Important Notice - The Parish Clerk does not deal with the bookings for the village hall. The booking secretary is Pat Wood on 01530 242251
The village hall is on the Main Street next to the Bradgate public house. Originally built in wood, the present building was built in 1930 by Lindsay Everard of the well known brewing company.
In 1972 Everards granted the Parish Council a lease at a peppercorn rent provided it was managed by a competent committee.
It was refurbished in 2001 and is indeed run by a competent Committee of Representatives from many of the village organizations and headed by the Chairman, Toby Manning. He replaced Michael Upstone in 2014, and is the latest in a long list of past Chairman who have all worked extremely hard to keep the building in good repair.
The Village Hall Committee are Trustees of a Charity (Number 503283) and who operate under a Trust Deed.
A ventilation and P.A. system was installed during the summer of 2007 and is proving highly effective.
In 2013 a payphone was installed - the number is 243813
In 2016 a wireless broadband router was installed. The password is available on a notice in the rear lobby of the Hall.
Also in 2016, with financial assistance from the Gardening Club, a large screen was installed enabling the Hall to be used for slide shows, films and other similar events.
The postcode for the hall is LE6 0AE.
The Committee has adopted a Health and Safety Statement which governs use of the Village Hall.
- Health & Safety Policy Document Version 1.4 (PDF, 2 Mb)
In 2013 a Defibrillator was fitted in the entrance to the kitchen door on the side of the village hall.
It is available for all to use and has clear instructions on it.
The village hall committee also run a VETS scheme. If you would like to be one of the village VETS volunteers who are on call out to take it to a resident's home - please contact Councillor Dr. Sue Pritchard on 01530 243119
The Defibrillator is in a box in the doorway on the side entrance of the village hall. Anyone can use it. Instructions are on the box.
The village also operates an Emergency Telephone System to provide help in situations where someone needs to stay with the person experiencing the cardiac arrest. They will give help by fetching the public access defibrillator from the Hall and bring it to you.
You must also have called 999 for an ambulance as well - this is very important.
Call 01530 382 385 and one of the volunteers will collect it and come to you.
For further information contact Councillor Dr. Sue Pritchard who is the member of the village hall committee that oversees this work.
The facilities may be hired for private functions. the Bar facilities are good.