The defibrillatorAED) in the telephone box near the Village Hall is up and running. The code for access to the AED cabinet is C2589X, but before using it, a call should always be made to the emergency services. They will be able to give out the code if needed, as well as mobilise the ambulance service.
PLEASE NOTE the defibrillator needs to be used in conjunction with CPR. It will not save a life on its own. If you don't know how to do CPR, there are frequent, excellent Heartstart courses run by Oundle Rotary Club (www.oundle.info.) There have been two recent Heartstart courses in Glapthorn, giving basic first aid training, including an insight into how the AED works. However, anyone who needs it will be able to use the device from instructions given by the machine itself.
Hire the Hall
To check availability, and request a booking of the village hall, please visit see calendar, by using the link below: or, you may request your booking by email to Glapthornvhbooking@gmail.com or telephone 01832 274963.
The Hall is now equipped with wi-fi, an overhead projection system and an electronically controlled dropdown screen. Contact the Hire Office for information.
Hire charges & conditions of hire
Village Hall Hire Charges Information sheet revised January 2019
Conditions of hire, Village Hall, January 2019 (PDF, 35 Kb)
Revised Conditions of Hire January 2019
In an effort to ensure the white linen village hall tablecloths are kept in pristine condition and ready for use, a decision has been made for them to be available only by hire at a cost of £10 per cloth (to cover professional cleaning costs). Anyone interested in hiring the cloths should call Jeff Knowles on 01832 274963.
Village Hall Management Committee
Nick Knowles – Chairman 07802 736192
Liz Barnish – Secretary 0333 0062730
Alan Barnish – Treasurer 0333 0062730
Roger Bettley 01832 205085
Shindo Bettley 01832 205085
Jeff Knowles 01832 272215
We currently have a vacancy for a Trustee; let us know if you would like to join us.
The Village Hall is a charitable trust and will hold the 2019 Annual General Meeting on 17th April open to all individuals and organisations in the Parish. The latest AGM Minutes, Accounts (2017 & 2018) and 2018 Annual Report are:
Agenda, Village Hall AGM, 2019 (MS Word, 31 Kb)
Village Hall AGM 2019 - Agenda
Minutes, Village Hall AGM, 2018-04-12 (PDF, 23 Kb)
Minutes of Village Hall AGM held on 12th April 2018
Accounts, Village Hall, 2017 (PDF, 91 Kb)
Village Hall Accounts for year ending December 2017
Financial Statement, Village Hall, 2018 (PDF, 65 Kb)
Village Hall financial statement 2018
Annual Report, Village Hall, 2018 (PDF, 140 Kb)
Village Hall annual report 2018
Fund raising is essential to maintain the Village Hall. What better way to do that than having a fundraising funnight? On 2nd June we had great fun and raised over £1000 for the upkeep of the Hall. Thanks to everyone who came and joined in.
On 28th October, we co-hosted, with the Best Village Group, Glapthorn's first History Day. This well received social event was also a great money raiser for the Village Hall. £200 was raised towards the upgrading of our heating system.