Clifton Village Hall
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) and fully equipped kitchen. Immediately outside and accessed via the french doors is a patio area with seats. Also within the secure grounds we have a 25m by 23m grassed area and a generous tarmac parking area.
The village hall has:
double glazing including french doors
roller blinds on all south facing windows
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 (25m x 23m) for outside activities
free parking for about 16 cars + unlimited roadside parking
access, accessible toilets and 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 address
This venue is suitable for the following uses:
Within 10 meters
Yes - Medium - basic food preparation
12 round tables, 2 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.
Women's and men's toilets are 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.
As meeting room:
11m x 7m
Regular users of this venue:
Contact: Gill Scott - 01943 461784
Drumming group - Sunday afternoons
1.00pm to 4.00pm
Contact: Nicky Ross 01943 461684
Border, Molly and Appalachian dance group - Alternate Sunday evenings
Contact: Janet Neve 01943 511240
Appalachian dance group - Alternate Sunday evenings
Otley Amateur Radio Club
Contact: Paul Watson 0776 8996370
Local amateur radio club meets Tuesday evenings
Contact: Angela Lowry 01423 779083
Dog Training Class - Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.00-9.30pm
Thompson Academy Irish Dancers
Contact: Sylvia Thompson
Irish dancing group - Mondays 5.00-7.00pm
Contact: Mary Cant 01943 600192
Yoga class - Friday mornings 9.30-11.00am
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 brother, Paul, supervised the erection of the building with lots of help from the villagers. Today, we are still using the original office, although it is constantly being updated.
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 setting up time and clearing up 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