Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall
Charity No 70195
Book the hall for your event:
£7 per hour main hall
£5 per hour library
£3 per hour use of kitchen facilities
(extra charges for non residents)
Use the online
booking enquiry facility
to make a booking
Contact Lesley Bottomley on 07855 961563
if you have no digital access
What can the hall offer you?
a warm and cosy environment
a licence to sell alcohol
an entertainment licence
good broadband access
a sound system
quality projection facilities
instant hot water for beverages
a large hob & two ovens
a dishwasher & glasswasher
a small room seating up to 20
tables & seating for up to 80
matching crockery, cutlery,
hire of equipment - tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware
accessible parking and access
The Community Library is open for all, whenever the hall is open for a group. Please feel free to pop in and browse for a book. Please contact Liz Harrison (748351) if you have books to donate.
Closed for the moment
The paved area immediately parallel to the wall is now signed 'Disabled Parking Only'. Please adhere to this except that, if you do need to unload heavy items, please move your vehicle to the gravel as soon as you have done that. Thank you.
Chair - Mike Dillon
Vice - Ian Woodcock
Secretary - Linda Lodge
Asst - Margaret Osler
Bookings - Lesley Bottomley
Treasurer - Susan Chilton
Asst - Lynda Dillon
Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall
This year, the celebration of 100 years of village halls has been particularly pertinent. The original funds were given by the Government to support rural communities after the loss of so many in the First World War, followed by the impact of the Spanish
Flu epidemic in 1919/20.
Chairman of Community First Yorkshire Board of Trustees, David Sharp, said: "One hundred years on and Coronavirus has had a massive impact on our local halls and community buildings, with many having to close, or partially close and lose vital funds.
"The hall committees have had to continually keep updated with the ever changing guidance and restrictions, and put new policies and procedures in place for their halls. This has taken its toll on many of our members, so this chance to celebrate the great work that they do, the vitalness of halls to local communities and to showcase the history of the halls is a very welcome opportunity to shout about their importance.”
Members of Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall Committee who are able to meet up on Zoom are ensuring the Village Hall will be ready for your return, including developing plans for activities to bring the community together again. The next meeting will be on February 3. If, at any time, you have ideas and want to help or get involved please contact:
Mike Dillon, Chair, 07713 131980
or Linda Lodge, Secretary, 07775 600452
Stay safe everyone
We hope we can meet up again safely soon
The Village Hall has a new Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer following the AGM on August 5th. After 7 years as Chair and Treasurer, Sheila Minto and Jean Morley stood down and new member were voted in.
The Village Hall Committee are asking for suggestions for new groups and activities. There may be people in our community who enjoy painting, writing, discussion, or local history, all of which can benefit from regular meetings, informal or structured, that allow people to share their interest.
The Committee is particularly keen to hear from people who are interested in setting- up a group and steering its development. This need not be onerous and should be very enjoyable.
If you have an idea for a group, whether or not you would be prepared to take a lead, please get in touch.
If you’d like to chat about any suggestions or developments, you can call Mike Dillon, Chair of the Village Hall Committee on
07713 131980 or speak to any Committee member.
Weekly Events - Cancelled for the moment
unless indicated otherwise
New members of all skill levels are always welcome to the weekly sessions below. Charges are minimal
6.30 - 7pm Metabolic Effect Cancelled Kath Burgin 07894 718696
7 - 8pm Pilates Cancelled
9.30am - 12 Bridge Jean Morley 748066
2-5pm Bridge Jean Morley 748066
7-9pm Book Lovers Group (every 1st) Lyn Wild 748269
7.30pm Kirkby Fleetham Feast (every 4th) Dave Tarleton Hodgson
Cancelled - by Zoom
10.30 - 12.30 The Village Hub. Cancelled
11.15 - 12.15 Mobile Post Office
2 - 4pm Village Board Games Jane Mountjoy 748112
6.30-7pm Metabolic Effect Cancelled Kath Burgin 07894 718696
7.15-8.15pm Ballroom Dancing (Oct start) Ian or Leah Hardaker 748821
8.30 - 9.30pm Ballroom Dancing "
7pm Village Hall Committee Mtng Linda Lodge 748127
(Every First - Feb, Apr, June AGM, Aug, Oct, Dec)
10 - 11 am General Exercise for Older Adults Kath Burgin 07894 718696
12 -2pm Lunch Bunch (last Thursday) Jean or Sheila 748066
2 - 4pm Carpet Bowls Cancelled Peter Stevens,
7pm Gardening Group (every 1st) Jackie Russell 748769
7.15pm Kirkby Fleetham WI (every 2nd) Helen Lunn 748582
7.30pm Parish Council Meeting (every 3rd) Alison Booth
Cancelled - via Zoom
7pm Armchair Cinema (last Thursday) Linda /Howard Lodge
9.30 - 10.30 Hatha Yoga Chris 07973 416058
6.15 - 7.30pm Hatha Yoga
10 - 11 am Church Coffee Morning (every 1st - not Aug or Dec) Rosemary Garner 748335
10.30 -12.00 The Village Hub (from September- excl 1st Saturday)
3.15-5.15pm. Martial Arts/Self Defence. Peter Wilcox 07515 966834
Metabolic Effect was founded on the idea that weight loss and fat loss are not the same and is a system that works to help people understand their unique metabolic processes so they can work with their metabolism, not against it.
Circuit Fitness sessions are suitable for all ages/levels of ability as each circuit is individually designed.
Pilates is a class for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to improve their core strength.
Keep Fit & Coffee with Kath is a weekly session for Seniors, offering individually tailored exercise followed by the opportunity to socialise.
Swedish and sports massage and therapy also available individually.
Go to the Local Business page for more information.
Our two professional ballroom dancers, Ian and Leah Hardaker, are very happy to offer private tuition. If you are interested in learning to dance, do give them a call on 748821.
Re-Opening Update Covid-19 - Closed to meet current lockdown requirements of Tier 3
Using the Village Hall Safely - Please Note
Only the main hall and toilets are in use.
The kitchen (except for Hub ) and library remain closed until further notice.
Anyone using the hall should use the hand sanitiser provided at the main entrance on entering and leaving.
Toilets may be used under strict sanitising conditions with only one person allowed in each toilet suite at a time. They should sanitise the toilet after use. (Sanitiser is provided).
Our contract cleaner continues to maintain the Village Hall each Wednesday.
Group leaders are aware of their responsibilities including ensuring social distancing is maintained at all times, sanitising equipment before and after use, and maintaining a list of members attending.
Impact of the rule of six
The new rules introduced on September 14 apply to people attending events at the Village Hall.
We need to ensure any activities do not include huddles of more than six people. It does not restrict the overall attendance to six.
We need to continue to apply the social distancing measures to help protect everyone.
No private bookings for parties etc can be accepted until further notice.
Further information on Village Hall activities will be published via InfoNetKFF and Social News.
Group leaders know that their responsibilities are to:
Retain a list of members attending.
Remind their members that they should not attend if they feel unwell – whether with COVID-19 symptoms or otherwise.
If anyone becomes ill while in the hall, they should be taken immediately to the dedicated SAFE PLACE which is the library. Leaders should then inform the Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall Secretary (Linda Lodge 01609 748127) and, if necessary Test & Trace.
Sanitise equipment before and after use, all surfaces touched (eg door handles, chairs etc). Sanitiser will be provided. Any paper towels / tissues used should be bagged and removed from the hall.
Ensure that social distancing is maintained at all times.
For all up-to-date community / emergency information, please make full use of our community website: kirkbyfleethamwithfencotesparishcouncil.co.uk …. and, if you haven’t done so already, PLEASE enrol on InfoNetKFF – an excellent resource.
To book the Village Hall or to hire its equipment, go to the village hall link on our community website and complete the booking form. No email? Then ring Lin Lodge on 748127 or Margaret Osler on 748960, either of whom will happily help you.
This publication is funded equally by the Parish Council and the Trustees of the Village Hall. Delivery Team: Ronnie Barker delivers to Great Fencote; to KF Hall and cottages; Wendy Hobson to Village Way & Fold; Nicky Lloyd to all out-of-village homes & farms; Margaret Osler to Kirkby Lane; Tricia Penfold to Forge Lane, Penfold Tce. &The Green; Emma Raper to Low Street; Mary Shepherd to Lumley Lane & Melton Court; Fiona White to Little Fencote and Linda Williams to Great Langton,. The publication is written by Lynda Dillon. If you have something of local interest that you would like included, please email it to Lynda by the 15th of the month: