Welcome to Harwell Village Hall!
COVID-19 Emergency – Status
Harwell Village Hall status as Thuesday 4th May 2021
The hall has been open since 12th April in line with Step 2 of the Government Guidance, however, as per the latest guidelines, this initial opening is to be only for supervised children’s activities (not parties) and parent and child groups for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number).
Some adult activities, such as indoor exercise classes, will be allowed restart when we reach Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap, currenlty planned for 17th May.
We have reviewed the guidlines and for the time being, children’s parties and other gatherings where social distancing would be hard to maintain, will not be allowed until Step 4 of the Roadmap, i.e. no earlier than 21st June 2021.
We hope that the current timeline for coming out of the lockdown continues on track as laid out by the government’s plan and that all restrictions will be lifted on 21st June. We are tentatively taking bookings for all activities from that time with the caveat that this date could be moved back if there is a setback in the battle against Covid.
We will give a further update once we have more information.
4th May 2021
About our halls
Ours is a vibrant and well-used Village Hall, originally built in the late 1920s and situated in the heart of Harwell village in the Thames Valley, Oxfordshire, just a few minutes from Didcot.
The hall is the focus of many groups from the village and the surrounding area who meet weekly or monthly in either the Orchard or Cherry Hall for a variety of pursuits including fitness and dance for both young and old, Arts and Crafts, Woodturners, Harwell WI, Short Mat Bowls, various clubs for toddlers and young children such as Fun Club, our youth theatre group Gobo Theatre and the Harwell Parish History Group. It is also the local Polling Station and the Parish Council have an office by the foyer entrance.
The hall is available to individuals to hire for adult or children’s parties as well as other social events. A registered charity, we are funded by the revenue from this hire which is used to cover the cost of insurance, repairs, heating, etc.
For our latest events click here.
Village Hall Redevelopment Project
We have just completed a £1.3million project to extend and refurbish the Village Hall and I am sure you will agree it looks splendid! For details of how we did it, take a look at the Hall Redevelopment Project pages.
In 2010 the Village Hall Committee of Trustees began to explore possible options both to refurbish and extend the Hall or, move to a new site and build a new facility.
Extensive surveys were done of the usage, both current and future and the requirements were carefully defined. After thorough
investigation, risk analysis and consultation with the village, a decision was made: we would remain on the existing site, extend the main hall and refurbish the existing hall!
Our Hall Redevelopment Project pages give details of the approved plans and describe how we are raising funds to realise our goal.
If you would like to help or become a trustee of our hall then please contact us for more information.