Organisations - Regular Users of the Village Hall

This page is dedicated to the various organisations that regularly use Orwell Village Hall. We provide a brief description of the organisation and its activities, plus contact details if you would like to get in touch.

Pannier Market

Name of organisation: Orwell Pannier Market
Description: Biggest village market in South Cambs, hosting circa 30 stalls, with a mix of local produce, artisan foods, local crafts, skincare and horticultural.
When they meet: 1st Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm.
Contact name: Val Rees
Telephone: 01223 207585
Further information: Onsite tearoom (run by different village club/organisation each month) serving hot and cold drinks, and bacon butties. Free entry. Wheelchair friendly.

Orwell Parish Council

Name of organisation: Orwell Parish Council
Description: Monthly meeting of the Parish Council.
When they meet: Third Wednesday of each month (no meeting held in August).
Contact name: Mrs Judy Damant - Clerk
Telephone: 01763 269928

Orwell Table Tennis

Name of organisation: Orwell Table Tennis
Description: Friendly table tennis.
When they meet: Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
Contact name: Ian Rumbold
Telephone: 07764 502891
Further information: All standards are welcome and tuition for beginners. An après beer at the pub (optional).

Orwell Film Club

Name of organisation: Orwell Film Club
Description: The club has been showing films in the village hall and enjoying a social catch up beforehand since 2007. We select a mixture of film ages and genres and try to cater to everyone’s tastes. With around 60 members, from late 2023 onwards we have moved to 6 showings a year.
When they meet: In the Orwell Village Hall on the 4th Thursday of every other month: January, March, May, July, September and November. Doors open at 7pm when complimentary tea and coffee are available and occasionally wine. The film usually starts at 7.30pm.
Contact name: Conway Daw
Telephone: 01223 208266
Further information: Screenings cost £5 per member and £6 per guest. Up to two under 18s are free per paying adult (film classification permitting). Membership is open to Orwell and area residents at £3.00 per person per year and provides access to the club’s free DVD back catalogue lending library as well as some influence on future film selection. Attendees are welcome to quietly picnic. The upcoming programme can be seen here on the club website.

Hillsiders Line Dancers

Name of organisation: Hillsiders Line Dancers
Description: Line Dancing
When they meet: Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 @ £4 per session
Contact name: Dave Titchmarsh
Telephone: 01223 207437
Further information: We are a small, friendly group. Beginners welcome. Come along and give line dancing a try. No partners needed. First session free.

Women of Orwell

Name of organisation: Women of Orwell
Description: We are a local independent social group, based in the village. Come and join us for talks, events, tastings, arts and crafts and much more. We are fun, friendly, informal, and aim to host regular club evenings that are entertaining, inspiring and educational. We also organise ad-hoc litter picks, guerrilla gardening sessions, coffee mornings and major village events. We have a yearly membership of around 50 people, and a mailing list of nearly 100. Why not come and see for yourself, it’s great fun and new members are always very welcome.
When they meet: We generally host 11 regular club meetings a year, on the second Thursday of every month except August, and usually in the Village Hall.
Contact name: Vicki Tatum-Horsfield or just come to the next meeting.
Telephone: 01223 208226
Further information: It’s just £33 per year for membership, and visitors are always welcome for a small fee.

Orwell Carpet Bowls

Name of organisation: Orwell Carpet Bowls
Description: We have two mats and each may accommodate eight players. We meet on Fridays at Orwell Village Hall to enjoy a friendly roll up with a break for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Suitable for all ages.
When they meet: Friday mornings.
Contact name: John Walford, Secretary.
Telephone: 01223 208808
Further information: You need no equipment as it is all supplied; Nor any special bowls gear but a comfy pair of shoes is recommended. Call me on 01223 208808 to arrange a free trial to see if you like it. If you decide to join, and we hope you will, we will ask you for a one-off £1 registration fee and then £2.50 mat fees whenever you play.