It may not be the prettiest building in the world, but the village hall is extremely well used by the community and a most valuable resource in the parish.
 
VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
The village hall committee works really hard to make the hall more attractive to users through their programme of improvements and repairs. Furthermore the policy of the village hall committee has always been an "inclusive" one. Everyone is encouraged to use the hall regardless of age, colour, creed, gender, disability, beliefs or status. The committee keep rents and fees as low as possible so as not to discourage anyone from using the hall. As a body they raise their own funds as and when they can.

The committee has gained a small piece of extra land alongside the village hall and plans to continue to improve and enhance the community garden.  They have extended  the back room with a completely new building (Guyzance Room) to the hall. In addition, new upto date central heating has been installed and a fully fitted kitchen complete with microwave, refrigerator and oven/grill.  They are always considering measures to improve and enhance this valuable facility for the good of the parish.

The village hall committee is a voluntary group of people who serve their community well.  They should be supported and applauded for all their efforts. The committee consists of:

MANAGEMENT
Eddie Critchlow (Chairman)
Bob Smailes    (Treasurer)
Linda Gordon   (Deputy Treasurer)
Lorna Budge    (Minutes)
Alison Sharpe & Vi Currie (Distribution of Correspondence)

REPRESENTATIVES
Alison Sharpe (Bookings)
Lorna Budge (ACT)
Steven Bush (Toddlers)
Eddie Critchlow (Parish Council)
Linda Gordon (School) 
June Barras (WI)
George Walton (Bowls)
June Barras (Church)
Christine Boulby (Art Group)
Bob Smailes
Violet Currie

CO-OPTED
Pamela Pringle
      
SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS
MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
THE NEXT VILLAGE HALL AGM
will be on Thu 26th Oct 2017 at 7pm in the Guyzance Room.
MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

TO VIEW PREVIOUS MINUTES AND SUMMARY ACCOUNTS PLEASE CLICK HERE

THE NEXT VILLAGE HALL MEETING
Will be on TBN 2017 at 7pm, Guyzance Room.
EARLY HISTORY
To read about the very early interesting history of Acklington Village Hall then  click here


The bench seat outside the village hall is for the people of Acklington dedicated to the memory of Nelson McDougal

 

VILLAGE HALL CONSTITUTION
To read the Constitution for Acklington Village Hall please
click here
CONDITIONS OF HIRE
It is always advisable to check the year planner in the hall, or the calendar on this website, before deciding the date for a village hall
event.  It is also recommended to read the
conditions of hire which are displayed in the hall or click on the FOR HIRE link on the right.
SALE OF ALCOHOL
Please click the picture to read the Licensing Act of 2003 if you are considering having alcohol at any function.
 
SUCCESSFUL GRANT BID FROM 'LEADER' AND LARGE DONATIONS FOR THE NEW BACK ROOM
Click HERE to read about the grant received from 'LEADER', and large donations from Sir Anthony Milburn, Revd Robert Parker and Councillor Geoff Watson which added to the funds already raised by the Village Hall Committee to demolish the old WWII Pre-Fab and build the new Guyzance Room.
ADDITIONAL FUND-RAISING
The village hall received a large donation from Sir Anthony Milburn, Rev Robert Parker for use of his Stately homes and Councillor Geoff Watson (Northumberland County Council).  Fund-raising events arranged by the village hall committee also went a long way to building up the funds.  Even three little girls used their own initiative and arranged a cake stall.
Reports/pictures of these events can be seen by clicking on the relevant location/event below

DOXFORD HALL - 'A BIT OF A DO' - 26TH NOVEMBER 2011

ESHOTT HALL - TREASURE HUNT - 18TH SEPTEMBER 2011

MOLLY, LEAH & KATE'S CAKE STALL

 


 

ACKLINGTON VILLAGE HALL FACILITIES

Acklington Village Hall is set at the West end of the village - postcode NE65 9BW.  There is a letter box for any correspondence.
There is a small car park at the front and a large community garden to the left hand side. 
There are two rooms for hire; Main large hall and smaller Guyzance room.
Both rooms have separate access with ramps and disabled toilets.  They both also have security lighting.  There are plenty of tables and chairs in both rooms.
Overnight accommodation is available but please note that there are no shower facilities.

The main hall can seat upto 100 or 200 without seating.  It is centrally heated; has a stage; separate male/female/disabled toilets and fully equipped kitchen with microwave; oven/grill & refrigerator 

The Guyzance room is very bright and airy and ideal for small meetings; playgroups, complete with its own small kitchenette and one toilet.
There is no landline or internet facility.

HIRE OF THE VILLAGE HALL

he main large hall and smaller Guyzance room is available for hire seven days a week for fund raising events, social events, meetings, private hire, weddings, birthdays etc.

For further information click on CONDITIONS OF HIRE (or to book the main hall or Guyzance room) click on HIRING AGREEMENT - download and complete the form or please contact Alison Sharpe on 01670 761451.

below are bookings for regular users followed by current bookings.

REGULAR  USERS

Acklington Bowls Club
Mondays & Wednesdays
Main Hall

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Season restarts Monday 4th September 2017.

Acklington Parish Council
First Tuesday of every other month (Jan / Mar / May / Jul / Sep / Nov)  
 7.30 pm. 
Guyzance Room

Acklington First School
Physical Education
Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm
Main Hall.
NOTE - Not during Summer


 


Acklington Women's Institute
Second Tuesday of the month 7.15pm to 10pm
Main Hall

Ethnic Dance Classes
Wednesdays 10am - 11.30am
(Term Time Only)
Main Hall


Acklington Art Group
Thursdays 10am - 12noon
Main Hall

Acklington Sports Club
Friday Evenings
6pm-7pm
Main Hall
(Term Time Only)
 RESTARTED 9TH SEP

Acklington Community Team
Used for regular meetings and events.
Main Hall & Guyzance Room

St. John the Divine Church, Acklington
Used for events, usually at a weekend.
Main Hall
                            
Pilates Classes
Wednesdays 1.45 - 2.45pm
Main Hall.
 
Art Appreciation (WEA)
Wednesday 10:00am - 12 Noon
Re-starts in September 2017
                                      Guyzance Room

CURRENT AND PROVISIONAL BOOKINGS

2017

 

AUGUST      
SEPTEMBER BORDERFEST
DAY FOR BORDER TERRIERS.
OTHER BREEDS OF DOGS WELCOME
SATURDAY 16TH
10AM - 4PM
BOTH ROOMS & COMMUNITY GARDEN
OCTOBER NORTHUMBRIAN EVENING
ST JOHN'S CHURCH 

PRIVATE WEDDING RECEPTION

VILLAGE HALL AGM
SATURDAY 7TH
6PM-9PM


SATURDAY 14TH
ALL DAY 

THURSDAY 26TH
7PM - ?
BOTH ROOMS
 


BOTH ROOMS


GUYZANCE ROOM
NOVEMBER  CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR SATURDAY 18TH
11.00AM - 1.00PM 
BOTH ROOMS 
DECEMBER      

NOTICES AND FUTURE EVENTS

 

FUND RAISING TO BRING OUR VILLAGE HALL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY



Do you shop on-line?  if so you could help raise more funds for Acklington Village Hall - AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU - by using 'easyfundraising'.

It's the UK's leading good cause shopping site and a really easy way to raise money for our Village Hall! 

easyfundraising.org.uk is helping over 55,000 good causes across the UK - just like you - raise millions of pounds a year!

It's really simple all you need to do is register and every time you shop online, the retailer makes a donation to our good cause.

easyfundraising.org.uk works with over 2,700 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more, and it doesn't cost you or your supporters a single penny extra to use.
The Village Hall committee still needs to raise more funds to improve the facilities, both inside and outside, including complete refurbishment of the Gent's toilet, shed to be erected outside the rear of the hall to store bulky equipment, replace outside guttering and soffit boards, purchase and install an outside notice board, refurbishment of the car park.  By going through easyfundraising to shop on-line you can help to boost our funds to have these improvements done.
The site is easy to use.  click on the box ABOVE which will take you to the easyfundraising web page.  Scroll down and click on the green box "Shop on line and raise now which will take you to the page to register.  after that type in the name of the shop you wish to shop at and continue as you normally would.  REMEMBER to download the 'Find and Remind' tool bar which will automatically give a 50p donation to the Village Hall.
Thank you for helping us raise much needed funds for our Village Hall.
 

THE NEW GUYZANCE ROOM

The old pre-fab WWII building has now been demolished and an eco-friendly, modern new back room (Guyzance Room) with new tables, chairs and kitchenette has taken its place.

The new Guyzance Room was officially opened by Councillor Geoff Watson
on Saturday 29th June 2013.  to see pictures of the day click on the picture
on the right. 

If you would like to see how it all began, including planning and plans, and how the demolitions and new works progress was carried out then please CLICK HERE

RECENT EVENTS HELD IN THE HALL

If you click on any of the pictures below it will take you to another page where you can see how the Village Hall has been adapted for various events and occasions.

   

 

 

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

 

 

WEDDING JULY 2016

 

ACT TABLE
TOP SALE




PUDDING CLUB

WEDDINGS OF THE PAST

WEDDING RECEPTION

ACT - BURNS NIGHT


DIAMOND

JUBILEE

EVENTS HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL BY PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS

To view the events held in both the main hall and Guyzance Room of Acklington Village Hall click on the relevant group link below:-

ACKLINGTON COMMUNITY TEAM ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH ACKLINGTON C/E FIRST SCHOOL OVERNIGHT STOPS

PAST activities in and around the hall

CLICK HERE To see all other events that have been held in and around the Village Hall.