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Village Hall ​​


Littlethorpe Village Hall
Littlethorpe Village Hall
Littlethorpe Village Hall
Littlethorpe Village Hall is a venue for a variety of community and social uses including meetings, classes, social events, talks and training sessions. With a capacity of 80 (seated), it offers:
A clean, well-decorated , well-lit and heated venue for most purposes.
​Wi-fi access.
Ample provision of tables and chairs.
A modern kitchen facility with equipment included.
Access and toilets for the disabled.
Baby-changing facilities.
Loop system.
Ample car parking.
Advice on possible catering support.


Littlethorpe Village Hall is situated on Littlethorpe Lane in the heart of the village close to Ripon by-pass.
Leaving the by-pass at the Dalamires Lane roundabout, continue along Littlethorpe Road until you see the St. Michael's Church on the left-hand side. Carry straight on for approximately 50 metres and the village hall can clearly be seen on the lefthand side.
If arriving along Littlethorpe Lane, the village hall can be seen on the right just before the church.
​The postcode is HG4 3LG.
How to book
Littlethorpe Village Hall
Charges for Littlethorpe Village Hall in 2018 are £9 per hour for village residents and £10 per hour for non-residents and commercial organisations.
To book the hall, contact Peter Moss on:
01765 450663
Mobile - 07584126254
email - [email protected]
 ​ Littlethorpe Village Hall Committee
Chair - Angela Seeger-Horner
Vice Chair - Juliet Jowitt
Secretary - Christine Curtis Tel:01765 603786  [email protected]
Treasurer - Wendy Hunton
Bookings secretary - Peter Moss Tel:01765 450663
 [email protected]
Committee members -
Chris Burley
Carol Edmonstone
Sue Little​​
Appointee Committee Members
Church - Peter Moss
Entertainments - Rob Ankcorn
Parish Council - Jackie Laugher
Regular classes
Highsides Folk Dance Club
Highsides Folk Dance Club started 17 years ago in Kirkby Malzeard (hence its name Highsides) and is run by Les and Janet Barclay. The club came to Littlethorpe Village Hall in the summer of 2017 and has up to 25 members. Les started dancing in 1950 and Janet a few years later. They will be handing over the job of running the club to Ian and Dorothy Griffin in summer 2018 but will continue to come along to the club. They meet on Fridays and Sundays (details on the class list above) with the dancing on Sundays being more complicated. If you are interested, go along to a Friday club and you will be made very welcome. I was asked if I would like to join in and stay for a cup of tea!​​
Art Group
​The Art Group, which has over 20 members, has been running for 18 years, originally meeting in the Ambulance Hall. Because of a shortage of space and lack of adequate parking, it moved to Littlethorpe in 2010. Due to numbers, it split into two groups with Barbara Evans running the Monday group and Brian Nixon, who has lived in Washington Close since 1980, running the Tuesday group. The majority of the artists are members of Ripon Arts and they come from as far afield as Northallerton, Harrogate and Exelby. Brian explained that it is not a teaching session but a workshop which they finish off with a critique of each other's work. Everyone brings their own materials which include cotton buds and twigs (yes, really!) and to quote Brian, "Do their own thing". If you are interested in joining, Brian can be contacted on 01765 604580 and Barbara can be contacted on 01765 677783. 
​The village hall was a hive of activity and fun with budding rugby players clearly enjoying themselves; the parents joined in too. The session even finished with a haka! (See photos below). Jon Steel, who runs the classes, said that the village hall was very inviting being cosy and warm with good facilities. It is a good size and has everything he needs with the car park being ideal as parents stay to watch and access to wi-fi is an added bonus. Jon sent the following information about the classes.

 Make your child's development more fun!
Our fun, structured play sessions for 2-7 years take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.
Our motto
Our motto is simple; "make it more fun". We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike.
Owen Farrell
England fly-half Owen Farrell says...
"Rugbytots' fun and exciting classes really engage the children and provide a fantastic introduction into the game of rugby. I would recommend getting involved."
What to expect...
"Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or  attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines!"

Rugbytots - Saturday's 
Age 2-3½ - 30 mins
Classes 8:50am & 9:25am 
Find out more about our toddler classes. Rugbytots’ activities for 2 to 3 year olds are a great way to spend time with your child will they learn and play.

Rugbytots - Saturday's 
Age 3½–5 – 45 mins
10am & 11:40am 
Rugbytots’ activity classes for 31/2 to 5 year olds begin to introduce children to Rugby and the specific skills involved, providing a positive environment for children to discover a new world of sporting imagination.

Rugbytots - Saturday's 
Age 5 – 7 – 45 mins
Class 10:50am 
As your child gets a little older, our classes gently introduce the basic rules of Rugby. Our activities for 5-7 year olds focus on fun, encouragement, building self-esteem and confidence.

A bit about me: My name is Jon Steel and I run Rugbytots Harrogate District & Northallerton. I enjoyed 15 years as a professional Rugby player, during this time representing Scotland in the Six Nations and Autumn Tests. 
Since retiring I have been a PE Teacher for four years. Now recently starting with Rugbytots and building the franchise up in my area. Please come along to the excellent facilities at Littlethorpe Village Hall for a free taster, you can arrange a taster by contacting me via email: [email protected] 
Or phone: 0345 313 0283 
I look forward to hearing from you. 

​News, Reports and Minutes

A.G.M. 2019
The Annual General Meeting has been re-scheduled for 2nd July, 7p.m. for 7.30p.m. The village hall commitee will be happy for you to join them and drinks and nibbles will be available. If anyone would like to join the village hall committee please let one of the committee know - you would be very welcome.
Angela Seeger-Horner
Littlethorpe Village Hall Chair
A.G.M. 2019
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on the 20th May, 2019 7p.m. for 7.30pm.  We would be very happy to see you.  If you think you would like to join the Village Hall Committee please contact me, Christine, at [email protected]
Christine Curtis
Littlethorpe Village Hall Secretary
A.G.M. Minutes - May 2018
Following Drinks and Nibbles our Chairman welcomed those who had attended.
The minutes of our last Annual General Meeting were signed as a true record.
Our chairman gave her report thanking the committee for their support over the past year.
We were advised that Wi-Fi had been installed enabled by having an emergency phone put in the hall.
We are awaiting work to be carried out on a new Hive system to help our heating system to be more efficient.
The entrance and toilets are to be decorated in the next few weeks.
Our treasurer gave her report explaining that the classes are doing well and that the hall is being hired for parties and meetings.
Following our recruitment drive we are pleased to report that we now have 2 new committee members.
Robert Ankcorn will be replacing Mandy as the Entertainment Representative and our treasurer advised that she wished to step down next year.
The village hall was involved, together with St. Michael’s Church in helping at Littlethorpe Manor Open Garden Day last year.

We have agreed to help this year on Sunday 9th September 2018 to raise funds for both the village hall and St. Michael’s Church after giving 10% of the money taken providing teas to support the National Garden Scheme.
As you will no doubt be aware, last year we managed to provide tea and cakes for nearly 500
people and had some lovely comments. This would not have been possible without the generous contribution of cakes from villagers, committee members and church congregation.  We would be very grateful to hear from anyone who would be able to provide a cake for this event.  If you feel able to help please let a Village Hall Committee member, Church Committee member know or either phone 01765 603786 or email [email protected] 
We will be putting more information about this on the website and in Roundabout nearer the date.
Thank you for your support over the past year.

Christine Curtis
Secretary Littlethorpe Village Hall