Welcome to Harwell Village Hall!
COVID-19 Emergency – Status
Harwell Village Hall status as Tuesday 16th June 2021
The hall has been operating since 17th May in line with Step 3 of the Government Guidance which allows for some adult activities to take place, such as indoor exercise classes.
We have reviewed the latest guidance (click here to review) issued on 15th June 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.
As you know, Step 4 has been postponed from 21st June, but the government states that it expects that England will move to Step 4 on 19th July. If you had booked a party to take place before 19th July you will be contacted by Amy, our Bookings Administrator.
We hope that the current timeline for the relaxation of the rules continues on track as laid out by the government’s plan and that all restrictions will be lifted on 19th July. We are tentatively taking bookings for all activities from that date, with the caveat that some bookings may not be able to go ahead if there is a further setback in the battle against Covid.
We will give a further update once we have more information.
16th June 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.