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Covid 19 Update

Community events and activities as well as private hires can take place once again at the village hall from 19th July, with risks managed by hirers. Smaller events where social distancing is possible are less risky. Capacity limits and additional special bookings conditions may apply for the time being.

While legal restrictions no longer apply, government guidance may continue to be issued periodically. In the meantime, the village hall will retain the physical measures already in place eg: NHS QR poster, hand sanitiser stations, and  advisory posters. Hirers should manage the risks by encouraging social distancing, ventilation, hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser.  Hirers should be aware of the need for more frequent cleaning of regularly touched surfaces, so that people feel comfortable returning to the hall.

It is important to respect and be considerate to those who are more vulnerable and who may wish to take a more cautious approach. The now advisory, rather than legal, wearing of face coverings indoors and social distancing measures are still encouraged, particularly in the case of a  large gathering of people who do not normally meet together in an enclosed or crowded space. Hirers should make informed decisions and act carefully and proportionally to manage the risk to themselves and others. Good ventilation ( or holding activities outdoors ) is the best means of reducing the risk of transmission.

Brian Godfrey
Chairman
Medbourne Village Hall

Future Development of the Hall - Phase 1 now funded

On 6th February 2021 the Village Hall Committee are proud to announce that they have secured funding for Phase 1 of the Hall's re-development, including funding from The Fore Raft Fund.

Please see the News Release for full details of this funding and the plan for the work to begin. See also the Extension Page for a detailed overview of the future phases in the plans to re-develop the Hall.

Harborough Lotto - Medbourne Village Hall

Medbourne Village Hall has been approved as one of several good causes in the Harborough District that individuals can support by playing the Harborough Lotto - an exciting, effective and fun way of raising funds through the weekly Draw which takes place every Saturday night.

If you are not familiar with the Harborough Lotto, please do take a look and in particular the Medbourne Village Hall page! Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible to play the Lotto; you don't even need to live in the village to be a supporter.

Full details of how the Lotto works can be found on the Harborough Lotto website - reproduced below is a summary explaining what it's all about. Or click the poster (right) to see it full size.

Harborough Lotto was created in 2018 by Harborough District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, Harborough Lotto operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community. Local good causes are empowered to raise money in a fun and effective way.

In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Harborough Lotto enables people to support the causes they care most about, helping good causes to connect with their supporters.

A ticket for Harborough Lotto costs £1 a week and 60p will go directly to good causes. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week with a top prize of £25,000. That's a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery.

The Harborough Lotto website covers everything you need to know.

https://www.harboroughlotto.co.uk/support/find-a-good-cause

https://www.harboroughlotto.co.uk/support/medbourne-village-hall-trust

The Committee are very enthusiastic to announce the launch of this new, exciting, fun initiative and we commend the Harborough Lotto to you.

Please support your Village Hall. Thank you.

Brian Godfrey
Chairman
Medbourne Village Hall Committee

Overview

Welcome to Medbourne Village Hall located in the heart of the beautiful Welland Valley.

Medbourne School, built in 1868, became our Village Hall in the 1980s (see Village Hall Evolution) and is now an important asset for all the community.

As well as the Pre-School 3 days a week, there is a weekly Surgery and other regular meetings including the Parish Council and the WI. The 1st Welland Valley Scouts meet on Thursday evenings and there is Pilates on Friday mornings. The hall is also available for private hire.

If you have an idea for a new group or want to be involved, we would love to hear from you.

This website will help you to find out more about hiring the hall, the types of events that take place and information about the groups that use the hall.

There is good access for the disabled, and we now have high speed broadband throughout the building.

We intend to further improve and extend the hall in the near future.

Facilities

Internal

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The hall consists of one room suitable for small meetings, a fully equipped kitchen and the main hall  which  seats around 80. Both rooms benefit from gas fired central heating. In addition to male and female toilets there are facilities for those with disabilities and all rooms are on one level. There are several electric power points in both rooms.

Exterior

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Medbourne Village Hall boasts the original school playground and a grassed recreational area making it a popular choice for those looking to hire a venue in the Welland Valley. Event organisers during the year use the space for fetes, plant sales and of course parties! During the summer there is often a marquee hosting a wedding or special event.  The hall now benefits from a ramp which was installed in the Spring of 2014, improving access for parents with buggies and wheelchair users.

There is parking on the road outside the hall for around ten vehicles and the hard area can be used for parking for people with disabilities if the ground is firm.

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