Village Hall


The Village Hall is now OPEN; there are still some Covid-19 restrictions in line with government guidelines which are:

  • A maximum of 35 people per event
  • Masks must be worn while walking around
  • Tables of 6 people or 2 households
  • 1m + social distancing required
  • Table service only for food and drink
  • Hand sanitising on arrival and departure and use of the one way system needs to be incorporated into planned use

If you need full details of what is possible we are very happy to tailor a reply to your specific needs, however this does mean our traditional clubs can restart. Please book in the usual way :-


...or Tel: 01832 274963

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Village Hall.

New Committee Members Needed

The village hall is seeking new committee members for Treasurer and Secretary, if you would be interested in helping run this important asset for the village please contact Nick Knowles on 07802 736192.

It is not onerous, we have four meetings a year and run two fun fundraising events.

The Defibrillator

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 ( 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 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.

If you would like to HIRE the village Hall, CLICK HERE to make a booking.

Hire charges & conditions of hire

Table Cloths

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

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

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 and 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: