Granborough Village Hall was built in 1910 on land donated to the Village by
Ralph Verney for the purpose of building a Parish Hall and Library.
To quote from the original conveyance:
“The Trustees will hold the land and buildings hereby conveyed upon trust for the following purposes:-
For the purpose of a Parish hall and Library to be used by all the Parishioners of Granborough of both sexes and all classes.
For the purpose of public and private meetings without preference of religion or politics.
For the purpose of concerts, games and other forms of recreation and social events to the advantage of the Parish generally.
The Management of the said premises shall be in the hands of a Committee of no less than eleven in number and the Trustees shall be ex officio members of such a Committee.”
The Committee should comprise of the Vicar, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parish Council and any other Parishioners.
The Hall is an interesting building with a first floor that originally housed a library and a Committee room. During the Second World War Evacuees were housed in the Hall. Since then the library has disappeared and the Hall has been extended and improved so that the upstairs is not used very often. However, it is well maintained like the rest of the Hall. The hall is shortly to undergo a full restoration project.
Restoration Fundraising Events;
Lou’s Sextet – 7th April
Come and enjoy, dance or just listen to Lou’s Sextet for Swing, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Sinatra…. with vocalist, Miguel at Granborough Village Hall on Saturday April 7th;
7 for 7.30 pm. £15 to include nibbles. Tickets available from Davina 670596.
Granborough Open Gardens Weekend – June 2nd and 3rd 2018
Granborough Village Hall Trustees are holding an open gardens weekend on the 2nd and 3rd June. Several Granborough residents will open their gardens to the public between 2 and 5 pm each afternoon. At the same time refreshments will be served in the village hall and there will also be a scarecrow competition open to all ages which will be judged on the Saturday morning and afterwards a prize awarded for the best scarecrow. Each scarecrow should be dressed as a bride to honour the royal wedding. To enter the competition please contact Davina on 670596 for a free entry form. Entrance tickets to the gardens and maps cost £5 and will be available from Ann Sear in the hall. Children are free but should be accompanied by an Adult. If you are local and cannot see all the gardens in one afternoon then your ticket will cover both days. Just make sure that you wear your sticker. All proceeds to the GVH restoration fund.
There will be a concert of WW1 songs in the church at 6.00 pm on the Saturday evening. Proceeds from this will support the Church Tower fund.
Annual Plant Sale – Saturday 12th May in Granborough Village Hall
A wide selection of bedding, border and vegetable plants will be available at reasonable prices. If you are unable to attend the sale then we will deliver them to you if you order in advance from Davina on 670596 or Malcolm Newman on 07710189575. There will be a cake stall, raffle and refreshments. Proceeds to GVH restoration fund.
Please Contact Ann Sear on 670314
to discuss hall hire and availability.
Residents: £5 per hour
Non residents: £10 per hour
Weddings & Commercial Hire: £100
You will be charged at full rate from the time you collect the key to the time you return the key. Please remember to include enough set-up and clear down time in your booking.
For one-off bookings a deposit of 10% of the hiring fee will be due at the time of booking – this is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled at short notice.