Upper Breamish Valley near Alnham Moor (by James Bone)

 

Ingram Village Hall - A Community Resource

 

Refurbished Ingram Village hall showing PV roof panels

Ingram Village Hall was opened in 1928 to serve as a Church Hall and a local community facility. It is a registered charity, organized and managed by a volunteer committee whose aim is to maximize the use of the Hall for social, recreational and educational functions. Apart from a few improvements and repairs over the years the building remained in its original state until 2010, following the village's selection to join British Gas Green Streets project.  The hall is a focal point within the parish of Ingram as the sole community meeting space available and as a resource for other groups or organizations who wish to hire the Hall. Refurbishment has been carried out in conjunction with energy saving and generating measures (see our refurbishment pages). However maintaining and improving the hall is an ongoing process and fund raising is a major challenge to the volunteer committee and the community at large.

The village hall is ideally situated on the edge of Northumberland National Park, adjacent to the Northumberland National Parks visitor centre and with available parking for users. It can be hired by groups or organizations outside the community at very reasonable rates for a variety of functions. The facilities are basic, but the opportunities for outdoor exploration are immense. There is a kitchen area, toilets and an open central floor space suitable for indoor (communal) camping or social and educational activities with tables, chairs etc. There is also collapsible staging for specific events if required. Ingram Village Hall is on Sustrans cycle route 68, making it excellent for overnight stays for cyclists, and ideal for walkers who wish to camp indoors overnight to guarantee staying dry! 

Interior of refurbished village hall

Any enquiries about booking the hall for whatever reason can be made by telephoning the secretary on 01665 578980 or e-mailing 

 Please be aware that there are no special sleeping arrangements. It’s bring your own equipment and be guaranteed a floor space for the night! You can make a cup of tea, cook your own food & sleep undercover but there is currently no shower. The rates are £10 per hour up to a maximum of £35 for group hire overnight. Individuals or small groups should ring to discuss availability and rates.
 
We want you to enjoy the Breamish Valley and all it has to offer whether as groups or individuals. The facilities are simple but adequate and the recent improvements to insulation and heating (thanks to the British Gas Green Streets project) make it warm and cosy, but please don’t expect luxury facilities. What you may miss out on in terms of facilities will be fully compensated by the opportunities on the doorstep to immerse yourself in magnificent views and opportunities to walk, cycle or just enjoy beautiful wide open space.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VILLAGE HALL REFURBISHMENT