ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCH
Harby Village Hall
Harby Saints Youth Club
The Harby Teamwork Club
Belvoir Big Band
Dove Cottage Day Hospice
HARBY C E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Nags Head Harby - Public House
VALLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Harby Faith Mission
Vale of Belvoir Ramblers
Hose & Harby British Legion
Harby Womens Institute
ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCHDetails of current services and events are to be found in the Harby Journal on the What's on page.
Harby Village HallHarby Village Hall has been at the heart of our community for almost a century (a hall has stood on the present site since 1925). Current regular users include Harby Primary School, Guides, Brownies, the Women’s Institute, and local music, art, exercise, dance and drama groups. It is also a venue for one-off village events and is available for hire for private functions. You can find us at https://harbyvillagehall.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/harbyvillagehall/
Harby HarlequinsThe Harby Harlequins performed their first pantomime "Robin Hood" in 1999. Building on this success, they have performed an annual pantomime going from strength to strength. Scripts are tighter, acting is finely directed, the scenery and decoration more elaborate, the programmes are professional standard... and most importantly, the cast members are even more committed and motivated to put on the best performance they can. Live music with some very talented musicians adds a dimension almost unique to village shows. All members of the cast and band are from a 10 mile radius within the Vale of Belvoir. An extraordinary achievement.
In addition to the annual pantomime, the cast lay on a one-night-only event in the late summer, with dinner included.
Harby Saints Youth ClubThe Club is for children aged 7 - 14 years from the Vale. We have regular membership, great equipment and very happy youngsters.
Our club sessions run on a Friday evening, 7 - 9 pm at Harby Village hall, during Leicestershire schools term time. £1.50 per session (this is subject to change). Parental consent/membership forms need to be signed for each new member please.
There may be dates when we are unable to meet due to other events at the hall, such as panto and Belvoir Challenge preparations. When possible, information will be put in the Harby Journal and on our Facebook page. (Click "VIEW MORE" below for Facebook page)
Please contact Gill Becken - 07939846448 firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Gordon 07795313309
The Harby Teamwork ClubThe Harby Teamwork Club is organised through St Mary’s Church Harby and is for children aged 7 to 16. It has been running for 10 years, with approx. 25 children taking part each year. We try to change the range of activities each year but this year’s activities include Raft building, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Nightline (an obstacle course in the dark), fencing and bushcraft.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby - email@example.com
Belvoir Big BandWe are a community band based in Harby serving the local area of Melton Mowbray, Grantham, Newark and Nottingham.
We play a range of styles, including jazz, blues, swing, Latin, rock and pop and provide music for fetes, charity concerts, corporate events and weddings.
BrowniesMeet on Monday evenings, Viv Hewson 01949 860354.
Dove Cottage Day HospiceDove Cottage Day Hospice is situated in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. We are an independent organisation offering high quality palliative day care to those people living in NE Leicestershire, Rutland and SE Nottinghamshire with supportive and palliative care needs, living with advanced progressive life limiting illness.
We offer over 3,700 day care places every year and have a high carer to guest ratio. All of our services are provided free of charge, including a wonderful home-cooked 3 course lunch, with any special dietary needs catered for.
HARBY C E PRIMARY SCHOOLOur school is a small rural primary school for pupils aged four to eleven years in the Vale of Belvoir. The school is at the heart of the community and places great emphasis on its relationships with pupils, parents and other members of the community. The school aims to provide a friendly, caring and secure environment, in which all the children are valued and achieve their full potential. In 2011 our Key Stage 2 SATs results placed the school in the top ten performing schools nationally. In 2012 we were the third ranked primary school in Leicestershire and in the top 1% nationally based on our Key Stage 2 SATs scores.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHOur NHW scheme is known as Harby ‘Eye’ NHW and is mainly delivered to residents by email alerts. All emails are sent ‘blind’ to keep email addresses confidential.
We are in contact with other NHW schemes throughout the Vale and therefore receive information as to what is happening in and around our surrounding area. Information can also come from the police.
In Harby we also use the email system for lost/found items/pets and have been successful in returning same to their owners.
NHW is not just for crime issues, we will also try to assist in providing information on other matters such as telephone scams, parking and alarm companies.
Alan Semper is my deputy. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 01949 861109.He is the only other person who holds all the email addresses (around 320) in our NHW directory.
Anyone wishing to receive NHW email alerts can contact either myself or Alan Semper to register their contact details.It is FREE to join NHW and members can opt out of receiving email alerts at at any time.
Gill Becken Principal coordinator Harby ‘Eye’ NHW
Please note that you may receive alerts from either of my email addresses.
01949 860081 07939846448
Click on "VIEW MORE" below for the attached map of Harby village, that shows NHW contact persons for various areas of the village. As can be seen, there are a few empty boxes where there we do not have a contact person. Anyone interested in 'filling a box' with their name or finding out more about what being a contact person does, then contact either Gill Becken or Alan Semper.
Harby Pre-SchoolWe are a small and friendly village setting, where the children benefit from use of a large indoor hall and a well resourced garden play area. We also make use of several natural play areas within our village including field and canal walks, as well as a well equipped play park next door to us.
Our staff are one of our greatest assets. We are led by a manager with qualified teacher status and an enthusiastic deputy, both with years of experience, knowledge and skill in being able to pinpoint the next stage of your child's development and to enable them to work towards this in an engaging and child led manner. Our small size allows staff to build close relationships with the children, making sure they feel safe, happy, able to take experiment, take risks, have fun, and to learn from their experiences. Strong links with the local school, as well as the experience and qualifications our staff bring, mean children leave us well prepared for their future school life. Our sessions run from 9am -12.45pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday.
If you'd like to find out more please contact our manager, Rachel Frost on 07751254942 or by email on email@example.com.
We also have a facebook page if you'd like to find out more about us that way: Harby Pre-School Facebook Page.
Nags Head Harby - Public HouseThe Nags Head in Harby is situated in the stunning Vale of Belvoir on the border of Leicestershire. The pub itself is one of the oldest pubs in Leicestershire dating back to the 14th century. The Nags Head is a friendly and homely atmosphere. Our team front and back of house strive for excellent service and scrumptious food. Our traditional meals are from locally sourced produce and we have a great range of beverages.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIPWe are a contemporary & friendly church. Our main church gathering is on a Sunday at 10:30am and we look forward to welcoming you. We are a family based church and run an optional Children's programme for part of the main service.
Contact details for Church: Steven and Helena Wright 01949-861835 Contact details for Jubilee Club: Ruth DeSilva 01949-861461 Contact details for Community Coffee Morning: Anne Wheatley 01949-861850 Contact details for Babes & Tots: Helena Wright 01949-861835
Vale ChoirThe Vale Choir is a Church Choir based in the Vale of Belvoir, although we are not attached any particular Church. When everyone is present we have 28 singers.
We sing services at the Church of England Churches of Harby, Long Clawson, Hose & Stathern and occasionally further afield.
We do not sing every week but only at particular services or festivals. Christmas gets very busy! We also sing at weddings and funerals in the Vale.
We rehearse on most Wednesdays at 7.45pm until 9.00pm, alternating weekly between Harby and Long Clawson.
We are always on the lookout for new members. Enthusiasm and a sense of fun is more important than singing experience.
Our Musical Director since 2009 is Richard Hedley who can be contacted on 01949 861747. Please contact him for further information.
Harby Faith MissionThe Faith Mission exists to reach people with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As an interdenominational agency, it works closely with all Christian churches that share a similar concern for passionate evangelism and evangelical truth, especially in areas where there is little or no biblical witness.
Our Vision is: "To reach through passionate evangelism the lost of all age groups, particularly in the villages and rural areas of Great Britain and Ireland, and by biblical teaching to encourage holiness of heart and life in Christian people.
Vale of Belvoir RamblersWe're a small and friendly Group of the Nottinghamshire Area Ramblers Association based in the Vale of Belvoir. Our varied programme offers weekly Sunday and monthly Wednesday walks and in June and July we have leisurely evening strolls often ending with a sociable drink at a pub.
Many of our walks are in and around the Vale but we regularly travel further afield to Derbyshire and the Peak District and other East Midlands counties.
Call 01949 836042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vale StridersSometimes known as 'the drinking club with a running problem', we welcome all comers regardless of age, speed, fitness or ambition. We are a sociable bunch of like-minded folk who enjoy being outside as well as being in the pub.
Founded in the late 1980s, we have met every week since, without a break. We assemble each Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Nag's Head car park, apart from the first Wednesday of the month when we start from different pubs in nearby villages. We often divide into smaller groups depending on how far or how fast members wish to run.
We meet throughout the year, whatever the weather and adorned with headtorches in the winter. We often venture off-road and make use of the fantastic network of footpaths in the area. Naturally, we reconvene in the pub afterwards.
We have no constitution, no rules, no fees - just turn up, whenever you fancy. If you want to know more, contact: Pete Leonard email@example.com 01949 861400
Hose & Harby British LegionMeet, third Monday of each month, 7.30pm, Plough Inn, Stathern (updated Feb 16)
Harby Womens InstituteOver 211,500 women in the UK can’t be wrong – they discovered the WI had something to offer them, and they have helped to make the organisation what it is today – vibrant and relevant to the 21st century.
The WI has campaigned and lobbied Parliament on nationally important issues such as Prison Reform, the shortage of midwives, food labelling, the plight of dairy farmers – and we have made a difference.
The membership is incredibly diverse with women of all ages finding the WI has something of interest for everyone, whether you dip into it once a month at meetings or become involved with other aspects of the organisation nationally – there will be something for you.
The WI gives women the opportunity to make new friends, learn and improve skills and crafts locally and at Denman College, its own educational centre near Abingdon, members and friends can apply for residential and day courses.
On a local level you will see us supporting activities in Harby from the Annual Litterpick to the Belvoir Machinery Agricultural Weekend. Our guest speakers are chosen to reflect the interests of our members and our extracurricular activities include the annual skittles competition held in a local pub; outings to places of interest; quizzes against other WIs in the county federation. In the year 2000 we published a book “Minutes in Time”- the story of Harby WI.
You can read reviews of our meetings and forthcoming speakers in the Harby Journal or on the village website in the Harby Journal section. We meet in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the fourth Thursday of every month except December and we welcome visitors and new members - why not come along with a friend, listen to a guest speaker and sample delicious homemade refreshments made by our members?
Gillian Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org