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 to provide a place where the working men of the village could come and read a newspaper.
Today, the Reading Room is a regular venue throughout the year for various clubs and community groups as well as private functions such as children's parties, family celebrations and similar events, and the village's very popular "HUG" coffee mornings on Fridays, 10.00am to midday.
Evening meetings include:
- Aikido Club
- Karate Club
- Parish Council
- Silson Singers
- Welfare Group
- Youth Club
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 Whitfest and 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 with a recently installed new electric cooker, 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