Welcome to Harwell Village Hall!
COVID-19 Emergency – Status
Harwell Village Hall status as Thursday 25th February 2021
Following the latest announcement from the government about the Easing of Lockdown, the hall will re-open no earlier than 12th April.
In line with Step 2 of the Government Guidance, this initial opening is likely to be only for some children’s activities and more details will be provided nearer the time.
We still require clarity around when some adult activities may restart, such as exercise classes, as these may not be possible until Step 3, i.e. no earlier than 17th May.
Of course, we hope that the current timeline for coming out of the lockdown happens as laid out by the government’s plan and that all restrictions will be lifted on 21st June. We can tentatively take 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.
24th February 2021
Harwell Village Hall status as Wednesday 6th January 2021
Following the announcement from the government about the third lockdown, the Village Hall is now closed from Wednesday 6th January 2021. Our reopening is dependent on the outcome of the next Government review, due in mid February and we will let you know as soon as possible about reopening on this website.
If you have a booking with us in January or February, you will be contacted by Amy, our Bookings Administrator.
We will continue to take bookings from 1st March but these will be subject to the lockdown being lifted on or before that date, and dependent on what restrictions remain in place once it has been lifted.
6th January 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.