Whaddon village hall Hall 3

Whaddon Village Hall

The front of the Hall

Whaddon village hall in snow

Whaddon Village Hall

The Hall in snow

Whaddon village hall Hall 2

Whaddon Village Hall

Inside the new hall

Whaddon village hall Hall 1

Whaddon Village Hall

Inside the new hall

Whaddon playground

Whaddon Recreation Ground

Part of the playground

WHADDON VILLAGE HALL

Updated Thursday 21 January 2021

Whaddon's Village Hall was actually built in the 19th century as the Village School, and became the Village Hall after the school closed in the 1960s. At that time a modern extension was added to the rear of the building. It was refurbished completely in 2013-2014. The hall and recreation ground is owned by the Parish Council and managed by a Trust on behalf of the village.

IMPORTANT The hall is still closed following Government guidelines relating to protecting everyone from Coronavirus. It will remain so until further notice, BUT the Recreation Ground and Playground will remain open; HOWEVER, they must be used in line with Government guidance.

The address is 125 Church Street, Whaddon SG8 5RY.

 

Hall bookings in the next few days

  • We are delighted to report that two new Trustees have been elected. Our thanks to Nikki Cross and Jayne Huffer for offering their time! Our thanks to Wendy Scott, Bob Strawbridge and Amy Walker who resigned in 2020; we are most grateful to them for their service.

    There is, however, still one vacancy on the Trust so please contaact Anita Birch if you are interested in helping out.

  • Charges for hiring the Village Hall will be rising in September 2017. This is the first increase since the refurbished hall was opened in 2014 and the rates are still very favourable. The village rate will be £7 per hour and that for those outside Whaddon £11. This of course only applies to new bookings.
  • Acoustic panels have been fitted in the hall to improve the sound quality. Thanks to Pete and Steve Coningsby and their crew for their hard work. Photos below. © Karen Coningsby.
  • We hope very much you would like to book our Village Hall

    Hourly rates from September 2017 for new bookings:
    Residents of Whaddon £7 per hour
    All others £11 per hour

    Whaddon Village Hall is currently closed, following government guidelines; however we are still taking provisional bookings, although it is presently unclear when we will be allowed to reopen.

    The Hall is now a COVID Secure facility. The hire form on this web site has been updated to include special conditions that relate to the present situation, and it is ESSENTIAL that all prospective hirers read this before starting to make bookings.

    • The bookings over the next few days are shown after the map. For dates beyond them, use the Village Calendar to browse to see if there is space available at the time you would like to make the booking. The Village Calendar default is to view it by the week; you can use the arrows to move back and forwards by week, or you can change to the month view.
    • If the hall looks free, please contact us via whaddonhalltrust[at]whaddon.org and you will be informed formally of the availability and of the next actions you need to take.
    • These will include filling out a booking form. A fillable PDF booking form is located here: download the file and use Adobe Acrobat for best results. It is also essential in this time of coronavirus that you read and follow the hall's current COVID-19 secure risk assessment, also available at this link and pay special attention to the Special Conditions of Hire added to the booking form in July and September 2020.
    • When you have an agreed booking, instructions will be provided on how you can collect the keys.
  • The following pictures of the refurbished hall were provided by Wendy Evans, Lee Ginger, Karen Coningsby and Nigel Strudwick.
  • Download the file and use Adobe Acrobat for best results when completing fillable forms.
  • Monday 1st March 2021--online

    Meetings usually take place at 20:00 either online or in the Village Hall, on the first Monday of alternate months, but are subject to change. Agendas will be added above at the appropriate times.
  • Name Office Represents Contact
    Steve Argent
    -
    South Cambs Dog Training -
    Anita Birch
    Chair
    Parish Council 07748 908164
    Karen Coningsby
    Secretary
    St Mary’s Church 07903 884825
    Steve Coningsby
    -
    (elected) -
    Nikki Cross
    -
    (elected) -
    Peter Haselden
    Vice-Chairman/ Treasurer
    Whaddon Cricketers cricket[at]whaddon.org
    Jayne Huffer
    -
    (elected) -
    THERE IS PRESENTLY ONE VACANCY FOR AN ELECTED TRUSTEE
    Some members have consented to have their contact details given out as above. Otherwise Individual members can be contacted via whaddonhalltrust [at] whaddon.org. This is the address that should also be used for booking enquiries for the Hall.
  • The Whaddon Village Hall and Recreation Ground Trust

    Since November 2010, the Hall and Recreation Ground have been managed by a Charitable Trust, running these facilities for the village on a long lease from the PC. The Trust's Charity number is 1140851. The Trust held its first meeting on 15 November 2010, at which point its membership was confirmed and officers elected, all to hold office until its first AGM in 2011. Charity law requires a trust such as this to have a majority of members nominated by users of the hall and rec, as well as a number of elected members. The latest report from the Trust is available on the web site here.
  • The following minutes of meetings are available; others are being added

    2016    
      8 September 2016 DRAFT PDF
      4 July 2016 PDF
      4 May 2016 PDF
      7 March 2016 PDF
      15 February 2016 PDF
      18 January 2016 PDF
    2015    
      7 December 2015 PDF
      5 October 2015 PDF
      3 August 2015 PDF
      1 June 2015 DRAFT PDF
      7 April 2015 PDF
         
    2014    
      3 November 2014 PDF
      6 October 2014 PDF
      1 September 2014 PDF
      4 August 2014 PDF
      7 July 2014 PDF
      AGM 2 June 2014 DRAFT PDF
      6 May 2014 PDF
      7 April 2014 PDF
      3 March 2014 PDF
      3 February 2014 PDF
      25 January 2014 PDF
    2013    
      3 December 2013 PDF
      4 November 2013 PDF
      8 October 2013 PDF
      2 September 2013 PDF
      6 August 2013 PDF
      1 July 2013 PDF
      4 June 2013 PDF
      AGM 21 May 2013 PDF
      21 May 2013 PDF
      6 May 2013 PDF
      2 April 2013 PDF
      5 March 2013 PDF
      4 February 2013 PDF
      7 January 2013 PDF
    2012    
      4 December 2012 PDF
      6 November 2012 PDF
      2 October 2012 PDF
      10 September 2012 PDF
      14 August 2012 PDF
      2 July 2012 PDF
      AGM 18 July 2012 PDF
      18 June 2012 PDF
      5 April 2012 PDF
      3 April 2012 PDF
      5 March 2012 PDF
      7 February 2012 PDF
  • A coffee morning will take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in the Village Hall from 10:30 to 12. All of course welcome. Cost £1.50.

    PRESENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND THE CLOSURE OF THE HALL

  • Whaddon now has a thriving Table Tennis Club.  We have two brand new tables and plenty of bats and balls.  We currently play on Tuesday nights at 20:00 in the village hall.  Please just turn up if you would like to play.  If you would like to use the tables another at any other time please book the  village hall via whaddonhalltrust [at] whaddon.org.  No extra hire cost for the tables – but please do look after them!  Any questions please contact Roger van Poortvliet, 01223 208450, r.vanpoortvliet [at] outlook.com

    PRESENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND THE CLOSURE OF THE HALL

  • The Mainly Gardening Club meets in the village hall on the third Wednesday of each month from 19:30 to 21:00. More details are available on the Community page, found under the Activities menu item.

    PRESENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND THE CLOSURE OF THE HALL

  • South Cambs Dog Training Club hold regular classes on the Recreation Ground most weekends. Visit their web site for further information.
  • Bonfitness Pilates holds regular classes in the Village Hall. Visit their web site for more information. Pilates
  • NO EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND THE CLOSURE OF THE HALL