Great Thurlow and Little Thurlow Villages
Great Thurlow and Little Thurlow are adjacent villages situated in the south-west corner of Suffolk within a few miles of both Cambridgeshire and Essex. The villages have a rich documented history which can be found in the Publications section of this website. Each village has retained a separate identity with its own Parish Council and church. The villages each have populations of just over 200 and are served by a school, pub and garage and share a village hall and sports field. The dominant natural feature is the River Stour which sustains within it many kinds of fish and attracts a wide range of birds and animals.
Why we should use our Village Hall
Our Village Hall offers a medium-sized main hall, meeting room, kitchen, bar room and car parking. It is ideal for meetings, classes, functions, children’s parties and much more. Present use includes a toddler group, bingo sessions, some dance classes, meetings, weddings and parties.
Now much warmer
Over the past two years our Village Hall has undergone many improvements, the most significant (and expensive) of which is a new heating system. This, together with roof and cavity wall insulation means that it now provides a warm and pleasant meeting place.
Our entrance hall and toilets have benefitted from new floor covering and redecoration.
We have had many health and safety checks and improvements including electricity and asbestos.
Now more environmentally friendly
Our insulation and new heating mean we are using electricity more efficiently and the soon to be installed LED lighting will continue these efficiencies.
Our future plans include installing LED lighting, redecorating the main hall and meeting room and replacing the curtains, raising funding for a new kitchen and installing wifi.
To hire our Village Hall costs just £10 per hour or £9 if you are a local hirer or regular user. It is less if you only require the meeting room.
We wish to thank the following organisations for the grants and donations that have enabled the above improvements: Thurlow Fayre, Green Suffolk Grant, Greener Business Grant, District Council Locality Budget, County Council Locality Budget, Great Thurlow Parish Council, Little Thurlow Parish Council, Navigator Land LLP, our own committee for fundraising and the inhabitants of the Thurlows for their support. Also, thanks to Robert Hunt and Peter Thomas who gave up their time to decorate the entrance hall and toilets.
Having your say
We have worked hard to improve this village facility for you and will continue to do so.
We hope that you enjoy using our Village Hall and will support us in any way you can.
Our AGM is to take place on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm so please come along if you have any suggestions, want to find out more about our plans or would like to join the committee.
Ros Bunting, Chair, Thurlow Village Hall Committee
Notification of temporary road closure
Little Thurlow Parish Council Meeting 21 February 2017 - AGENDA
Agenda for the meeting available here. All welcome.