Middle Rasen
Village Hall & Recreation Field

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~ Charity No. 521958 ~

Short History ~ Village Hall News ~ Active Groups

OUR village hall needs YOU


Under review - please contact the booking clerk.

Booking Clerk, Rosie Dawson, 01673 308671

Chairman, Pete Dawson, 01673 308671

Secretary, Carole Sellars 01673 842645

Other members

inc Richmond Wright,

Middle Rasen Village Hall Charity No:521958

Easter Craft Fair

The Village Hall Management Committee were very pleased with the response to the Easter Craft Fair, with many visitors viewing the 14 stalls displaying a variety of wares, many of whom have expressed their interest in returning for the Christmas Event at the end of November. As summer approaches, hopefully, more fund-raising events will be held at the hall. Car boot sales will take place on the last Saturday in the month from May to September between 9am and 12 noon. These events will be supported with a tabletop sale inside the hall. The dates are 25 th May, 29 th June, 27 th July, 31 st August and finally the 28 th September. The charge per car or table is £7.00 and public entry is free. Anyone wishing to book a table in the hall please email Rosie on dawson28r@gmail.com  

The Village Hall Management Committee will be holding the AGM on Friday 28 th June at 7pm in the Community Room at the hall. Everyone is welcome as the Village Hall needs your support.

Peter Dawson



Unfortunately, the new play area is not being respected by some of the village children. Throughout the summer, the protective fencing around the play area has been continually targeted for acts of vandalism. We have had to replace over 40 palings on the perimeter fence and a plastic notice sign, as well as repairing the fence railings along the car park. Stones thrown into the play area have to be continually swept from the safety surface. The Hall Trustees have now decided that any person identified carrying out acts of vandalism at the Hall and play area will be reported to the police and recompense for any damage caused will be pursued.  

P Dawson (Chairman). Oct 23



The Village Halls new playground project has now been completed and is being enjoyed by many local children with their parents and grandparents, it was also nice to talk to a holidaying family from Hampshire who thoroughly enjoyed playing on the new play equipment. This project could not have been achieved without the considerable donation of time and equipment and I would like to express my thanks to David Pattison, Neill Hollingsworth, Pete Krakow, Nigel Appleyard and Welton Aggregates Ltd for the serious amount of time and effort they put into the project. The Village Hall is a registered charity, and it should be noted that this project cost in excess of £45000 of which only £18000 was funded by grant aid from Middle Rasen Parish Council and West Lindsey District Council the remaining funding coming from anonymous donations and fund raising efforts by the Village Hall Committee. Please note the fund-raising activities are still ongoing and support for these would be gratefully appreciated. 

Peter Dawson (Chairman)


I must congratulate the village hall committee for providing Middle Rasen with a fabulous playing facility for children within the area. My friend, Helen and I took our grandchildren to the park recently we all had a lovely afternoon. The park was being enjoyed by lots of children. Thank You. Julia Weeks

If you would like to join us or get further information please contact Peter Dawson, Chairman, 01673 308671 or email peter.dawson@hotmail.co.uk , or Carole Sellars, Clerk, 01673 842645 or email smiths.top@btinternet.com

Peter Dawson, Chairman Middle Rasen Village Hall



A short history of the Middle Rasen's Village Hall and the adjacent large Playing Field.

John Wilkinson was a landowner in parts of Newport,Lincoln & Middle Rasen. He owned 2 1/2 acres of land in two fields between Marsh Lane (Manor Drive) & Dungeon Lane ( Wilkinson Drive) & at the primary school in Middle Rasen.

In 1889 the two fields were let to Mr.A.D.Smith for £ 4 per annum.In 1914 Mr.A.D.Smith gave notice to quit the 2 paddocks. These were to be let seperately, with Mr.Swaby taking the larger field at a rent of £5 p.a. & Mr.Pixley the smaller field at a rent of £3 p.a. Records show that in 1919 Caistor Rural Distrct Council wrote to the Charity to ask if there was any land available for housing. In1923 Mr.Pixley gave notice of his rent of the land which was then taken by a Mr. Duke.

A letter from 1937 shows that Rural Community Council Schemes wrote to the charity for financial help in building Village Halls. That must have had little success because later we see (1946) that the charity decided to sell 1 acre 7 perches to the Caistor Rural District Council for £100, provided a strip of land of 7 yards width was left for access to the larger field. This in turn was then rented by the Middle Rasen Parish Council for garden allotments and Caistor Rural District Council asked to visit the plot of land in Dungeon Lane to see if it suitable for housing. ( now the site of some senior citizens bungalows).

In 1963 Charity Commisssion were asked for permission to use the larger field as a playing field & alterations to the scheme. It was proposed and agreed that application be made to use the field owned by the Charity as a site for children's playing field also for a Village Hall Pavilion and providing sporting activities for the parish. This information be given to the then constituted Village Hall Committee who purchased the field for £650 from the John Wilkinson Charity.


Guides and Guiding

Rase WI



Meet at the Village Hall through the year.

Seasonal Users Include

Middle Rasen and District Bowls Club

We are a thriving club with about 40 members and are always looking for new or experienced players coming into the area. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more about the Club you can contact Rich Wright, Sandstones, Buslingthorpe Road, Faldingworth (01673 885451)

All welcome to come along and have a go! Please wear worn trainers (not heeled shoes)


During the winter months (Sept to April) the Short Mat Bowling Group meets to play indoors twice a week at Middle Rasen Village Hall - Mondays (1:30pm till 4:30pm) & Thursdays (7pm till 10pm). Bowling woods are available but new members need to bring a pair of flat shoes or slippers as trainers or heeled shoes are not permitted. The activity has been running since 1989 and a core group of experienced bowlers are on hand to help beginners. Membership is £8 for the season and it is just 35p per game. It is a great social and sporting activity that is suitable for all ages. For more details contact Roy Kitchen (842553) or just come along.


Middle Rasen & District Bowls Club




The Gymstick Personal Training Class is held at the Middle Rasen Village Hall on Tuesday from 1.30 - 2.30 pm.


Weight watchers
Are now in Market Rasen

And Fisdac has moved away from the area.


Village Hall News

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Examples of the financial support from our two local charities in 2006 - 7

John Wilkinson Charity - Charity no. 527746

Organisation Financial Support given

Middle Rasen Pre - School £1,058.43

Middle Rasen Primary School £1,232.31

Middle Rasen Poor Lands & Poor Meadows Charity

Charity No. 216242

Organisation Financial Support given

Middle Rasen Pre - School £783.28

Middle Rasen Primary School £415.00 (trip to Caythorpe)

Braemar Close residents £142.35 (Christmas party)

2nd Middle Rasen Brownies £300.00

Middle Rasen Methodist Church £1,000.00 (Disabled Access)

Middle Rasen Village Hall £3,075.00 (Car Park extension)

Please remember OUR village hall needs YOU


Click the on-line notice board to see an application under the licensing act 2003 for MR V Hall

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Hire of Village Hall

Available for bookings - an excellent venue for birthday parties, wedding receptions, group meetings, anniversaries, etc etc.


Charity No.521958

Different rooms & facilities are available for hire.

Main Hall

Community Room

Use of field

Hire of Gas B.B.Q.

Please ask the booking clerk, Rosie Dawson, 01673 308671 for hire charges



The Village hall is NOT licensed for the sale of alcohol.

Any event which would profit from the "sale" of alcohol, whether by purchase or inclusion of a "glass of wine" through ticket sales, will need a "Temporary Event Notice" (TEN) One licence costs £21.00. Application forms are obtainable from WLDC & copies will need to be returned to WLDC & the police 20 working days before the event by named individuals not Groups.

Heavy fines are payable for ignoring these regulations.

N.B. A private party where participants are invited & wine is provided free or are asked to "bring a bottle" is exempt from Licensing.

Please inform the village hall Booking Clerk if you are intending to apply for a Temporary Event Notice as the village hall can only hold 12 such functions in anyone year.




Middle Rasen's Charity Activity

Poor Lands and Meadows

John Wilkinson Trust