Community Hall

The Brinklow Community Hall is a village venue owned by the village and is available for hire for all. It is the heart of all community events. 

It’s popular place for a wide range of groups, events, parties and meetings, as well as housing the home facilities for Brinklow FC. The hall is also open to organisations outside the village wishing to use this as a meeting space for day hire. 

Groups of all ages including the youth club and senior citizens use the hall as well as for polling day and village council meetings. 

The hall itself was refurbished in the early part of the millennium through a range of grants and loans. The festival in 2019 was therefore pleased to be able to support the conclusion of the long term loans for this work, thus enabling financial independence for the future. 

The Community Hall is an independent charity number 1134189. 

St John’s Church

St John The Baptist church was first built around 1252 and has been an important part of the community ever since. As part of the Revel group of churches the building has services most Sundays and is particularly well known for regular bell ringing each Sunday and key national (and local) events.

This grade 2 listed building the church is open every day for visitors to walk round and take time to reflect. 

Given the age of the building there is an ongoing need to support it’s continued upkeep. The church has been a regular recipient of grants from the festival and was in fact a driving force to the commencement of the festival. In 2019 the festival was pleased to provide a £2,500 grant towards the appeal to maintain the beautiful west window. The work was subsequently completed and can be viewed today. 

Brinkow 1st Scouts

The 44th Coventry (1st Brinklow) scouts have over 50 members meeting weekly in their own scout HQ located behind the village hall. Boys and Girls from all the scouting sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venture)  undertake a wide range of activities, learn new skills and play games. The scouts also regularly take part in area events and camps including the annual raft race, which the group are multiple time winners! 

The Scouts were heavily involved in the Scarecrow Festival in selling food and drink via the extremely popular BBQ and fund raising. Older scouts were involved in festival marshalling, car parking and signage.

The group was awarded a grant of £2,500 which was split between new equipment for Canoeing, new tent equipment and air riffle training. Additional funds were used for ongoing repair and maintenance of the Scout HQ Building and Grounds – including new fencing.