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
Conditions of Hire Nov 2019 (PDF, 36 Kb)
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
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 held the 2019 Annual General Meeting on 17th April. (The 2020 AGM is provisionally sceduled for 22nd April 2020). The latest AGM Minutes together with the 2018 Financial Statement and Annual Report are:
Fund raising is essential to maintain the Village Hall.
In order to improve the experience of all our visitors the Management Committee has recently installed acoustic panels to minimise sound reverberation and replaced the heating system throughout the hall.
The works, costing £6,800, have been made possible by generous grants from:
The National Lottery; Market Harborough Building Society; W.H. Smith Community Fund; Glapthorn Parish Council; Royal Oak Club
The fund-raising activities of the Village Hall Management Committee
The Village Hall opened in 2002 replacing the original wooden construction hall that had served the community since 1926. The new building was funded through a Community Fund award, Landfill Tax grants (Shanks & Cory Environmental Trust), Northamptonshire County Council, ENC and Pearl Assurance along with community fund raising activity. The development project was managed by the then Village Hall Committee led by Graham Sands (Chair).
A video of the Village Hall opening party, held in conjunction with the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, can be viewed via the link below: