer
Annabel Kennedy  
Simon Eedle  
Gill Allanson
 Parish Council Representative  
Carol Fenwick


Downloadable Documents

Booking Form July 2017
Husthwaite_Village _Hall_Business_Plan
July Update

VH Minutes

VH Minutes_Dec2016
VHC_AGM_Oct 2016_Draft
Minutes_July_ 2016
Minutes June 2016
November 2015
AGM 26th October 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
Trustees Annual Report (AGM 2014)
Annual Accounts (AGM 2014)
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2104
September 2014
Treasurer's Report August 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
Treasurer's Report April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
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July 2013
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November 2012
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July 2012
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January 2011