This page aims to show what is happening to the Village Hall itself, as far as people, fixtures and fittings and the whole infrastructure is concerned


We would like to welcome Gillian Glanville to her role as the new Manager of Hanslope Village Hall

See also Contacts

Gillian Glanville

2002 JULY

With the loss of our large marquee a few months ago, penalty of those high gusts of wind we got one Saturday, the Hall Committee has invested in two new structures. These are two 'pop-up' gazebo-style tents and are far easier to erect. They are both 8 x 4 metres. On the trial run - below, (for the smallspace 9 show mid-July) - it took six people about 20 minutes to erect the first - from 'out of the packing box'. For the second it took 10 minutes! Ideally six people are required (as they have six legs!), but it could be done with four. The images show both with only one side attached, but all four sides can be fitted, with or without 'windows'. These will be available as extra hires, either one, or both, for anyone using the Hall. Pricing to be determined.

2002 JULY


We are very pleased to welcome Gareth Leakey as a new Trustee

He will also be taking on the vital role of Treasurer




Gareth Leakey

The side car park now has a dedicated disabled parking space, next to the side entrance

General parking spaces have also been marked out

Car Park Car Park


Although the members are now far above '100' it has been decided NOT to change the name of the fund-raiser to '200' - it will remain the '100 Club'

100 Cuib


A new fence has been installed between the path at the kitchen end of the Hall and the field.
This has been done by Daryl English and All-Round Property and Garden Maintenance




Because of the increase in members it has been decided to re-name the 100 Club, the 200 Club





200 Club


Welcome to another new Trustee, Carol Parrett

Carole Parrett


Shrubs have been planted in the border between the side car park and the field

Organised by HVH Trust Secretary, Jenni Alliss, with fellow Trustees, Andrea Kingston and Mac Millington, and HEG's Chairman, Don Cook

Shrub Planting Shrub Planting
Shrub Planting Shrub Planting


Work is completed on the new store. For the full story in pictures, click here

An excellent build, done by Ricky McArthur of RTM Building

2021 JULY

You may have noticed work being done behind the Village Hall. This is preparation for a new building to store the increasing amount of equipment our various Groups require for their meetings

To this end the 'girls toilet' building had to go. This was the last remaining part from when the building was originally a school [see HISTORY] and has been used for storage. But it was in a very dilapidated condition, and the whole rear of the building was hardly attractive - right. The building can just be glimpsed on the left covered in ivy! close-up below

2021 APRIL

Although wi-fi has been available in the Hall for some time, connection strength in the Large Hall has been variable, primarily due to the thickness of the stone walls!

However a repeater has now been fitted in the Large Hall, so we trust connectivity will be far better

Connection to your device should be automatic, but otherwise the codes are on a label on the door frame of the Small Hall




The rear border of the side car park has been overgrown and general untidy ever since it was paved in 2017 (see below) Some clearing was done in 2019, but it really needed a concerted effort

Thanks to Daryl English and All-Round Property and Garden Maintenance, this has now been done. The woodchips should keep things clear until more shrubs and ground cover can be planted in the autumn

Directly below - before and after; below these, the work being done

Borders-belore Borders-after
Borders-digging Borders-earth
Borders-dig and skip Borders-card



Welcome to our three new Trustees : Winn Parry, Dr Andrea Kingston and Mac Millington. We are very pleased to have them on board to help with the running of the Village Hall

We are still in need of more Trustees. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Chair, Dr John Sorrell. Details on the TRUSTEES page

Jenni Alliss - Executive Committee

Trustees - New

Winn Parry
Dr Andrea Kingston
Mac Millington


The Hall is currently in the third lockdown

Most organisations cannot run, but please check the EVENTS page for the most up-to-date details



After the second lock-down in November, the Hall has re-opened and some groups and organisations have re-started their meetings

However the strict COVID-19 regulations have to still be in place.

Hall - mian door

2020 JUNE

Taking advantage of the (brief) spell of warm weather, the planters outside the Hall have been re-stocked, with supplies from Lotté Landscapes

Planters Planters

2020 MAY
Although we are currently unable to fully open the Hall itself, we can take advantage of the car park.

Here Lotté Landscapes set up a pop-up stand on 30th May. Note that social distancing was maintained
Lotte Landscapes Lotte Landscapes
Lotte Landscapes Lotte landscapes
2020 JANUARY A significant event in the lifetime of your Village Hall
The current Trustees have signed a new lease for another 40 years tenure. The Trustees have made a huge investment around £15,000 renewing the lease as they believe the Village Hall to be a valued community asset, providing a variety of activities for the local residents and helping to combat isolation in our rural community. A number of the Trustees are due to resign, having given many years service, so we are appealing for new volunteers to come forward to carry on these vital roles to preserve the Hall for future generations. If you are a resident of the Parish and would like to know more see CONTACTS or email


Pictured : back row, Drew Archer, Jenni Alliss, Alex Adams (Hall Manager), John Sorrell (Treasurer) and Mat Irvine. Seated Andy Grout (Chairman) and Robert Hayward (Secretary)




Fire alarm system, with smoke and heat detectors, installed

Fire Alarm panel Fire Alarm - detector
2019 AUGUST Rainwater butts installed in two positions
Water Butt Water Butt

2019 JUNE

Flower tubs installed either side of the main entrance the Hall

2019 MAY

Hanslope Village Hall In Bloom
Planters fitted to the window ledges.
Courtesy of contribution from the Parish Council

Thanks to Alban Hill Nurseries for the planting.
Trustee Drew Archer, (left), installed them

Watewring planters

Part of the Hall's contribution to the
Best Kept Village award



2019 APRIL


Both Halls have been fitted with sound-absorbing acoustic tiles

Before this, with meetings and events where there was little in the way of 'sound-deadening' objects in the Halls, the sound was very live and echoing, making conversation difficult.

This has now been alleviated with the fitting of acoustic tiles in white, grey and red.

Right - fitting the tiles in the Large Hall

Below - red tiles on the walls of the Small Hall - to match the tapestry. There are white tiles on the ceiling

Below right - some of the grey tiles in the Large Hall

Fitted tiles - Small Fitted Tiles - Large


2019 APRIL


Clearing the boarders of the side car park

Clearing boarders

The boarders in the side car park, adjacent to the field, were cleared, so bushes and shrubs can be planted.

This aids the parking as it allows slightly more space

Clearing boarders Clearing boarders




Both Halls were redecorated

redecorating redecorating

The colours were kept neutral, as the Large Hall has the recently fitted LED lighting, which can be set to a multitude of lighting effects.




An Open Evening was held for the Village
to show the facilities available with the Hall

Open Evening Open Evening


2017 MARCH


The side car park was Tarmaced
For many years it was just a rough stony surface,

Side car park Side car park
side car park side car park
side car park side car park




LED lighting installed
This can be set to a wide range of effects and themes.

LED example LED lights