About The Hall

Situated in the Lake District National Park, just 5 miles from the market town of Keswick and in the heart of the newest World Heritage site, Newlands Village Hall, known locally as “The Institute,” is located in the Newlands Valley in the quiet Lakeland hamlet of Stair. Surrounded by stunning countryside and in an area rich in cultural heritage, for the last 60 years the Institute has been a valuable social and community hub for this thriving rural and spread out parish

Sitting between Catbells and Causey Pike, the Institute is the ideal venue for youth and sports groups, a country wedding, your special event or a celebration get together and all the details about how to hire our hall are here. We can also offer overnight bunk-house style accommodation for small groups and we have a small parking area at a very reasonable £3 per day.

The Hall is going through a transition with an exciting redevelopment planned to provide a sustainable and environmentally sound building for future generations. This is a long-term project and full details of our Revive – Renew – Repair campaign can be found here
All contributions to this project will be most welcome to save this vital community asset.

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REPAIR – RENEW – REVIVE

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, just 5 miles from Keswick and in the stunning Newlands Valley, The Newlands Valley Village Hall (locally known as Newlands Institute), has been used for events, parties and socials for well over 60 years. It is now in need of extensive repair and renewal if it is to continue to act as the social hub for the next generation of this thriving rural community.

Despite the Hall being well looked after and cared for by a loyal team of committee members and parishioners, it is an old building that has done the valley proud in the past but now does need bringing up to date and future proofing to ensure its longevity and sustainability.

There is a real danger that the hall might be deemed ‘not fit for purpose’ at some point soon, which will deprive a rural community of its place to meet and socialise.  The hall is also used for bunkhouse accommodation, parties, weddings and events but we will only be able to carry on hiring the hall out if the facilities are updated.  We can all see the potential of having an environmentally sound and sustainable hall and we hope that you can share our vison and support this project.

We are at the start of this development journey but have a committed team behind us and we are confident we can secure funding and develop a modern, environmentally sound building that will serve not only the local community but open up opportunities for visitors to make the most of what this stunning valley has to offer.

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Project Timeline

A lot has been achieved in a short time but we are still only at the beginning of a long but exciting journey

As developments are made we will keep you up to date.

  • November 2017 – a new committee was elected at the AGM and it was decided to push forward with an exciting renewal project to secure the Institute’s future.
  • December 2017 –
  • January 2018 –
  • February 2018 – The Committee met it was decided to have a website done so we can keep everyone involved with the process. We also have some general repairs done to be able to continue to use the hall.
  • March 2018 –
  • April 2018 – The Committee met and it was agreed that we need to get architect drawings of how we see the Institute developing and get an idea of costs to be able to make fundraising plans.
  • May 2018 – The Fundraising sub group managed to get collecting buckets and tins are out in time for the half term holiday.
  • June 2018 – An Architect has been approached for a quote and design options.
  • September – Quotes received and seeking finding for the design.
  • November – minor repairs to building completed with funding from Cumbria Communities Foundation.

Whats On?

Newlands institute is available to hire by the hour or day and can be used as a bunkhouse.

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Hire

Newlands institute is available to hire by the hour or day and can be used as a bunkhouse.

FACILITIES:

  • Parking for 6-8 cars
  • Male and female toilets
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridges and freezers, crockery etc.
  • Heating and lighting included
  • Large hall with smaller meeting room
  • Table and chairs
  • Fully insured
  • Fire checked

HIRE CHARGES:

£25 half day

£50 full day

Booking less than 3 hours – £5 per hour

Bigger groups over 40 to contact bookings secretary – deposit required £100 and conditions of hire to include cleaning to an appropriate standard.

Car parking £3 per day for non hall users

Bookings Secretary Jo Bright – 017687 78363 / 07814023882

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