Latest News for Clubs & Classes

Open to Clubs and Classes

Now the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased the Village Hall can be made available for limited use by most of our usual Clubs and Classes (as directed by government rules) – the Hall’s capacity is limited to 20 people (or 6 in the Committee Room) and we have followed the advice given by government agencies with regard to signage, information, cleaning and the provision of sanitising products, etc.

It is, however, the responsibility of the class or group organiser to ensure that guidelines are understood and followed.

Please read the special conditions attached to the ‘Hire Agreement’ and the requirements of the ‘VH COVID19-Notice’ available below and from the ‘Documents’ section of this website.

Our Bookings Secretary has the details of what activities are currently allowed and will be pleased to advise you as required.

Note: Our usual special events  cannot be run due mainly due to the social distancing requirements (see previous update, 27/7/20).

Village Hall – Latest Update


Following the Government’s announcement that Community Buildings can re-open subject to social distancing rules the Management Committee have been studying the information and guidelines regarding reopening the Village Hall. As I am sure you will understand from other news sources the guidance is complicated and often contradictory.

What we are most concerned to do is carry-on the good common-sense measures already observed by the people of Diseworth and not introduce any unnecessary risk of introducing COVID19 to the village.

Given the current situation, and predicted future risks, we cannot see how we will be able to run any of our planned events for the remainder of 2020.

It is with regret that the delayed VE Day celebration set for 8th August must be cancelled as will be our annual Fireworks Display and Beer Festival.

In parallel to the above the Village Show Committee concluded that there is no practical possibility of us putting on this year’s show, so it has been cancelled.

We believe it may be possible for us to make the Hall available for some of the Clubs and Classes, where the number of people attending is small enough to guarantee adequate social distancing. However, this will be at the discretion of the individual organisers as they will need to be responsible for cleanliness and their attendees’ safety whilst using the Hall.

Village Hall – Temporary Closure

Following the Prime Minister’s announcements regarding the need for social distancing as part of the coronavirus response efforts, the Village Hall Management Team have taken the decision to close the Village Hall for the time being. Unfortunately, this means that all forthcoming events are postponed and we are unable to accept bookings until further notice.

The Village Hall recreation field and amenities will stay open – however, more now than ever, we urge dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs, using the bins provided to ensure that the recreation facilities can be enjoyed safely by all users.
Thank you all for your continued support.

The Village Hall Management Team

Boxing Day Fun Run

Boxing Day Fun Run 2019

Although the rain on Boxing Day managed to wet a good few running vests, it didn’t even come close to dampening the spirits of any of the runners, spectators and volunteers who turned out for the annual Fun Run, the race’s 38th outing.

This year, the Run started from the Village Hall where folk were able to enjoy a fortifying hot drink before venturing out. Hilary’s spiced apple cordial proved very popular and one bright soul added to it a splash of something from a hipflask; perhaps a technique more might follow next year?

Fittingly, the race was started by Dave Adcock who began the Fun Run tradition back in 1981 and did the organising for many years afterwards. This year, the event was run by a team from the village’s four charities (the Friends of Diseworth School, the Heritage Centre, the Friends of Diseworth Church and the Village Hall) and a magnificent total of £1,162.20 was raised, with each charity receiving £290.55.

Sincere thanks to the many people who took part by running, spectating, organising, volunteering and digging deep into their pockets. It is impossible to mention everyone but the organisers would particularly like to thank:

Our Platinum Sponsors: Martin of “Wired Wright”, Rob of “R.O. Steven” and the Parish Council;

Our Gold Sponsors: Mike and Julie Doyle, Rob and Hilary Kenney, Neil and Margaret Hassall, Chris and Julie Draycott;

All at The Plough;

Rev. Louise Corke for judging the Fancy Dress.

This was a wonderful team effort and we’re hoping to build on this success next year when the Fun Run will be bigger and better. Start training NOW!


The Winners

Under 11 (one lap)

1st: Thomas Brown

2nd: A.J. Barratt

3rd: Beth Clark

Under 16

1st: Ben Higginbottom

2nd: William Marshall

3rd: Freddie Kleijwegt


1st: Claire Jarram

2nd: Tracey Darley

3rd: Sophie Shatford


1st: Daniel Shatford

2nd: Richard Martin

3rd Sam Gartside

Fancy Dress

Nigel Jackson

Special mention goes to Sophie Ridler (aged 2) and her cousin Rory (aged 3) who walked and cycled round twice, and to Beau Briggs-Minton (aged 9) who ran the whole 2-mile course.


Diseworth Blues

New for 2020

January will see the launch, and Diseworth Village Hall become the home, of a New Blues Club simply called “Diseworth Blues”.

The aim of the independent  club is to bring live music to the village on a monthly basis from national and internationally renowned Blues acts at a reasonable price. You will find details on the ‘Events’ page – click “Special Events”.

1) Friday 24 January 2020 Foregate Street Blues Band

2) Saturday 15 February 2020 Ian Parker and his Band

3) Friday 28 February 2020 One Eyed Crow

4) Friday 3 April 2020 The Achievers

Tickets can be obtained from or by calling Martyn on 07731 435758.

The organizers are absolutely delighted to have booked the Achievers as part of their National Tour. Of all the Bands booked they are the one that were wanted most of all. They are one of the best bands Martyn has seen live, ever. If you were thinking of coming to one of our events this one is not to be missed.

Diseworth Village Show

This year’s Village Show is all about having fun, your programme will be delivered during August when you can get all the details.

We look forward to seeing you there on September 7th.

Village Hall 200 Club

We really appreciate you supporting the Village Hall 200 Club Lottery and take delight in paying out prizes to the lucky winners every month – see the 200 Club page for details. Annual subscriptions are due in May so, if you already have your number, reminders will be sent out by e-mail or letter – your prompt payment is appreciated. If you don’t have a number and want to have the chance of a prize, please let us know and we will be pleased to enrol you.

To see last year’s winners please click on the link below:-

200 Club winner notification for whole year 2018-2019


Annual Village Litter Pick

Annual Village litter pick with help from UPS®

Sunday 14th April

The annual village litter pick attracted a record number of volunteers this year, 30 people from the village and UPS® turned up on a cold morning to help clean up our beautiful village. It is a real pity that many thoughtless people seem to think they can ditch their litter anywhere, they have no pride in their country; however the sterling folk of Diseworth are up to the challenge.

The group of intrepid volunteers armed with bags, gloves and picking sticks they set off. Mick Steven ran around the village with his truck to pick up the bags. This was just as well for a massive amount was collected. We were truly amazed at the quantity and what was collected!!! Tea and coffee were served as each group returned and the conversation was about the mess around our village.

This was our final pile; it included old wheels, cans of cooking oil and all manner of rubbish. It is a disgrace that people feel they have the right to do this, however it shows the great community spirit in our village that once again we have risen to the challenge.

Thank you to all who turned out to support us.

Graham and Sue, Diseworth Village Hall and Diseworth Parish Council.