Clubroom

The Heart of the Community Since 1861

The Clubroom is situated in the High Street opposite the telephone box (which was adopted by the Clubroom committee in 2012) and serves as Titchmarsh’s village hall. It is a registered charity and has an interesting history, being founded and built by The Titchmarsh Benefit Society in 1861.

You can see more about the village history on other pages on the village website.

The Clubroom was totally refurbished in 2004 with the aid of grants received from the Big Lottery Fund, East Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council. In 2015 – with the help of grants from WRENN, Northamptonshire County Council, the District Council, Maud Elkington Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and the ‘106’  money related to the building of the affordable housing scheme – an extension to improve the toilet facilities and provide a much needed smaller meeting room was completed.  The addition of the meeting room means that the main hall can be used at the same time as meetings take place, making the hire availability more versatile. The meeting room also has facilities for making refreshments.

The Clubroom is home to Titchmarsh Pre-school Monday to Friday during term time and also hosts:

  • Folk dancing  on Monday 8-9pm
  • Karate on Tuesday 6- 7pm   martinjannine@btinternet.com            07714222778
  • Intermediate Yoga on Tuesday     7.15 – 8.15  charlottejharrison@hotmail.co.uk      01832 730752
  • Pilates   on Wenesdays 7-8 pm   ladykhome@hotmail .com    07789773310
  • Flower Club 5 Wednesdays a year 7.30 – 9pm  terry.higgins@higgins.uk.com   01832 734215
  • Youth Group alternate Fridays      yh1@sanger.ac.uk      07756334750. Youth Group has a page on this website too for more information.

The Clubroom is available for hire between these times for private parties, meetings, fund raising events, clubs and societies. The premises’ alcohol license can be used at the discretion of the Management Committee or a TEN – Temporary Event Notice – can be applied for. It can comfortably accomadate 120 people sitting or 150 people standing.  We have hosted pub nights, numerous quiz nights,  village celebratory events such as the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012 – even ferret racing has taken place here! The possibilities are endless! There is wheelchair access and a toilet for the less able.

Facilities/equipment available

Cutlery and crockery for 120 place settings
Wine and beer glasses
Eleven large tables that seat 8 max
Nine small tables that seat 4 max
100 chairs
Domestic gas cooker and hob
Commercial sized warming cupboard
PA system with roving microphones
Bar area
Wine fridge
Wine and beer glasses
Fridge
Microwave
Water boiler and kettle

Bouncy Castle for childrens parties – an additional fee of £50-00 is charged for this.

If not required for a booking, tables, chairs, crockery etc can be borrowed by people in Titchmarsh in return for a donation to Clubroom funds. Please liaise with our caretaker and bookings clerk with regard to this. Contact details are below.

Hire Rates

 Village residentNon village/Regular hirerNon village occasional hirer
Main Hall£8-00 p/h £10-00 p/h £12-00 p/h
Meeting room £6-00 p/h£8-00 p/h £10-00 p/h
Both rooms £14-00 p/h£16-00 p/h£20-00 p/h

 

Time required for setting up and clearing away is included in the length of time charged for each hiring.

Regular hire is defined as 4 or more times per year.

To ensure exclusive use of the Clubroom the hirer must hire both rooms.

A copy of the hire agreement can be accessed below.

Clubroom Hire Agreements

 

Management Committee

The Clubroom is managed by a small but perfectly formed Committee of volunteers which includes:

  • Chairperson – Geoff Love         07719944790       Geoff.love92@gmail.com
  • Vice chairperson – Paul Milner
  • Secretary – Liz Townson           07523541543       liz.townson@btinternet.com
  • Bookings clerk – Val Sorrell      01832  735448     v.sorrell@tiscali.co.uk
  • Caretaker – John Fieldsend      01832 730230

The committee meets regularly, usually every month to ensure the smooth running of the Clubroom.  An AGM is held, usually in October. This is a public meeting at which a summary of the years events and financial activity is presented, as well as any plans for the future. There is also an opportunity to join the Committee and help in running this valuable village asset. New members, new ideas and new enthusiasm is always welcome!

Copies of minutes can be accessed below.