Spring News…..and Pushchair sale!

Hopefully it will not be too long before a little bit of activity can return to the Village Hall.

NYCC have been using the Hall a couple of days a week recently for the routine lateral flow testing of their Care workers, this has all been carried out in a very structured and safe manner. They will be vacating the premises in early April before the Children`s Gym class is due to return. Other small classes and exercise classes unfortunately are unable to return under the government rules until 17th May at the earliest.

Larger events are unlikely to return  until the final stage of the end of lockdown in June. It may then take time to assess the new rules and arrange adaptions to events ensuring compliance is in place for all activities. Therefore we please ask everyone to remain patient. Any events which are possible will be posted on this website as soon as it is practical to do so.

We continue to sell a few items to raise funds for the Village Hall and thank anyone who has kindly donated goods. Last months garden equipment sold very quickly.

This month we have a Chicco pushchair/stroller for sale. It is a really handy lightweight one, easy to fold and comes complete with a footmuff . It is in good condition and just needs a wash or wipe down to spruce it up a bit. It can be viewed at the Village Hall, no physical contact. Cash sale only please. Priced at just £15.00. Please contact 01756 749235  07989 585564 info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk Please see the website gallery for the image.

Time to trim up the garden with our For Sale items….

Unfortunately the Hall is still closed due to the current lockdown rules.

Gargrave and Malhamdale community Library is however still open for select and collect only. Please contact 01609 536547 admin@gargravelibrary.co.uk with your name, library card number and type of books you require. A day and time will be given for collection. The books will be in the entrance Hall lobby in a paper bag with you name on. A volunteer can assist with any enquiries, books may be returned at the same time. If you are unable to collect the books yourself, a home delivery can be arranged.

Access to the public computers and printer can be available by appointment only, calling the above number.

Please remember to keep an eye on the Village Hall noticeboard and the website for our sale items which at this present difficult time aid our funds slightly. New listings below :

Electric Flymo HoverVac ( Model 280 )  £20.00

Electric Flymo Strimmer ( Power trim )  £10.00

Vintage Booklets ” About Gargrave ” published in 1980. 27 pages with business and shop adverts of the period, centre page Village map and historical information. £1.00 each, a few still available.


These can all be purchased with having no physical contact, cash sales only please. Collection can be arranged from outside the Hall. Please contact 01756 749235. 07989585564 info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk.



Happy New Year….

Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee members wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.

Unfortunately Tier three restrictions now mean that the majority of our small classes are unable to continue at present and  the Snooker Hall is also closed until further notice.

However there is some good news as the Library facilities are exempt from the restrictions and the hours can continue as normal. New members are always welcome and a volunteer will be happy to take details for membership. Opening hours are Monday 2-3.p.m, Friday 2-4.p.m and Saturday mornings 10.a.m – Noon.

Please check out our for sales section ( see gallery ) in aid of Hall funds and also supporting Manorlands ( Caroline will be handing over funds shortly to Molly from the Manorlands fundraising team. Normally she would have been selling items at the monthly Flea Markets, but instead she has been distantly selling a small number of items to friends so she will announce the amount raised as soon as possible. Special thanks to a fellow committee member who has kindly donated two amounts of cash over the year, a local business who has donated items to sell and a friend with a donated shoe collection)!

Items selling this week are:  Dick Francis collection of paperback thrillers. ( 10 in total ).  £10.00

Brand new un-opened Creature comforts DVD  from the award winning creators of Wallace and Gromit – 7 episodes. £2.00

Vintage About Gargrave booklets, published in 1980. 27 pages with shop adverts of the day, some historical information and centre page map. Orginal price was 35p, due to inflation they are now priced at a £1.00 each! I currently have more than one available to sell.

Lots of paperbacks and hardbacks for sale too, just name the author or subject and we can let you know what is available. Paperbacks 50p, Hardbacks £1.00 each. Sold in aid of Hall funds.

Any sales can be made at a social distance, cash sales only please, I can arrange to leave items for collection outside the hall if required. Payment may be made via the front door letterbox. Please contact 01756 749235, 07989585564 info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk


News from the Village Hall ( 19.12.2020 )

The Village Hall will be closing over the Christmas period from Tuesday 22nd December until Monday 4th January.

The Community Library closes at Noon on the 19th December until Monday 4th January ( open 3-4.p.m )

Despite not being able to hold our Annual General Meeting in December it would still seem an appropriate time to thank Gargrave Village Hall committee members for all their work behind the scenes in this very difficult year. Special thanks to Robert, Simon and Lynn who have done sterling work over the year. Thanks too must be extended to our small group of Hirers who have been able to return with their classes. The risk assessments they have been duty bound to create have been comprehensive and compliant. They have acted in a very responsible manner and have ensured that safety has been paramount. Unfortunately the Tier restrictions introduced recently have had a knock on effect on pupil attendance so some teachers have found it financially difficult to continue. The loss of Tier 3 pupils has also altered the dynamics in some groups. Hopefully at some point in the New Year if nearby areas can get the Tier 3 dropped to a 2 Tier then pupils can return once more.

We still have hundreds of books in stock at the Village Hall, very reasonable prices, 50p per paperback, £1 hardbacks. If you have a particular author or title you would like please don`t hesitate to contact info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk  07989585564 or drop a note through the front door of the Hall. Any sales can be made at a social distance, cash only please. Proceeds for Village Hall funds.

We are also happy to support fund raising for Manorlands, again lots of household, general items available, please contact the above with any requests.

Please note on the gallery image on the front page, the tealights are now sold.

We wish all our patrons, friends and the wider community a very Happy and above all a Healthy Christmas.

Latest News ( 28.11.2020 ) and more sale items….

Unfortunately due to the current situation there is no alternative but to re-schedule the Annual General meeting of Gargrave Village Hall committee to a date in 2021.  In normal circumstances the meeting would have been held on the 16th December 2020.

Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will be re-opening for browsing and borrowing . The weekly hours of opening are Mondays 3.p.m – 4.p.m, Fridays 2.p.m – 4.p.m and Saturdays 10.a.m to Noon. Social distancing will be in place at all times and volunteers will be available for anyone wishing to become a new member. The Christmas closure period will be from Noon on Saturday 19th December, re-opening on the 4th January.

Sale items in aid of Hall funds for this month include a variety of unique hand crafted tea lights in the shape of houses with prices ranging from £4 – £8 .00 and a Christmas advent light at £5.00. Collection and payment ( cash only please ) may be made at the Village Hall from a social distance. Please see the gallery image on the home page to view the items listed above.

We are also pleased to support funding for Manorlands, perhaps the nearest you may get to New York for a while is a large canvas print measuring 53″ x 18″ showing the New York Skyline and the text in large letters on the front of the print – Lets go to New York – its in muted shades of cream to rust.  There is also another in the same size but it does have a few marks on it, this is mainly in shades of blue and looks like it is the skyline of Paris. I can send images via phone text.  Only £5 for the New York picture and £2 for the Paris picture.

Please look at previous posts for other sales items, a few of the items remain unsold so its worth asking about them if you are interested.  Please contact 01756 749235  07989585564 info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk for any further details or to arrange viewing and/or purchase.

Latest News ( 14.11.2020 ) including additional sale items…..

Unfortunately due to the new lockdown restrictions implemented from Thursday 5th November we are closing the Village Hall and Snooker Hall until the restrictions are lifted. Fingers crossed this is just until the beginning of December when we shall look forward to welcoming our exercise and small group classes back – again!!

The Library is closed for browsing and borrowing but the select/collect and home delivery services will still be operating as will access to the IT service. The latter is by appointment only, it includes use of a computer and/or photocopier. Please contact 01609 536547 admin@gargravelibrary.co.uk for details of all the Library services including membership.

The Village Hall has hundreds of books for sale, very reasonably priced 50p paperbacks and £1.00 hardbacks. If you enjoy reading books by a particular author  please contact 07989585564/01756 749235 info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk  we may just have the one you are looking for. Normally the books would be for sale at Coffee mornings and Flea Markets but this has not been possible since March. We also, due to the kindness of others have a number of donated items for sale in aid of Hall funds. One or two will be placed on the website and listed on the Village Hall noticeboard over the next few weeks, many thanks to those who have already made purchases. Cash sales only please, collection will be at a social distance outside the premises or if you are isolating a doorstep delivery can be arranged.

This weeks items for sale include two brand new jigsaws still in the cellophane wrap; Waddingtons 500 piece racing car jigsaw ( a line up of grey sports cars and people depicting the 1960`s era) £5.00.  1000 piece BBC Planet Earth Crab jigsaw. £6.00

Jigsaws for children – opened but in good condition and all complete – 100 piece , a collection of disney/fairytale characters and a 50 piece, sleeping beauty. Both a £1.00 each. ( see gallery image, front page of website )

Get ready for Christmas with some Christmas card plaid ribbon bows . Single ribbon 50p, pack of two ribbons £1.00. Pack of peg ( 12 ) card holders ( elves, snowmen, santa ) £1.00. Length of tiny red peg ( 20 ) card holders with snowmen. £1.00.  Contact 07989585564 info@gargravevillagehall.org. for more details or to purchase.

We are also pleased to support fund raising efforts for Manorlands so again some items will be listed for their funds. Two boxed sets of DVDs are up for grabs this week: The complete first season of Prison Break ( 6 discs ) £10.00 and the complete series of the 2006 BBC Planet Earth ( 5 discs ) £6.00. Contact details are as per Village Hall item sales.

Vintage ( 1980`s) two branch silver plated candleabra, would look great as a Christmas table centrepiece. ( see gallery image front page of website ) £5.00

October News – and sale items – read on!!

A degree of normality has returned to the Hall during the past few weeks and we are pleased to welcome back the Yoga ( x 2 ) , Pilates ( x 2 ) , Art Class and Childrens Gym classes. All the teachers and pupils are feeling happy and safe in their albeit slightly different environment.

The Coffee morning held pre the six ruling restriction was really enjoyed by everyone but we are unfortunately unable to hold anymore at this present time. We are also unable to consider holding any Flea Markets, Book Fairs or Dances for the remainder of the year. Normally we would have been selling both Books and donated items in aid of Hall funds at our monthly markets but as this is not possible we shall be listing one or two items for sale over the course of the next few months, via the website and our Hall noticeboard. Our featured items this week are a couple of wicker hampers, ideal for filling with Christmas goodies ( 17″ x 10″ x 5″ ), they have two buckle strap fasteners andd a black fabric lining. £5.00 each. A Brand new and still in its plastic wrapper, BBC Earth Crab jigsaw puzzle.1000 pieces. Size 73 x 48.5cm. Ideal for a gift. £6.00. Something for the children – Kingfisher Encyclopedia`s, lots of information and illustrations ( £30 each when new ). Three in total; History, Science, Lands and People. £5.00 each or £10.00 for the set.  To purchase and/or view please contact  info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk or 07989585564.

The Library is open on Friday afternoons ( 2.p.m – 4.p.m ) and Saturday mornings ( 10.a.m – Noon ). New borrowers always welcome. Please call in on either day for more information. Social distancing will be in place. 01609 532774

The self contained Snooker club has been re-open since July. Details and membership details available from Alan 01756 749939

The Village Hall has a large stock of books for sale, priced at 50p for paperbacks and a £1.00 for hardbacks. If there is a particular book or author you are interested in please call or text 07989585564. or email info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk.




A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Open day Coffee morning on the 25th January and for the positive comments received about the recent improvements to the Snooker Room. They were much appreciated.

A quiet weekend at the Hall this week but a reminder that on Saturday 8th February the Pantomime section will be selling tickets again at the Coffee morning  for their productions later on in the month, February 20th  – 22nd.


Almost 2020.

We all hope that everyone had a good Christmas and would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

It is a fairly quiet period at the Village Hall, which comes as some what of a relief. We have recently undertaken quite a major refurbishment of the Snooker rooms, creating a self contained club and an additional meeting room. The work has not been without its hiccups but I think we are on the home straight.

We shall be celebrating the new look club with an Open day Coffee morning on Saturday 25th January. The whole premises will be available to look around and representatives of various user groups, clubs and class leaders will be in attendance to give more information on their respective group. Tickets will also be available for the 2020 Pantomime, Dick Whittington and his cat.

Bacon sandwiches, hot buttered  teacakes and lots of homemade cakes available from 9.30.a.m. until Noon.

Almost Christmas!

Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will be showing the feel good film Fishermans Friends on Friday evening.  The comedy drama tells the unlikely but true story of a group of Cornish Fishermen who were signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album. The cast is headed by Daniel May, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and David Hayman.

The customary Café style seating will be in place so please bring your own refreshments. The Village Hall doors open at 7.p.m with the film starting at 7.30.p.m. Tickets are £5.00 on the door, with accompanied under sixteens free. Sorry only guide dogs allowed.

The busy Library Volunteers and their friends will be back in action on Saturday morning when they will be hosts for the Coffee morning. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and lots of homemade cakes will be available from 10.a.m until Noon.

Members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all Hirers and Patrons a very Happy Christmas.