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    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: See also the History section for a brief history of
  • Village Room Events Calendar

    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
  • Harrogate Housing Association

    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: URL: FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter:
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953


    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window)
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See:

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
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Groups and Societies

Dancing for Well-Being

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Come and enjoy music, fun and laughter with like-minded people at the Dancing for Well-Being group at the Memorial Hall, Hollins Lane on Wednesdays at 11.00 a.m. til 12.30 p.m.

You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you don't need a partner, you can move at the right level for you, and you don't need a good memory.

Dancing for Well-Being is ideal if you find other exercise/dance classes too much, e.g. if you have mobility/balance problems, use a walking aid or wheelchair, if you have heart or breathing problems, or conditions like arthritis, Parkinson's or dementia.

The cost is £5, which includes refreshments. For more information you can visit or call Jackie Terry on 01423 531235, or email her at



Pack meets in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday evenings between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.

Gardening Club

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Meetings in the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall at 8.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September to May, unless otherwise stated.

This friendly Club welcomes anyone who is interested in the many and varied aspects of gardening

See also the Hampsthwaite Events calendar


Hampsthwaite and Birstwith Junior Football Club

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HBJFC is run for the benefit of children living, or attending school, within the Hampsthwaite and Birstwith area catering for boys and girls ages 6 through to 11. Saturday morning coaching sessions are run in Hampsthwaite on Feast Field. For details visit

Hampsthwaite in Bloom

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See the Yorkshire in Bloom website for details of this campaign which is open to all communities in the County, from villages through to the largest cities. It aims to encourage people to work together to care for their local environment. Entrants are judged according to a set of criteria which include floral enhancement, community, cleanliness, permanent landscaping, conservation and recycling.

Hampsthwaite Feast

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Hampsthwaite residents are welcome to attend and to participate in the organisation of this major annual event.

See the Feast section of this web site for more details

Hampsthwaite Picture House

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Check the programme of film screenings by visiting the Hampsthwaite Picture House website. Films screened at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends sat at our convivial, candle-lit tables with refreshments, 'nibbles', food and bar as appropriate to the film being shown.

Tickets available from Hampsthwaite Post Office ( or at the door if available) - why not book a table and come as a group?

Hampsthwaite Players

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Hampsthwaite Players present two productions each year! A spring production normally a Play, which generally falls around the last week of March, the Group also present an autumn pantomime towards the end of November. Anyone wishing to join the group can do so by contacting Phil (secretary) or Michael Binns (chairman) either by any member of the Hampsthwaite Players or e-mailing

Indoor Bowls


Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Memorial Hall

Ladies Keep Fit


In the Memorial Hall each Tuesday from 8.,00pm until 9.30pm

Mother and Toddler Group


We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am at Memorial Hall. We have crafts, art, toys, singing and refreshments. Mums, Dads & Grandparents welcome to bring their children. Open Term Time Only.

Mothers' Union

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Meetings in the Village Room every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Visit for details

Nidderdale Bridge Club


Mondays at 7.15pm in the Memorial Hall

Snooker and Billiards Club


New members welcome

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new and old members to join our friendly club

Situated at the Memorial Hall in Hampsthwaite, we provide high quality playing facilities for those who wish to play socially or who would like to compete in one of our league teams.


Tennis Club


Meet at Birstwith

Village Show

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Organised each year on the weekend following the 17th July - the same day as the Feast

Village Society


To preserve and improve the character and amenities of the village. To promote activities of interest to the members.

"Where friends meet hearts warm"
- Scottish proverb


Wednesday Fellowship Network

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Every 3rd Wednesday at 2.30pm in the Methodist Church

Wednesday Group


Meets on the first Wednesday of each month

Women's Institute

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What do YOU know about the LARGEST women's organisation in the country?

Hampsthwaite WI meets at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall on the first Monday of the month.

Contact Us:

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Join us in our 70th year for a fabulous year of experiences and discussions with a few competitions and lucky draws on the way!

Have a look at our 2017 Programme from Hedgehogs to Healthcare, from Local history to Music. Along with our WI ethos of making our voices count.




Thursday evenings from April to September - meet outside the Post Office at 7.00pm