Village Hall is your complete and practical solution; whether
you are looking to hold a Children's Party, a Christening Reception, a Wedding Reception,
a family gathering or photo shoot or an after funeral gathering or you might need a home for your
Society or Club meetings or maybe you might be looking to hire
the hall for an Educational Course, whether it be for just
one week or a whole 10 week term. Hildersham Village Hall is the place for you, with its beautiful setting, if your event requires a bigger Venue, why not have a Marquee in the Recreation Ground (subject to Parish Council approval) and use the village hall as a base.
The Village Hall has a very special place in all the Hildersham
parishioner's hearts; everyone has spent many happy hours
there and all have very special memories of a particular
village event (see side photos), this is due in no
small part to the halls unique and charming character.
The Hall is located not far from the river Granta and has
truly spectacular views across open fields. There
is the village recreation ground to the rear, which has
a safe and enclosed grassed children's play area.
Improvements to the interior of the village hall
In August 2014, HVHT was awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £9608 for improvements to the interior of the village hall. There are three stages to this refurbishment, which must be completed within one year of receiving the grant.
Stage 1 New flooring, heating and curtains in the main hall. Completed and celebrated with a Big Breakfast event in October 2014.
Stage 2 New fixtures, fittings and flooring for all toilet areas; reconfiguration to create a storage area for tables and chairs. Currently ongoing and expected to be completed by the end of February 2015.
Stage 3 Kitchen revamp, with new units, sink and flooring. Anticipated start time mid-July 2015.
Separately from grant-funded work, painting and decorating will be carried out to give our much-loved old hall a fresh, new look.
On completion, HVHT plan to hold an Open Day event to show off our revamped hall and to thank the Big Lottery Fund for making it possible.
To view our very competitive hiring rates, please click here
There are two types of booking procedures depending on whether you require to book a single event or a series of events. Please click on the appropriate link below. However, your booking will not be confirmed until you have been contacted by the Trust Treasurer and all relevant paperwork completed. To view our Standard Hiring Conditions, please click here
Single Event Booking Form
Educational or Multiple Event Booking Form
Do I need a TEN (Temporary Event Notice) Licence: -
SCDC - TEN guidance Notes
SCDC TEN Application Form
2003 Licensing Act
To discuss all your individual Hiring requirements, please contact
the Village Hall Bookings Manager
Tel: 01223 891309 or 01223 893596
The Trust can arrange special hire rates for Educational Courses and any other regularly booked events. For further information and to discuss your specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Trust looks forward to you hiring Hildersham Village Hall and is confident that you and your fellow guests will thoroughly enjoy your hire period and your time in Hildersham.
The Hildersham Village Hall Charitable Trust is working very hard in our efforts to build a new hall, as sadly our existing hall will have to be eventually replaced as it is very slowly subsiding, as when it was built it did not have any foundations. HVHT is holding a wide range of fund raising events and one of the ways you can help is by attending one of these. We also welcome your gift-aided donations, these can be sent to the HVHT Treasurer at the following address.
HVHT, Quince Cottage, High Street, Hildersham CB21 6BU
On January 29th 2007, the Hildersham Village Hall
Charitable Trust (HVHT) signed the Deeds and an Agreement
to Lease the Village Hall from Hildersham Parish Council
for an initial period of 35 years at an annual peppercorn
rent. The Trust's Management Committee is now fully
responsible for the day to day administration of the hall.
The Trust held recent AGM and the following Trustees & Officers will serve for the next year:
If any Hildersham resident or regular hall user would like to join the HVHT team, please feel free to contact us on the above numbers.
To check on the exact details and requirements to be eligible to become a Trustee, you can view the "Deed of Trust" by clicking here
Hildersham Village Hall Trust
Charity Commission Registration No. 1118087
Hildersham Recreation Room
was built 100 Years ago in September 1914
Hildersham Village Hall has a fascinating history,
during WW1 it acted as a Surgical Ward at
the 1st Eastern General Hospital sited where the Cambridge University Library is today in Cambridge.
At the end of the Great War, these Army
Huts were retired and the residents of Hildersham decided
to buy one as a new village hall. The 'Recreation
Room' as it was initially called cost just £83 12s
0d and it was finally erected in late 1920. The hut
was paid for by the villagers themselves.
Tepees used for a big wedding on the Saturday & for a fantastic village Fun Day on the Sunday, which included music (here with Sawston Steel), sports day and later a celebration of local churches
with Bishop David of Huntingdon