Yes, we are open!
The hall is safe & ready for use but we need you all to do your part & follow all the measures we have put in place to keep it a safe place to meet & enjoy your events.
There are a couple of Highlights events at the Hall coming soon so check out their website where you can book online.
See you all soon!
The Village Hall is currently closed, we hope to reopen on May 17
More info - If you wish to book the hall please do so using the bookings page on this website - we will contact you with details of the anticipated Covid19 arrangements.
Some good news! It’s the Hall’s 10th anniversary this weekend.
Unfortunately we can’t hold the party we had planned to thank all the friends & volunteers who helped to put the new hall in place and who keep it up & running and safe.
We will be marking the occasion though, with a tree planting event this weekend, so next time you are at the Hall, look out for the new crab apple tree in the garden.
This needs to be a strictly invitation only event as we are restricted to 6 max, but we hope to share some photos here soon.
We plan to hold the village hall AGM virtually on 26th October at 7.30pm. This will provide an opportunity to let everyone know what is going on and how we plan to move forward given the current challenges.
Fortunately the hall is in a good place; it is financially healthy and functioning again - for the moment at least!
The meeting is for members but anyone who resides in Helsington Parish can be a member for the princely sum of £1. If you contact me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - I will happily set up membership and give you the details for joining the meeting.
We are aware that there have been a number of newcomers to the village whom we would have met at social events in normal circumstances and we would have invited them to join us. If you know of such people please forward this to them. Let’s hope there are some new faces to join us on 26th October.
Best wishes to you all,
We have posted the NHS track & trace QR code on the door of the hall for those who have downloaded and are using the app.
Village Hall - June update
The Village Hall is currently closed and will remain so until the end of July. Whilst halls are now allowed to reopen we are still waiting for detailed guidance particularly in relation to the many physical activities that are provided (such as pilates and yoga) as they are currently excluded from this permission. We will not open until the trustees are confident that the hall is Covid-19 compliant and safe to use.
The Annual General Meeting has been postponed until it becomes practicable to hold one. A copy of the accounts and an update on current issues will be circulated to all members early in July.
We hope to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the hall in October - please note the 10th and 24th October as possible dates in your diary. It would be good for us all to get together if at all possible after a difficult year.
Best wishes to you all
Table tennis up and running after the hols & a chance to burn off some calories. Every Tuesday 7.45. Just turn up.
A couple of hours work is required at the village hall to bring the hedge under control. I would appreciate it if you could give a couple of hours to help. Tools such as loppers, bush saws etc would be useful. It is hoped to burn the resulting brash to stop the river getting blocked. If you could let me know if you can help it would assist in organising the work.
Thanks in anticipation
Richard Griffiths 07711 042240 01539558776
Dru Yoga with Johan Walsh
Wednesdays from 18 September in the Village Hall
6 - 7:30pm
Open to all ages and abilities.
£8 per session (proceeds to Ugandan School).
Further information from Johan on 01539568957 or email@example.com
The Underbarrow Art, Crafts and Flower Festival will take place in Underbarrow Church on Saturday, 10th August, 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, 11am to 4pm.. Local artists will exhibit their work as will wood turners and potters. The windows are going to be decorated to reflect Underbarrow through The Ages. There is no entrance fee but donations will be welcome as refreshments will be provided.
Please come and enjoy this celebration of art.
Melanie is running the garden bric-a-brac stall at the open gardens this year and is hoping to collect an interesting selection of unwanted garden items - implements, ornaments, planters, furniture, gardening/plant books etc.
Smaller items can be left at Kell Cottage back door or in the parking space next to the garage at Kell Garth. Please feel free to email Melanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection of larger items.
A reminder of the meeting next Thursday, 7 March at 7pm in the Village Hall for all gardeners and volunteers taking part in this year’s Open Gardens.
All are welcome to attend to discuss final details of this great community event planned for Sunday 26 May which raises funds for our village hall.
Hall Closure 14th to 24th August - in order to keep our lovely hall the best venue for activities we are having extensive refurbishments completed for a fresh start this coming autumn. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Hall now re-opened
The April 2018 National Trust Wetland update is now on the website
Wetland Update April 2018
We have now migrated to using Hallmaster V2 to improve the booking experience for users of the village hall.
New Features include:
Individual log in with password security
See your own bookings at a glance
See your invoices at a glance
Go to the Hall Bookings page for more information
Huge thanks to all those who came along and enjoyed an eclectic mix of Christmas music, mulled wine, mince pies and good company.
I am delighted to report that thanks to your generosity we have raised...
£300:00 for the Air Ambulance
Hope you all have a stress free Christmas and a healthy New Year.
(On behalf of the 'Brigsteer Band' and 'Untethered')
Thank you to all who came to and supported the tea shop yesterday. Thanks to your generosity we raised a magnificent £82.10 for Manna House.
A great big thanks also, as ever, to the wonderful Brisgteer bakers.
Remember the next Tea Shop will be on Tuesday 19th December with live Christmas music.
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