Like many villages in South Northants, Whittlebury's village hall is called the Reading Room. This title dates back to the days when its main use was tp provide a place where the working men of Whittlebury could come and read a newspaper.
Today, the Reading Room is a regular venue for Whittlebury Preschool Nursery during the day, Monday to Thursdays, and for the coffee morning on Fridays.
Evening meetings include:
- Aikido Club
- Karate Club
- Parish Council
- Silson Singers
- Welfare Group
- Youth Club
The Reading Room is the venue for many of the key events that take place in the community throughout the year and it is often used for children's parties, family celebrations and similar events.
The playing field next to the Reading Room is a free play area for children, with equipment in a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) - slide, climbing frame, swings as well as a picnic table. The field also hosts larger village events such as the annual church fete.
The Reading Room is available for hire and is an ideal venue for meetings, evening classes and other events. There are several rooms, and the facilities include a kitchen and a ramp for wheelchair access.
The Reading Room is run as a charity by the Parish Council.
- Whittlebury Reading Room Hire Agreement (PDF, 272 Kb)
Hire Agreement for the Whittlebury Reading Room