Clifton Village Hall
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See Special Conditions for Hiring the Hall, notice in foyer and Cleaning Record Book
Clifton Village Hall description
Village Hall / Business Meeting Rooms / Party Venue
Set in its own grounds (approx 39 metres square), it has a function room (capacity for 60 people prior to Covid-19. Now 15 at 2 metre distancing, 30 at 1 metre distancing or less, depending on current guidance, type of event and those attending) and fully equipped kitchen. Immediately outside and accessed via the french doors is a patio area with two wooden benches. Also within the secure grounds we have a 25 metre by 23 metre grassed area and a generous tarmac parking area.
The village hall has:
double glazing including french doors
roman blinds on all windows except the kitchen
flexible lighting with coloured spotlights
a laminated floor
a fully functioning kitchen
a spacious entrance hall with coat hooks
a key coded lock on the front door
a good sized patio
a secure grassed area (25 m x 23 m) for outside activities
free parking for about 16 cars + unlimited roadside parking
2 marked parking spaces for people with special needs
views over the valley to Rombald's Moor
bookings made via a dedicated telephone number or e-mail
This venue is suitable for the following uses:
Within 10 metres
Yes - Medium - basic food preparation
16 rectangle tables
Other venue facilities
The village hall has one main room with a south facing aspect. The southern side is well provided with windows and a french door, admitting lots of good light. The room is much appreciated by art and craft classes. There are also windows on the northern side which provide balanced lighting conditions during daylight hours.
At night three separate areas of the room may be independently illuminated to provide the required mood and there are coloured spotlights round the edges of the room.
There is a well equipped kitchen in the north west corner with fitted cupboards and drawers and plentiful work tops. It has an electric cooker, a fridge, a hot water boiler and a kettle.
The hall is entered from the south east through a large heated entrance hall with coat hooks.
There are two unisex toilets off the entrance hall in the north east.
Hirers of the hall have the whole building to themselves during the period of hire which includes setting up time and clearing up time.
11m x 7m
28 August 2020
We have taken advantage of the Covid-19 lock down to do some necessary repair work and make some improvements.
In the main hall and the toilet area the floors have been repaired and upgraded. The walls of the main hall have been lined and insulated, the ceiling has been modernised and LED lights installed. The heaters have been replaced with more modern (and hopefully) more economical versions. So the room should be cosy and warm whatever the weather.
The colour scheme is light and bright and further lifted with orange coloured roman blinds. New, brightly coloured chairs are on order.
New unisex toilets, with modern close coupled equipment and up to date water heaters for the wash-hand basins, have been reshaped to provide a spacious entrance hall.
We hope the results will be pleasing to the eye and make the hall more user friendly. It has been completely re-decorated inside and out.
Initially the capacity of the hall will be less than it was as a result of social distancing guidance. Special conditions for hiring the hall and risk assessments for hirers have been developed. We expect this may cause a change in the usage of the hall. It may be a while before people feel able to avail themselves of the facilities but we are open for bookings from the beginning of September.
P.S. 60 Brightly coloured chairs are now in situ, 56 in the hall and 4 in the entrance lobby. When not in use the chairs in the hall store away neatly in 8 stacks of 7 at the back of the room.
Regular users of this venue:
Kitchen Taps Appalachian Dance
The Kitchen Taps come from Otley, West Yorkshire, and perform traditional Appalachian Dance to authentic Bluegrass and Mountain music.
They are well known for their lively and intricate routines, and have performed at festivals up and down the country for over 15 years. The dancers are backed by their band who play a range of bluegrass and old time music on traditional instruments. They are rightly proud of their complex, foot tapping tunes.
We practice most Sunday evenings - please check before travelling. New dancers or musicians welcome! http://www.kitchentapsappalachian.co.uk/
Contact: Lucy Haven email@example.com
A baby development group that helps support your babys development through fun, easy play. This may include messy play, fine motor, gross motor, hand-eye coordination
Sessions are held on Tuesday mornings
Otley Amateur Radio Society
Contact: Michael Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
Otley Amateur Radio Society is a friendly group of people of all ages and from all walks of life who share a common interest in Amateur Radio communications. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in Amateur Radio and related technologies.
We meet on Tuesdays from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Please check our Website for more details. https://www.otleyradio.org
Phonetics for Pre School Children
Phonetics for Babes 3 months to walking, Minis 1 to 2.5 years, and Pre School, 2.5 to 4 years
Sessions are held on Thursday and Friday mornings
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Comedy improv, a great way to get more play and laughter into your life
Thursdays 7 - 9pm
Contact: Angela Lowry 01423 779083
Dog Training Class - Mondays and,Wednesdays 6.00-9.00pm
Every Sunday between 10.00 and 11.00am
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The Origins of Clifton Newall Hall
In 1965/1966 the International Wool Secretariat of Australia decided to build its main research facility in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with all the laboratory and pilot plant equipment needed to assist in research and developments for promoting Australian wool. The very large building site required a site office to facilitate this operation, and this office was procured and erected as our village hall.
Bill Spence, a joiner and builder from Clifton, was working on the research facility in Ilkley and he deposited £20 to secure the building - at that time, a weeks wages!! In due course, Bill and his son, Paul, supervised the erection of the building. Funds were raised by the villagers of Newall with Clifton by years of whist-drives, bring and buy events and cake stalls. A very big thank you to those people. Today, we are still using the original office, although it is constantly being updated. The hall has recently been refurbished.
The following are just some of the positive comments we have received from people who have hired the hall:
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help and for squeezing us in. What a beautiful spot, everyone especially Woody enjoyed every minute of his party, the bouncy castle went down well and ran very smoothly. We hope to book again in future and enjoy the super hall again. Best wishes, Josie x
Yes we will certainly be coming again, it was a perfect venue!
Everyone commented on the lovely location and the atmosphere we'd created.
It's been really lovely to run my classes at Clifton village hall. It's such a beautiful location, lots of space and light, it also has a lovely outlook over a lawn and fields. Facilities are fantastic. Thank you, it's a fabulous location. Sally Parkin - NCT
Had a brilliant day. Thank you for the hall it was exactly what we wanted. Lindsey
We hired the village hall from you last year for my son's birthday party and were very impressed with the hall and the facilities. Elizabeth
Party went really well, perfect venue!
Thanks again, Helen
The fee for hiring the Hall is £10.00 per hour, including both setting up and clearing away/cleaning time.
The Terms and Conditions of Hiring the hall and the form for hiring the Hall are in the documents section of the website.
Should you wish to find out about our policies, please speak to the Bookings Secretary:
- Accessibility policy
- Environmental policy
- Equal opportunities policy
- Health & Safety policy
- Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults policy
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