Village Hall

 Welcome to the Village Hall page of our village website.  Here you will find general information about the hall (history, committee members, facilities and making a booking), plus details of forthcoming fund-raising events and our 100 Club.

History

Preston Capes Village Hall was founded in July 1939 on land given by the Knightley’s of Fawsley. The wrought iron lantern over the door of the hall was provided by villagers to commemorate the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. In 2003, to celebrate the new Millennium, a specially-commissioned brass sundial was placed on the wall above the front door of the village hall.  This was paid for by donations from local organisations, businesses and individuals, plus a grant from Daventry District Council.

Facilities

The kitchen includes an electric oven, microwave, electric urn, refrigerator and dishwasher. The purpose-built bar area has a drinks refrigerator, and a skittles table and dartboard are available by prior arrangement. The hall has full disabled access, including a unisex wheelchair-usable toilet.

If you require further information regarding facilities and equipment, please contact Rachel Bracher at rachel.a.bracher@gmail.com.

Hire Charges

Hire of Hall (including heat, light, tables, chairs, kitchen equipment and facilities as found): Residents of the village can hire the hall free of charge for non commercial purposes. Non residents and businesses should contact Rachel for the latest hire charges. All bookings should be made via Rachel and are not confirmed until you are notified by her.

The hall is now available for hire and a Covid risk assessment is included with the booking forms.  Hand sanitising products are available and we ask that adequate ventilation is maintained. Full Covid-19 compliance instructions will be provided on booking.

A list of the current keyholders can be found on the Village Hall notice board.

The notice board is locked but if you wish to use it please drop your notice through the letterbox to be picked up by a committee member.

DINERS CLUB

Members pay £20 per head per month, and meet every 6 weeks at a pre-arranged venue. You will be allocated a date and are then responsible for organising a venue and booking the table. For further details contact Debbie Cox (info@debbiecox.co.uk). Membership is restricted to 8 and they must be residents of Preston Capes or Little Preston.

There is also a Book club that meets once a month, to learn more and found out the book for this month contact Debbie as above.