For very many years the Red House has stood at the heart of the village.
Formerly a private house, and now, after extensions in 1977 and 2012, the Village Hall, it stands at not only the geographical centre but also at the centre of the community and the community’s activities.
From Council Meetings to Country Markets, private parties to public protests, weddings to wakes and from ballet to bingo, there can scarcely be anyone in Albrighton who has not at some time attended a function there.
Even when prevented by law from being open because of covid-19 restrictions, the Red House has provided a service to the community by helping those who have been required to stay in their homes. In the spring and early summer of 2020, the Manager and her team operated the Parish Council Flyer as a mobile delivery service for essential needs, while during the winter of 2020/21 the management trustees have organised a telephone helpline for the housebound. This has enabled a team of greatly valued volunteers, who have put themselves forward to help with tasks such as essential shopping, collecting prescriptions, delivering food parcels and dog walking, to play their part in serving the community.
As a building, it undoubtedly ranks amongst the finest village halls in Shropshire and even further afield. But any building requires money to be constantly spent on it to keep it smart, safe and secure. And as a building for the use and benefit of the public, it is of importance to every one of us to ensure, as much as we possibly can, that the Red House continues to be a focal point for village activities, and a building of which we can all be proud.
One way in which we can all help to achieve this aim is to commit our financial support by becoming a Red House Friend. Friends agree to give regular donations, by Bank Standing Order, of whatever sum they feel able to afford. No matter how big or small, such donations are of immense value. They can be made monthly, quarterly or yearly, whichever is felt to be most appropriate.
As examples, a donation of £50 per year works out at less than the cost of an average loaf of bread per week, while a donation of £10 per month equates to approximately the cost of a second-class postage stamp every other day!
If you would like to donate – please complete a gift aid form:
You can email the completed Gift Aid form to email@example.com or drop off at the Red House.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE RED HOUSE IS THE VILLAGE HALL OF YOUR VILLAGE, AND AS SUCH IT BELONGS TO US ALL. LET’S HELP EACH OTHER TO KEEP IT AS A VILLAGE HALL WHICH WILL SERVE NOT ONLY OURSELVES BUT ALSO OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR MANY LONG YEARS TO COME.
Memories were made at the Red House, Albrighton, on Monday when the trustees and volunteers of Albrighton Village Halls Trust organised a Platinum Jubilee party for the elderly of the village.
150 residents of Albrighton, Donington and Boscobel were invited to an afternoon tea party to...
There will be a public meeting on Thursday 9th June at 7p.m. in the Red House lounge room.
Children up to 11 years are invited to give ideas as well as parents, guardians, carers and schools.
We would like to arrange activities on some days in the...
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new booking system.
The system will be available 24 hours a day and once registered, you can view and manage your bookings, quickly add new bookings and view any invoices you have been issued.
The new system...
We are starting to make plans for the summer - in particular, our summer activities scheme for school children.
Parents - The Trustees of the Red House would like to hear what your children enjoy, what activities would they like to do?
We would also like to...
We need your hands/help
As the world returns to normal so will the Red House.
To run the community events you all enjoy so much we need help/volunteers.
You don’t need to join committees or attend meetings - just be a pair of hands
It could be helping...
Cancelled- Flicks in the Sticks
Sadly we have decided to cancel Flicks in the Sticks on 11th January 2022 and until further notice due to the on-going COVID situation.
Please pass this message on to your friends and family who may be considering attending.
Albrighton is holding a Christmas Shopping Evening - Saturday 27th November.
The Red House will be open 4pm - 8pm and we look forward to welcoming you all to the event.
Pop in and start feeling festive, there will be stalls where local small businesses will have...
Mandy Medlyn, manager of the Red House, Albrighton, has been awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) for her services to the community, in the Queen's birthday honours awards and was presented with her medal by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, last month.
On Saturday 16th October the Red House hosted an event for the Groups and Organisations of the village of Albrighton and surrounding areas.
The event was an opportunity to show how life in the village is slowly returning to normal post-pandemic and to introduce villagers to...
We are thrilled to announce that the Red House Community centre in Albrighton has been announced as one of the four Shropshire based winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, often referred to...
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