The village hall hosts a wide range of community activities, as well as serving as a popular venue for private meetings, parties, wedding receptions, etc. There are many regular meetings of clubs, societies, classes and other organisations. You can find details under the Clubs and Societies or Sports & Fitness sections of the website or in the Events Calendar.
Some are for members only, so please check first.
Other organisations (including the village Allotments Association, Cricket Club, Horticultural Society and Neighbourhood Watch) hold occasional meetings and special events at the village hall – see the posts on the home page, Events Calendar and Clubs and Societies on the website, and look out for notices in the Link, Daventry Express, Badby Village Newsletter, village notice boards and elsewhere locally.
Badby Parish Council meet at the village hall every 2nd Monday of the month (unless otherwise announced) at 7.30pm. Meetings are open to the public, with two occasions at every meeting where members of the public may speak.
The day-to-day running of the hall is the responsibility of the Badby Village Hall Management Committee and Trustees.
The principal officers are Ken Morris ( elected Chairperson), Clare Crouch (Elected Treasurer), Zelda Shapter (Horticultural Society and Minutes Secretary) and Janet Cooper (Parochial Church Council and Invoicing Secretary).
Also on the committee are representatives of the village hall’s main user groups: Karen Alexander (Parish Council), Richard Piner (Parish Council), Ann Cotton (WI), John Hammons (Photo Club), Moira Cooper (Film Society), Monique Shortt (Art Group),Kay Purnell (co-opted) and John Tampkins (co-opted) . The village hall team is completed by Sue Blundell, the hall caretaker, who is also responsible for managing hall bookings.
Apart from occasional grants obtained for specific building and refurbishment projects, the village hall (a registered charity) is entirely self-financing. Regular fundraising events, designed to supplement income from lettings, are therefore an important part of the annual programme of village hall activities. Over the past year these have included New Year’s Eve and Burns Night celebrations, the traditional Bluebell Teas in May and a Jazz Night in June. Such events are well-supported and raise important funds for the upkeep of the hall. The committee are very grateful for this support. And, of course, private donations are always welcome!
These include a well lit and heated, wooden-floored hall; tables and comfortable chairs; a number of self-configurable stage units; a well equipped kitchen; a small committee room; new toilets with facilities for the disabled; and storage facilities for regular users. Outside there is a small courtyard and, to the rear of the building, a lawn.
Standard rates :
Hourly: Summer £13 Winter £15
Full day: Summer £180 Winter £200
Discounted rates :
Hourly Adults: Summer £8 Winter £9
Hourly Under 16s: Summer £6 Winter £7
Summer rate applies from 1 April to 30 September.
Winter rate applies from 1 October to 31 March.
Full day rate is from 6 am until 1 am following morning except Saturday where it is until 11.45 pm in accordance with licensing conditions.
Discounted rate applies to clubs and societies and local organisations that are non-profit making and open to residents of Badby and Fawsley (including St. Mary’s Church, Badby School and Badby Parish Council).
Setting up and clearing away allowances are no longer applicable. Charges apply for the duration of use of the hall including any time required to set up and clear away.
To reserve the hall for a one-off event or to make a regular booking, please contact Sue Blundell on 01327 703612. Please note that all bookings are subject to hire terms and conditions.