Jazz, blues & soul concert

Warwickshire's famous big band, Almost Blue & Guests,  promise a great night of live entertainment at Ilmington Village Hall on Saturday 18 October at 7.30pm.

Plus raffle, bar and dancing!

Advance tickets £7.50 (children £5) from members of the Village Hall Committee or Brian Lighthill on 01608 682048. Tickets on the door, if available, £8 (£5.50 children).

Doors open 7pm.



Nearly new clothes sale

Refresh your wardrobe at the fabulous Nearly New Clothes Sale at Ilmington Village Hall on Saturday 27 September, 11am-4pm.

Quality second-hand items, including designer, vintage, classics and contemporary for ladies and gents of all ages.

Please come along to grab a bargain and support this charity fundraising event for Ilmington Village Hall.

Plus, teas and cakes will be on sale by Ilmington WI.

Further details, please contact Lis Ribbans (eribbans@yahoo.com)

Big thanks also to www.Cotswolds.info for advertising this event in their What's On section.

Archers stars to sparkle at Village Hall

Ilmington Village Hall Management Committee warmly invite you to an audience with two of The Archers’ most popular characters — Caroline (Sara Coward) & Lillian (Sunny Ormonde).

This rare chance to hear about two great actors’ lives and discover what really happens behind the scenes in Ambridge takes place on Sunday 18 May at 7.30pm at Ilmington Village Hall.

Come along for an evening of chat, anecdotes, readings and Q&A with the audience. 

Tickets £8 (£4 under-12s) including refreshments are available from:

  • The Red Lion, Ilmington
  • The Howard Arms, Ilmington (please ask for Grant)
  • Village Hall chairman Brian Lighthill (Lighthillbrian@gmail.com or tel 01608 682048)
  • Online via our


Thank you also to Cotswolds.info for listing this event


Time to tidy?

Put your gardening gloves on and (weather permitting) your painting clothes too, because it's almost time for the annual spring tidy around the Village Hall.

If you can spare a little time to help on Saturday 26 April from 10am-12.30pm, please contact Lis Ribbans on 682420 or eribbans@yahoo.com. And do bring a friend!

Many thanks in advance.

Village Hall committee

Community shop proposal - update

The Village Hall management committee (Trustees) just want to keep the residents of Ilmington informed . . .

The Trustees of the Village Hall have formally received a proposal for a Community Shop to be incorporated into the Village Hall and will now seek further advice on what has to be done to comply with both our governing document and the Charity Commission's guidance and regulations. This is a complex and far-reaching proposal and the Trustees are obliged to take professional advice. 

At the same time as consulting with the Charity Commission the Trustees will be requesting from the Community Shop committee three pieces of information to include: (1) a comprehensive business plan; (2) three estimates of the cost of the proposed reconfiguring of the Village Hall; and (3) an estimate of the length of time such a reconfiguration will take.

After receiving the advice from the Charity Commission and the necessary information from the Community Shop committee, the Trustees can then do an informed risk assessment and cost/benefit analysis for the Village Hall as a whole, and be more able to make decisions on the way forward in the best interest of all the residents of Ilmington parish.

The Trustees look forward to keeping residents up to date with progress on this important matter. 


NB: Ilmington Village Hall is a registered charity administered by the Trustees in compliance with the regulations of the Charity Commission. The Charity Commission has a statutory objective to ensure that trustees comply with their legal obligation in managing the charity. Some decisions that the trustees make are simple; others are complex and far-reaching. Legally, trustees must be able to demonstrate that their decisions are based on sufficient and appropriate evidence. This is particularly the case when the decision has far-reaching consequences. To find out more about the trustees, please click here.