Clifton Village Hall

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Newall Carr Road
Newall with Clifton
North Yorkshire
LS21 2ES

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07857 976729

Lizzie Stockton

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Covid-19 Arrangements

See Special Conditions for Hiring the Hall, notice in foyer and Cleaning Record Book

Clifton Village Hall description

Village Hall / Party Venue

Medium (1-150)

Located just outside the historic market town of Otley and set in the stunning surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, Clifton Village Hall is the perfect venue for family parties, group meetings and special events.

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
accessible toilets
views over the valley to Rombald's Moor
bookings made via a dedicated telephone number or e-mail

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:






Venue facilities

16 spaces

Within 10 metres




Yes - Medium - basic food preparation

16 rectangle tables

60 chairs



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



Latest news:

Face Lift

28 August 2020

We took advantage of the Covid-19 lock down to do some necessary repair work and make some improvements.

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 and 60 brightly coloured chairs, which store away neatly in 8 stacks of 7/8 at the back of the room when not in use.

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.

The capacity of the hall is 60 but, if you are concerned about social distancing it will be less (15 at 2 metres distancing and 30 at 1 metre). Special conditions for hiring the hall and risk assessments for hirers have been developed.

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!

Otley Amateur Radio Society

Contact: Michael Ross

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.

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


Playful Being

Contact: Mel at

Comedy improv,  a great way to get more play and laughter into your life

Thursdays 7 - 9pm

Rainbow Daycare Group

Contact: Tel: 01423 223 454

The Rainbow Care Group provides dementia day care services across North and West Yorkshire including specialist sports service day care groups. We run our day groups from peaceful community settings to ensure the days do not feel clinical or institutional. We encourage social interaction, fun, and provide cognitive stimulation through meaningful activities.

Our vision

Our vision is to change the way Dementia Care services are delivered in the UK, through our pioneering and person-centred approach.

Our mission

Our services strive to provide individualised, person-centred care to people living with dementia in our community. It is our mission to promote dignity and independence, by providing care and support in a safe and happy environment, enabling people to participate in social interaction and meaningful and purposeful activities and continue to live at home.

We also hope that we can alleviate some of the stigma surrounding dementia and can raise more awareness of the condition, through positive community links.

Overall, our priority is to support individuals living with dementia in maintaining the best quality of life possible.

Tel:   01423 223 454








Contact: Angela Lowry 01423 779083

Dog Training Class - Mondays and,Wednesdays  6.00-9.00pm



Yoga group

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


Thanks for letting us book the hall today - what an amazing space! It worked brilliantly for what we were doing. The guys from the forest school were really impressed and I suspect you might hear from them at some point.  Katy

I just wanted to commend you on the amazing work you have done at Clifton Village Hall. It's such a great space now - light, airy, clean and lovely and cosy. I hadn't been in it since 2011 and the difference is like night and day! If you'll have us back, we will certainly be looking to use it again in the future. Many thanks indeed for your help.  David






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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