Built in 1850 by Charles Winn, the village school was attended by around 100 pupils. When the school closed in 1982 the building found a new purpose, serving the village as a Village Hall replacing the old Village Hall situated at the west end of the playing field.
The Village hall has been owned by it’s Trustees since 1985, bought from Humberside Council, and the conditions of its sale and the ‘trust’ that governs this means that a Management Committee must exist to oversee its use by the community in line with its constitution and to ensure it remains well maintained.
The now extended Village Hall and the large, picturesque playing field situated close by, are used for a wide variety of events, details of which are posted on the notice boards around the village as well as on the website and the Appleby Community Group on Facebook.
The current chairman of the committee is Jonathan Whitty, with Andrea Bradshaw as Secretary and John Clark as treasurer amongst a number of volunteer committee members.
The playing field across the road from the Village Hall is an excellent amenity. It is used for football matches and boasts a children’s play area, a basketball pitch and outdoor gym equipment (which is managed by Appleby Parish Council). It can also provide additional car parking during lettings.
Hire Charge Guide from 1st May 2022
We intend to be as flexible as possible with all bookings and offer preferential rates for residents of Appleby Parish. But our standard rate for a single day hire is £100 (Plus refundable deposit £50.00) for the whole hall, this includes options for early access / later exit/clear up and additional parking on the playing field if/as required.
Rates for events requiring the hall over a longer period will be negotiated according to use, and the field can also be hired with or independently to the hall. However, again we intend to tailor these options to your specific needs. So to make a booking and for further information please email:
Annual General Meeting:
Thanks to those who attend this important meeting (Click on the links below to read the main reports & minutes from this year)