News and events

Community Tea Party- Sat 8 June

Hartpury W.I. will be hosting a community tea party on 8 June at 3.00 pm, to celebrate 100 years of the WI.  Everyone is welcome - and your correspondent is confident that the cakes will be to die for!

Village Hall AGM - 29 April 2019

Hartpury Village Hall's AGM was held on Monday 29 April.  Draft minutes are available here.  The annual report and accounts can also be accessed by clicking here.  (NB: The document is formatted to be read as an 8 page A5 booklet). 

Rain or Shine Theatre present As You Like It: 2 June 2019

The Rain or Shine Theatre group will return to Hartpury to perform Shakespeare's much loved gender switching comedy As You Like It, on Sunday 2 June 2019.  Further details to follow.  

Who's Toned - 28 September 2019

Local mod rockers Who's Toned return to Hartpury Village Hall on Saturday 28 September 2019.  Ticket details to follow.  Don't get fooled again - put the date in the diary now! 

Fitness sessions

We are hoping to arrange for a resumption of formal zumba sessions in the new year.  In the meantime a number of people who used to attend the zumba classes are running an informal fitness class on Wednesday evenings from 18.30 - 19.30, making use of the hall's projector and sound system to play DVD's and / or open access Youtube videos etc in the absence of an instructor.  The cost is £2.00 per session. For more information contact sandra.jollans@gmail.com

Falls Prevention Classes

A new weekly falls prevention class has now commenced on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 - 11.00 at the village hall.  More details are available here.

Drainage improvements

Work to improve the drainage of the play area was carried out in mid January.  This involved a new drain being laid along the side (south) fence running into the existing attenuation pond, with a number of "fin drains" feeding into this new drain from various points in the play area. The project was primarily intended to improve the drainage of the play area itself, as distinct from the rest of the grounds to the rear of the hall, and to prevent a recurrence of the waterlogging which has made the play area effectively inaccessible for considerable periods during recent winters.  We are very grateful for the grant funding provided to support this project by the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association and Gloucestershire County Council's Growing Our Communities Fund, with the support of Cllr Brian Robinson.  Additional funding has come from the recent racenight event (see below) and from our existing village hall reserves.  

Hartpury Village Hall on Twitter

We are now on Twitter!  Follow us @HartpuryVH 

Short Mat Bowls

Short mat bowls sessions take place on Friday afternoons from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.  Short mat bowls is known for being friendly, social and very competitive! Everyone is welcome so come along and give it a go. You don't need to have played before, and we have some spare sets of bowls available. 

CPRE Gloucestershire Award

Hartpury Village Hall was one of six winners of the coveted awards presented on 1 October 2014 by the Gloucestershire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, which recognise projects that make a particularly positive contribution to the county's environment and communities.  The citation referred to "a new village hall in keeping with its surroundings and with good sustainability credentials providing excellent facilities for community activities which is already well-used and supported by local people".  The award was presented to the Village Hall Management Committee by Viscount Bledisloe, who also presented certificates to Brockhurst Associates and Kilbury Construction for their involvement with the project.  

 Ken Jollans, Chair of Hartpury Village Hall, receiving the CPRE award from Viscount Bledisloe 

 

Pictured (l to r) are Mike Westbury of Kilbury Construction, Ken Jollans, Chair of Hartpury Village Hall, Dave Brockhurst, architect, Colin Westbury of Kilbury Construction and Viscount Bledisloe, Vice-President of CPRE Gloucestershire

Health Walks in Hartpury

Weekly health walks are held each Wednesday at 10.00 am.  

Walk for Health is a national scheme aimed at helping people access the amazing health benefits of walking - the risk reduction statistics for various health issues are staggering! It consists of a free guided 40 min flat walk each week.  We have 6 trained Walk for Health leaders in the village and we will be walking every Wednesday starting at 10am at the village hall. There is a social element too with a cup of tea afterwards. 

The walks are short and are aimed at helping people to become more active, building fitness at  a pace that is right for you as an individual. The scheme is supported by Macmillans and the Ramblers.  Walking is "the nearest activity to perfect exercise" (Prof. Jerry Morris). See also www.walkingforhealth.org.uk.   

Badminton

Badminton takes place between 7.00 and 10.00 pm every Monday evening.  Fees for anyone wishing to take part are £25 per three months.