Village Halls Week comes to Aberford!

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. 


Abnormal Loads Through Aberford – Public Meeting – 12.02.19, 8pm

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”).

Friendly Fridays’ Events – Craft Fair 30.11.18 and Christmas Treat 14.12.18

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!

WWI Centenary Event – Aberford Village Hall, Friday 09.11.18, 4pm – 6pm

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 

Village Hall AGM – Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7.30pm

The 2018 Aberford Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place in the hall on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm.

Agenda items include:

  • Update on refurbishments including the kitchen and green room
  • Opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions
  • Find out about the Village Hall Supporters
  • Management Committee elections
  • Future plans and ideas

Everyone is warmly welcomed to attend, listen and contribute!

Friendly Fridays Cafe at Aberford Village Hall – Macmillan Big Coffee Morning 28.09.18

The Friendly Fridays Cafe at the village hall is holding a Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September.

The information below is taken from the Macmillan website to explain what the event is about:

“The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. We ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone we raised over £27 million and together we can make this another successful year.”

The Friendly Fridays Big Coffee Morning event will take place between 10am and 4pm with all proceed being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Any cake donations on the day will be very welcome.

Come along for a friendly chat and some yummy refreshments in support of this great charity.

Friendly Fridays Cafe at Aberford Village Hall – New Opening Hours

Friendly Fridays, the new cafe at the village hall, has now been running for several weeks and is proving to be a hit with residents! Cllr Nancy Griffiths gave an informal update at our July parish council meeting and said people of varying ages have been to the cafe, are giving positive feedback and making suggestions, and already there have been some repeat customers!

Cllr Griffiths advised the opening hours have changed and are now Fridays 10am to 4pm.

Please note – the cafe will not be open on the following dates:

  • 17th August
  • 24th August

The volunteers who run the cafe would love to see more people so please spread the word and help make Fridays fun in Aberford!

Aberford Village Hall Cafe – Friendly Fridays – Opening 13.07.18, 9am – 3pm

A new community cafe will be opening on Friday 13th July 2018 at Aberford Village Hall between 9am and 3pm!

The cafe will be open on Fridays from this week and will serve hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes. Come along for a friendly chat and give your suggestions as to what you’d like to see being served in the cafe.

The community cafe will be run by volunteers so if you’d like to get involved with baking or help with serving and tidying up, please do let one of the other volunteers know.

The volunteers would love to see lots of people so please spread the word and help make Fridays fun in Aberford!