We are arranging many activities, training courses and events in and around the village hall. If you have any suggestions of activities, training or events you would like to see or you would like to organise then please
Our annual Grewelthorpe Sheep Trail gets bigger and better every year, and this year is no exception.
This year’s Trail started on Saturday 15 June and will culminate with the award of prizes and rosettes on Gala Day, Saturday 6 July 2013.
Two classes will be eligible for prizes:
Best-decorated Lamb (for entrants under 12)
There will also be a commercial class for local businesses to publicise their goods and services, but these will not be eligible for prizes.
If you have a sheep or lamb from previous years you can re-decorate them and register for this year’s Trail for a fee of £5 (sheep) or £3 (lamb).
You can buy new sheep or lambs and register them for a fee of £10 (sheep) or £5 (lamb).
Only registered entries will qualify for prizes and be marked on the Sheep Trail map.
Commercial entries will cost £25, and will be marked on the map.
To register existing sheep and lambs, or to order new ones, or if you have queries, please contact Alison Kerr, t. 658265,
Treasure Hunt Sunday 21st July
Starting 2pm-2.15pm from The Crown, Grewelthorpe
Participation by advanced registration only
£10 each car with maximum of four per car please
Expected duration 2 hours, finishing at The Crown
for light nibbles and presentation.
Register your entry with
Alison Kerr 658265 or Sue Hurley 560225
Twelve cars only – please register early to avoid disappointment.
News Release – Yorkshire Village Wins BIG!
Villagers in Grewelthorpe are celebrating success in being awarded over £440,000 of funding for the development of a new village hall by the Big Lottery Fund. The proposal, which will see the conversion of a disused Methodist Chapel into a village hall and community centre, was one of the first projects in Yorkshire to be awarded funding from the Reaching Communities Buildings stand. The Big Lottery funding will be supplemented by additional funds from the Methodist Church and local fundraising events.
At their recent AGM, Mark Exelby, Chairman of the Grewelthorpe Village Hall and Community Centre Ltd., a new charitable company set up to raise funds for the conversion and oversee its implementation and management, paid tribute to the hard work of the board members, residents and supporters of the centre, noting that a meeting to discuss a village hall for Grewelthorpe had been held as far back as the 1950’s! He also thanked the Big Lottery Fund for their acceptance of the scheme and to the Methodist Church who have not only provided the building on a peppercorn lease but have contributed a substantial financial sum to the project as well.
The Big Lottery Fund were particularly interested in the idea for a community cafe, which will not only provide a meeting place for residents but an opportunity for local producers and businesses to sell their goods and for residents to receive training in a variety of skills which could help them back into employment or launch new businesses. It was this determination to make the centre not ‘just’ a village hall but a stimulus for rejuvenated village life which is believed to have set the proposal apart from many other schemes. Another of the elements of the proposal which helped to obtain the funding is that it is truly ‘intergenerational’ and provides benefits for people at every life stage. The plan also emphasised the practical value of the centre, not just as a social and networking venue for all generations but also as a facility which would enable local services to be provided, either on a voluntary basis or by local providers. The plan has potential for the future, with the proposals for the longer-term development of a community orchard and allotment, which will eventually provide produce for use in the community café or for sale locally, though these aspects of the vision are not covered by the Big Lottery grant.
The team are now putting the finishing touches to the plans, in conjunction with local architect John Witherick, and will be going out to tender and planning to start works early in the new year. The plans will see the existing building converted into two storeys containing a large hall, meeting rooms and a community cafe area. A new extension on one side will provide a new entrance, stairs and additional storage. The new centre will open in Summer 2013.
To fully fit out the new centre and equip it with IT and audio visual equipment the charity are appealing to local businesses and people to sponsor items ranging from cookers to computers. A ‘shopping list’ of potential items is available from Martin Glynn, one of the trustees, on 01765 650149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans for the Methodist Chapel
Chairman Mark Exelby t. 07710 596889 e. email@example.com
Vice-Chairman Alison Kerr t. 658265 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Alan Hodges t. 658474 e. email@example.com
Secretary Tom Johnson t. 650272 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Glynn t. 650070 e. email@example.com
Fiona Long t. 658986 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Lyon t. 650229 e. email@example.com
Reverend David Richardson t. 650217 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Rizos t. 658200 e. email@example.com
Julie Stead-Connor t. 658814 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Winter 2012 Grewelthorpe Village Hall and Community Centre Newsletter in .pdf format here:
Winter 2012 Newsletter 280kb
Autumn 2012 Newsletter PDF file hallnews2012.pdf
Articles of Association
Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association for the new Village hall have been finalised.
You can download them in .pdf format here:
Articles of Association 309kb