Helpston Village Hall

The Village Hall
West Street,

The Village Hall is on the B1443, West Street, opposite Clare Court.  Parking is in the street. Use the “Around Helpston” tab on the main menu to access a Google map to help you find your way.

Helpston Village Hall is a thriving venue for a mix of organisations who meet there on a regular basis. Originally a WW1 accommodation hut for the Canadian military the wooden building was a leftover from The Great War and found its way to Helpston. One or two residents still remember the building being delivered one summers day on horse and cart and helping to unload it to its current resting place.

The Hall is regularly used by a variety of local organisations as well as the many one-off events which take place such as children’s parties, anniversaries and birthdays. In addition, the Hall is used as a venue for The John Clare Festival, which takes place each year on the closest Saturday to the Poet’s birthday of 13th July.

Helpston Parish Council hold their meetings in the Village Hall on the first Monday of every month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public are warmly invited to attend.

Listed below is the current weekly diary of regular users:

Monday :
9.30 – 11.30 Toddler Group

10.00-11.00 Line Dancing
7.00 – 8.00 Boxercise

First Thursday of every Month
Helpston W.I. 7.30p.m.

September to April
Wednesday Evenings Bowls

All are welcome at any of the above events.

The hall is managed by a committee of volunteers who meet regularly in the hall to discuss its day to day running and maintenance. Each organisation in the village is represented, from the Tennis Club to the WI, and over a cup of tea we are all afforded the opportunity to put forward the views of our organisations as to how the hall is managed.

Should you be interested in attending our meetings, or would like any further information about the hall please contact the Secretary, Tammy Tushingham on 01733 253770.

If you would like to hire the hall, please contact the Booking Secretary, Caryn Thompson, on 01733 252232

Tammy Tushingham
Secretary to Helpston & Etton Community Association

Hiring Agreement 2017

Hiring Information Sheet 2017

Helpston Village Hall Hire Charges May 2016

Trustee Report AGM 18 April 2016

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Gill Jolly May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

Hi Janet, as you will see there is a Google map available on the Around Helpston tab of this website which should help you find your way here. I do hope this helps and that you enjoy visiting our village
Best Wishes
Gill Jolly


Karen fox October 27, 2018 at 9:24 am

Hi I was just wondering if my booking for the hall on the 17th of November could be confirmed? Many thanks


Roy Hinchliff October 29, 2018 at 11:08 am

Dear Karen, you need to contact Caryn Thompson by phone to confirm any booking for the Village Hall. Only she can confirm a booking. Her phone number is on the Village Hall page. Bookings cannot be made or viewed on this website. Only public events at the Village Hall are published on the Events Calendar and these are added separately. If your event is private, it will not appear on the website.
Kind regards
Roy Hinchliff, website administrator.


Kim Coley December 27, 2018 at 2:52 am

Hi there,
We were wondering if your hall was available for hire on new years eve. We have a gathering we would like to run (alcohol free, with meditation and movement).
Does your hall hold 30 people?
Please could someone contact me ASAP to let me know if this is possible?
Thanks, Kim


Roy Hinchliff December 28, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Hello Kim, you need to contact the person who deals with bookings for the Village Hall. Her name is Caryn Thompson and her number is 01733 252232.
Roy Hinchliff, website admin.


Sheila Dunford February 21, 2019 at 9:33 am

Dear Mr Hinchliff
Could you please tell me if the Village Hall has Public Liability Insurance that covers those groups renting it as a venue, as well as the general public?

Sheila Dunford (Treasurer)
Helpston Local History Group (HLHG)


Roy Hinchliff February 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

Dear Sheila,
Your question should really be directed to the Chair of the Helpston Village Hall committee, however I can confirm that no hired premises in the land will provide public liability indemnity to hirers through the premises’ own policy. It is always the responsibility of the hirer to obtain their own public liability insurance for activities they offer to the public in hired premises, including private events. The liability of the owners of the premises is limited to that which arises from the premises directly. For example, if you organise a keep-fit class in a village hall which you have hired for the purpose, and one of your pupils cracks their head open as a result of colliding with another pupil because they have not understood your directions properly, then that could be your liability and you need to have insurance for it to protect yourself in the event of being sued. If your pupil is electrocuted by switching on a light in the premises, then that is the Hall Committee’s liability, for which they would have their own insurance. I hope this is clear.


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