The village Hall AGM has regrettably been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances A new date will be published in due course
Please note the Friendly Fridays cafe at Aberford village hall will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The volunteers who run the cafe will follow advice issued by the government when making their decision regarding when to re-open.
Thank you for your support of Friendly Fridays, we look forward to seeing you at the cafe again in the future.
Aberford Village Hall will be part of a national campaign which celebrates England’s 10,000 village halls.
Celebrating in style, our Village Hall will have an open day on Friday 24th January. The open day is free to all and will showcase the hall’s activities and facilities. Local MP Alec Shelbroke and Ward Councillors Matthew Robinson, Ryan Stephenson & Sam Firth will also be in attendance to show their support for Aberford.
David Gluck, Chair of the Village Hall Committee, said “Our village hall is a vital part of our community. So many facilities have fallen by the wayside in Aberford over recent years, but our hall remains a great place and space for people to come together and enjoy themselves – use it, it’s yours…we just look after it for you!!”
Village Halls Week is run by national rural charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their 38 member organisations, and Community First Yorkshire is the local member supporting village halls and community buildings. It takes place from Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January.
The 2019 Aberford Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place in the hall on Tuesday 17th December at 7.45pm.
Everyone is warmly welcomed to attend, listen and contribute, and free refreshments will be offered to all.
To view the event poster, click here and download filename “Village Hall AGM 2019 Poster”.
Heineken UK will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in the village hall to provide information and answer questions regarding some abnormal loads that are due to come through Aberford in March/April 2019 (dates TBC).
Please come along if you have any questions or would like more information about how and why the vessels are being transported through the village.
Free refreshments will be offered from the brewery and from the village hall cafe.
To download the poster from Heineken UK, click here (filename “Heineken UK – Abnormal Loads Public Meeting, 12.02.19”).
The Friendly Fridays Cafe will be holding two festive events in the next couple of weeks – please see the details below:
Friday 30th November – Craft Fair: A selection of local craft makers will be in the cafe so come along and see what they have for sale or to order.
Friday 14th December – Christmas Treat: The Village Harmonies Choir will be in the cafe from 11am – 12pm so join us for a festive sing along and mince pies, plus all the usual cafe delights!
The normal cafe opening hours of 10am to 4pm remain for these two dates.
Christmas closures: Please note the cafe will be closed on 21st December and 28th December.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
There will be a community event on Friday 9th November 2018 from 4pm – 6pm to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The event will be held at the village hall where light refreshments will be served and The Village Harmonies Choir will attend to sing songs.
Come along to learn about the fallen men from the village and to read the Headmaster’s log book from this time.
To view the event poster, click here.
Lest we forget
The members of the parish council would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning hosted at the Friendly Fridays cafe at the end of September, which raised an amazing £193.50!
We hope to see you at the cafe again soon!