Harrowbarrow & Metherell Village Hall is a large village hall built in 1995, with both a hall and meeting room for hire.  It is at the heart of village life and is the venue for many clubs, groups and societies in the area.  It is also hired for various private functions including wedding receptions, parties and business meetings. 

Recent developments have provided the site with three distinct areas:

1. A Village Hall with adjacent parking, garden and grassed areas for various outdoor activities such as summer shows etc. plus an enclosed Pre-school Playgroup play area (1995).

2. A woodland and park area with 300 native trees (2007).  The grass is cut in certain areas to provide trails and picnic areas.

3. A fully equipped and landscaped play area (2010) including a zip wire, climbing frame with slide, swings, fenced multi-activity/ball playing area. Skateboard/bike ramped area and a fenced in area for toddlers with climbing frame, ride on bouncers, swings and agility challenge. The site is safe and secure where children are able to play away from traffic and other dangers.

Recently funds from the building and maintenance fund have been used to replace curtaining and flooring (2016); create better access to   the chair and table storeroom;  provide a new programmed multifunctioning lighting system for events (parties, discos, weddings etc.) (2018) and installed a new efficient central heating system (2018).

The Harrowbarrow & Metherell Community Association was formed in 1981 and a Constitution was adopted in 1983.  The
Community Association (CA) meets quarterly and holds its AGM in May.  There are 15 organisations represented on the General Committee along with Officers and Individual Members from the Community Association’s Sub-committees.  There are currently three Sub-committees that are overseen by the General Committee. All endeavour to raise funds to offset the maintenance costs of the Village Hall and its surrounds. The current sub-committees are: 

Hall Management: Responsible for the day to day running and maintenance of the Village Hall and grounds.  It employs a team of voluntary supervisors who open and close the Village Hall as required

Social: Provide opportunities through social events to enrich the lives of all members of the community

Hamlet: The free quarterly newsletter of the villages began in 1981. Hamlet is delivered by 20 voluntary distributors to over 700 households in the area.  A free copy can be picked up in the Post Office in Harrowbarrow.  It includes news from a range of groups as well as adverts and information about events in the area.                                                               

Thirty-one members currently serve on the Community Association’s committees. New members are always welcome.  The Community Association also provides extensive information in the form of a Welcome Pack that it gives to new residents.

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