May 17, 2022

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall

Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall

                                       Sand Hutton,  York,  YO41 1LL

To see the forthcoming events taking place at the Village Hall click HERE. It’s yours to use!

The Village Hall was gifted  by the Church Commissioners in 1955, after they had acquired  the estate from the Walker family. It had originally been the laundry room of Sand Hutton Hall, more details of which can be seen on the Village Heritage webpage.   (LINK).

It  is a Registered Charity  supporting   the community by providing facilities for local groups and  individuals.  It is the main place in the Parish where we can meet others  socially– it’s our community centre , providing  a sizeable hall space and smaller   room  for:

  • Meetings –  eg Parish Council meetings ( open to all)
  • Social events – coffee mornings, lunch club, private parties, Saturday Socials,Pop up Pub
  • Activities – bowls, Gardening Club, Women in Harmony Choir, W.I., Heritage Group, Pilates, group stays overnight eg Brownies
  • Village events – Annual Produce Show, Christmas party/ show, plays, musical evenings, Plant Fair,
  • The Community Library….comprehensive selection of books and DVD’s available on loan



The Hall is a valuable asset to the Community and  has been run by a succession of volunteers over the past 64 years. Many of the events  help to raise funds to  keep the building safe and well maintained. and its viability depends entirely on the support of the local community participating  and/ or giving up some time to help with the running of the Hall. Sponsorship, donations and ideas for fund raising  and ‘hands on help’ are always welcome, such as clearing away at the end of  an event. Please give us support in any way you can ,not least by attending some of the events organised by the Committee.

Volunteers to assist the  Management Committee of Trustees are particularly welcome Over the years  a succession of residents have been on the Committee and  found this to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience.

Currently (2019-20)  Management Committee members are:  Philip Orton(Chair), Sarah Sykes(Treasurer), Lucia White(secretary), Anne White & Fiona Davies (booking team), Caroline Hall, Trish Russell.

Interested in using the Hall? Want to start a group such as dance, film, art, music, discussion, model making, keep fit, or do you wish to hold an event?

The Hall provides:

  • Large hall plus tables and chairs and electronic piano
  • Small meeting room
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Toilets, including disabled facilities
  • Good access for disabled
  • Full central heating
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Large parking area
  • Permanent projector screen with laptop and projector available for hire
  • P/A system with roving microphone

 You’re welcome to contact any of the Management Committee for help and advice on use of the Hall, the  setting up a new group, publicity etc., or  telephone Philip (01904  468525) . Come and see what we’ve got!

 To join existing groups, please contact:

  • Green Fingertips gardening club –John Short (01904 468604)
  • Indoor bowls – Linda and Ken  Spaven  01904 468785
  • Women in Harmony – Caroline Hall 01904 468376
  • W.I. – Linda Spaven 01904 468785
  • Heritage Group – Anne White 01904 468550
  • Knit and Natter-Rachel Hirst  01904  468336
  • Pilates-Sarah Sykes 01904 468148

Want to hire the Hall for a private event?

Hourly rates are £12 (£7 for local people & affiliated groups).  April to September

 Hourly rates are £13 (£8 for local people & affiliated groups). October to March

To book, call the Booking Team on – 01904 468001/ 468550

To view or download the hiring agreement and the Terms and Conditions,  click on the links below:

Village Hall Hiring Agreement

Equipment Hiring Agreement – SH&C VH Equipment Hiring Agreement V 2.0 21.10.2014 – Sand Hutton Claxton Village Hall-1 

Standard Conditions of Hire

User Information Document 

Health & Safety Policy

Health & Safety Document

Safeguarding Policy

Covid Safe Protocol

Covid Festival Events Guidance

You may  need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to the view these documents, which can be downloaded free from –