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  • Memorial Hall and COVID-19

    Following Lockdown, Village and Community Halls were able to accommodate indoor sport and exercise, dancing classes and certain other performance-related activity from 25th July 2020.The Memorial Hall Management Committee is taking a steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Memorial Hall Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the hall Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • VE Day 75 - Stay at Home Street Party - 8th May 2020

    Stay at Home Street Party - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden”.The village was bedecked in red, white and blue bunting (see also a short video taken by resident Charles Charlesworth on the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall FaceBook page)Teas were prepared by the local coffee shop, Sophie's.With sandwiches, sausage roll, cream scone and Victoria sponge. One recipient later declared it to be “As good as tea at the Ritz”. A VE day quiz was also distributed with each tea.A group of volunteers distributed the teas, one came appropriately dressed in an outfit from the 1940s
  • Frank and Peggy Shuffe - Licensees at the Joiners Arms 1956-1977

    Frank Shuffe, the from 1956, was an English professional footballer who played as a right back for Bradford City and later became trainer at Valley Parade.On leaving football he became manager of the The Prospect Hotel at Ecckeshill, Bradford during October 1953 before moving on to become Landlord of the Joiner's Arms in 1956 Frank died at Harrogate Hospital on 7 February 1973 after a short illness aged 55. Peggy continued on with their son John, a keen sportsman, until she retired in 1978 and moved to live near friends in Scotland  
  • The 'Spanish Flu' - Hampsthwaite 1918

    Milly Hebblethwaite was  a delightful and diligent 14 year old pupil at Hampsthwaite school, who came from a growing family who lived in the Hollins.  The previous year the school had given her a prize for her excellent attendance.  She died of influenza on 10th November, 1918;  This was one day before the end of the ‘War to end wars,’ the first World war.[article by Angela Sansam - June 2020]
  • DTOnline

    DT Online aims to provide, free at the point of use, a substantive resource base generated by teachers and educationalists to support Design and Technology education.The project is supported by the enterprises listed below.
  • Here I Belong by Matt Hartley

    Performed by Falling Stars Theatre Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, North Yorkshire, HG3 2EJSat 25th April 2020Travel through time from 1953 to the present day in this moving, funny and charming play about village life. Elsie has lived in the village for sixty years. She has seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. The village is where her daughter grew up, it’s where her husband died and it’s where she’s going to stay.Performed by Falling Stars Theatre. Known for their immersive style of performance they will capture your imagination and make you feel like you are living the play with the characters. Don’t miss this opportunity to see exciting, engaging theatre right on your doorstep.Tickets available via TicketSource at : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/hollins-lane/hampsthwaite-memorial-hall/here-i-belong-by-matt-hartley-performed-by-falling-stars-theatre/2020-04-25/19:30/t-amzgoq
  • VE Day 76 – Saturday 8th May 2021

    Our Memorial Hall was built to honour the fallen in two world wars and give thanks to those who returned. It is appropriate therefore that we played our full part in the national celebrations and village activities which were planned for May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - moved to Friday 8th May for the purpose - but which had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.In its place we supported a very successful  - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden” which was organised by local volunteers and received support from the Knabs Rdge Community Fund.The intention now is to repeat this for VJ Day on August 15th 2020 and, on this occasion, funding support will be provided by the Memorial Hall
  • UCI Road World Cycling Championships Come Through Hampsthwaite 2019

    Click on the NYCC Interactive Map below to see details of all road closures, parking restrictions, diversions and race timings. Briefly for Hampsthwaite they are as follows:Tuesday 24th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 23 Sep 22:00 - 24 Sep 18:30 - Road closed:  08:30 - 17:30 Mens U23 Individual Time Trial due to come through between 10:35 and 12:18 Women Elite Individual Time Trial due to come through between15:07 and 16:35 Saturday 28th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 27 Sep 22:00 - 28 Sep 16:00 - Road closed: 28 Sep 13:40 - 15:00 Publicity Caravan - leaves Ripon at 12.34 so due here around 1.10pm Women Elite Road Race due to come through between14.29 and 14.47 Click on the FanZone image to see full details of the many attractions on Harrogate centre during race week
  • Plans, Layouts and Resources

    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall can provide facilities and resources for most events and has a good car park with marked spaces for over 50 cars. There is a well-equipped kitchen and catering area with dishwasher, water-heater, micro-wave, Rangemaster Pro induction cooker and ample supplies of crockery, glassware and cutlery. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Servery with hatchways through to both the Main Hall and Dining Room (or small hall) which can be used as a bar. The Memorial Hall is licenced to sell alcohol. The Main Hall includes a well-equipped stage area and Green Room at one end, with P.A. system, both rear and front projection facilities for DVD, Blu-ray or data, ample stage-lighting, star-cloth, a mirror ball, and can be rigged with a ceiling canopy if needed. The Main Hall can open out into the adjacent Sun Lounge to accommodate larger numbers or as a bar area. The Dining Room, or small hall, is used for meetings, for groups, to place a buffet for example, or as another alternative bar area. There are ample chairs to furnish each of the spaces using either rectangular or circular tables. Table cloths and chair covers are available on request.
  • George Frederick Grimshaw - biography

    George Frederick Grimshaw 20th October 1914 - 17th June 1940
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Community Payback

Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite

Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community.
Contact:
Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice)
The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd
Harrogate Probation Office
Harrogate

Redefining the future for people and places

Website:
www.interserve.com


Types of Work Undertaken
  • Indoor and outdoor.
  • Examples of the low skilled work are: footpath edging, clearing leaves, clearing vegetation and planting bulbs and litter picking.
  • Skilled work consisting of: building raised beds, painting and decorating, fencing projects and basic building works such as pointing walls.
  • Currently doing work at a cemetery resetting damaged headstones and also alongside Nidderdale AONB replacing the dry stone walling.
General Information:
  • The work is done with a supervisor who manages the team and works alongside the service users. The maximum size is 8 but generally the team is between 2-5.
  • Offences range from fraud, drink driving and assaults. The service users are assessed as suitable to undertake community payback by the court teams. Generally this is first time offences and the age ranges from 18 up to 70.
  • PPE such as gloves, high vis, steel toe capped boots and dust masks is provided. Risk assessments are put in place but recipients must have public liability insurance. Gardening tools also provided. If they are working on a painting job, the beneficiaries are expected to provide the brushes, fillers and sand paper etc.
Current Work in North Yorkshire

At the moment they work on a range of jobs with Northdale Horticulture, Cundall Church, Stonefall Cemetery, Ripon Cricket Club,  Nidderdale AONB, Great Ouseburn School and the park rangers for Harrogate Council. The villages that they are currently working with are; Alne Parish Council, Scruton Parish Council - and now Hampsthwaite Parish Council.
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Work Undertaken for Hampsthwaite Parish Council

Following a request from Joe Murphy, [Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) of The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd.], via the Harrogate Probation Office, Hampsthwaite P.C. agreed at their January Mtg to engage with the scheme.

The Memorial Hall Management Committee agreed that the Hall can be used as a base location for work in the village generally. Monday was chosen as the working day because the Hall is unoccupied at this time.

Groups arrive 9.30am Monday and work until 3.00pm. Group size has varied between 8 and 2 and is most regularly 4 to 6

To date, there have been 3 beneficiaries of the scheme: Memorial Hall, Parish Council (village in general), St Thomas a’Becket church. Cost of materials required and refreshments provided are apportioned in accordance with the distribution of work done.

Future Work Plans:
  • Painting bollards
  • Tidying edges around Green
  • Repairing, varnishing and painting, as required, seats and benches
  • 'Spring Clean' inside the church
  • Clearing Church yard edges and around graves
  • Re-setting grave stones
  • Re-polishing Church Room floor
  • Clearing Medieval Way - inc. repairs to dry stone walls
  • Repairing Feast Bridge
  • Clearing edges of Feast Field
  • Clearing Himalayan Balsam (in June)
There are also some minor tasks and repeat tasks (e.g. floor polishing). Most tasks are scheduled on a week by week basis and some are weather dependent. We are making requests for additional work and especially interior work (e.g. both churches, Memorial Hall, Village Room, Feast Cabins, Cricket Club).

Volunteers Needed

Our experience is that the Payback teams are well supervised, good humoured and excellent to work with - and the more we can work with them: the better the outcomes for the village.

So don’t hesitate to come and say hello when you see them working. Perhaps make them a cup of tea!

For all tasks, we appeal for volunteers (simply to drop in, guide, encourage and show appreciation mainly). All work needs provisionally to be planned and resourced in advance such that it is a available as a 'job ready to go'  whenever weather, group size and/or skills availability bring it to the fore. There are no labour costs but materials cost, including refreshments, need to be covered by the beneficiary. They are not allowed to do work on private amenities nor to do work which would normally be paid for.



Community PayBack Progress Reports
Community Payback

Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite

Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community.
Contact:
Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice)
The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd
Harrogate Probation Office
Harrogate

Redefining the future for people and places

Website:
www.interserve.com