Hemingford Abbots Village Hall

FoodHygiene1Hemingford Abbots Village Hall is a Community Building open to all. Its purpose is to provide a meeting place for the community and to provide facilities for both recreational and educational activities.

Hemingford Abbots Village Hall has been awarded a prestigious 5 star "Scores on the doors" food hygiene rating.  The 5 star award is the highest rating achievable.  The "Scores on the doors" scheme is designed to encourage food businesses to improve and maintain high standards of food hygiene and to give customers an informed choice about where they eat out and buy food.  The scheme recognises those businesses that consistently maintain high standards and comply with the law. Certificate

The Hall is a charity, Registered Charity Number 1078838.  A Management Committee of elected and appointed members, who are the Trustees of the Charity, run it on behalf of the community of Hemingford Abbots. Four committee members are elected annually and each of the user groups are entitled to appoint a representative to become a committee member.  Additional members may be co-opted to fill any skill or experience vacancies.  The officers of the charity at present are:

Chairman

Bob Penney

 

07711 657700

 

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Vice Chairman

Laura Peek

 

07716 495177

 

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Secretary

Sharon Lancaster

 

07796 334331

 

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Treasurer

Margaret Cloke

 

07787 630064

 

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Bookings

Jenny Desborough

 

07720 309992

 

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The Foyer  provides not only a "greeting" area but is an access to the Hall and Meeting Room and also the cloakroom and toilet facilities. This foyer may be used for small gatherings and leads into the main Hall through double doors.

The Main Hall is air-conditioned and is constructed in traditional style, using a mix of traditional and modern materials offering flexible meeting facilities. A hearing loop has been installed throughout to assist those with hearing difficulties.  The rentable space comprises a reception area and two internal meeting areas, all serviced by high quality kitchen, storage and toilet areas. The Main Hall is a light and airy space suitable for use in a variety of formats. It has ample room for the erection of a stage or catwalk, available for hire separately, and when used in this way can accommodate 120 people. For dining, there is seating for up to 100 people at tables, whilst allowing free circulation for table service. A sound system, portable screen and piano are also available for use.

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The Main Kitchen is well appointed, being equipped with a double electric range oven, two larder firdges plus a fridge/ freezeer, a commercial dishwashe and ample work surfaces. It is well stocked with a range of cooking pans and utensils, and crockery & cutlery to serve 120 people. The kitchen serves the main hall through serving hatches and service doors. It has been awarded 5 stars by the local Environmental Health Officer.

The Meeting Room, which is separate from the main hall and has it's own kitchen, is smaller and more intimate and can accommodate up to 30 in theatre style or a smaller number at tables. It can be used for a variety of events and is self-sufficient with it's own facilities.

The Small Kitchen serves the Meeting Room when two separate functions are in progress. It is equipped to supply light buffets and hot and cold drinks.

The Rear Gardens are accessed through double doors from the rear of the main hall which lead to a landscape that includes a large patio, pergola, lawns and shrubbery. The garden overlooks the village park on one side and on the other there is a car park, which is screened off by fencing. 

Car Park The village hall has car park, free for use by hall users and connects to the hall and gardens by a gate from the drive.

Free WiFi is available throughout the hall and the access details are available in the foyer. 

Bookings We endeavour to keep our rates low and only revise rates to reflect our actual running costs. It is our intention to offer economical meeting rates to our community and our neighbours. Therefore we operate a 2 tier pricing policy:

  • The Hemingfords and Charity Activities
    Main Hall: £10 per hour weekdays. Weekends £13 per hour before 5.00pm and £15 per hour after 5.00pm 
    Meeting Room: £6 per hour weekdays. Weekends £8 per hour.
  • Non-local Community and Commercial activities
    Main Hall: £15 per hour weekdays. Weekends £18 per hour before 5.00pm and £21 per hour after 5.00pm
    Meeting Room: £8 per hour weekdays and weekends.

The minimum let is for two hours. Staging is available at extra cost. Use of white linen tablecloths will incur extra costs for laundering.

Both rooms are available for hire from 8.00am until midnight throughout the year excepting 25th and 26th December and 1st January. Note that bookings must include a suitable period within the hire time for cleaning up the hall.

For bookings contact Jenny Desborough between 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday only on 07720 309992 or email anytime to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Address
Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, High Street, Hemingford Abbots, Cambs PE28 9AH

 

Some Popular & Regular Users of the Village Hall
Activity Contact Telephone
Art Club - Mondays Elizabeth Chandler 01480 462053
Art Club - Tuesdays Chris Brackstone 01480 469946
Bridge Club John Evans 01480 390289
Crafts Jean Billman 01480 382066
Keep Fit Classes Joyce Cartright 01480 453214
Parish Council Carole Pollock 01480 464817
Pilates Classes Alison Mount 07952 436252
Tai Chi Classes Margaret Attling 01480 496240
Whist Club Jackie Halissey 01480 465007
Women's Institute Janet Stewart 01480 462062
Village Lunch Club Audrey Wilson 01480 463197
Yoga - Mondays 7.45pm - 9.45pm John Green 01480 474807