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Welcome to the Grindleton Pavilion...

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Grindleton Pavilion was opened in November 2012. Fund-raising started in August 2010 under the direction of the Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity and over £430,000 was raised in the 2 years. The village is most grateful to the many organisations, national and local government departments, charities and individuals who contributed to this total. The Bowland Charitable Trust was very generous with its substantial offer of matched funding up to £100,000.

The Pavilion is an outstanding facility for the village and wider communities. It is now available to book for public and private events in its large hall with high-specification kitchen facilities across the lobby, and an upstairs large meeting room. It also hosts changing rooms for sporting events on the adjacent recreation ground, with showering facilities for home and away teams and a referee's room. A Multi-Use Games Area is on-site. Further details are below.


Peter Norcliffe is the Bookings Co-ordinator and principal contact for bookings and related enquiries. His telephone number is 07805 714217 and his email For all other enquiries, please contact Anne Huson (01200 440141). The postal addresss is Grindleton Pavilion, Sawley Road, Grindleton, Clitheroe, BB7 4QS (the best post-code for a sat-nav is BB7 4RR).


Grindleton Pavilion floor-plan
Pavilion floor-plan. Click for larger.

The building comprises:

Download a PDF version of Grindleton Pavilion floor-plan.

Photo of Pavilion
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Typical set-ups for events
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Charges, Booking Form and
Standard Conditions of Hire

Please use the Booking Form if you wish to book any facilities. It is advisable to discuss your requirements with Peter Norcliffe initially (07805 714217, Please download the Booking Form as a Word document or as a PDF (amended 26 September 2013).

The Grindleton Pavilion Standard Conditions of Hire are part of the Booking Form and must be signed. The booking of Grindleton Pavilion facilities indicates acceptance of all the Standard Conditions of Hire. Any variation should be discussed and agreed in writing by the Bookings Co-ordinator, Peter Norcliffe.

The charges for the various facilities are shown below, and are valid from 1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2015. The following rates are for guidance as each event is unique. Please speak to the Bookings Co-ordinator Peter Norcliffe to discuss your event and charges depending on your particular requirements. Download a PDF version of the Pavilion hire charges (amended 22 Feb 2014).

  Where two figures are shown the second applies to village organisations and weekly bookings.  
  If alcohol is to be provided at functions the bar will be run by the licensee, Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity committee. Please read the Pavilion Bar Policy for private hire.  
  MAIN HALL (includes use of kitchen)  
Children's Parties Saturday or Sunday. 3 hour sessions. Additional hours £10/h. Hirers usually set up. £50
Christening Parties and Weekend Daytime Parties 4 hour session including room set up. Additional hours £10/h. £80
Friday and Saturday Evenings 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Includes room set up. £90
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Sunday Evenings 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hirers usually set up. £40/£33
Weekday Daytime Rates Most other bookings will be charged at an hourly rate. Please discuss with our Bookings Co-ordinator £15/£12
  MEETING ROOM (facilities for making hot drinks are in the room)  
  Hourly rate £8/£6
Optional Room Set-Up When not included in Hire Fee. Fee depends on requirements £15-£30
Audio-Visual Facilities Audio feed, projector, screen and radio microphone. Sessional fee (4 hours). £15
Crockery and Cutlery   £10
Tablecloths Linen £5 per tablecloth
  PVC £5
Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) Hourly rate for formal training sessions, including changing facilities £10
WiFi Internet access is available free throughout the building. There are 3 hard wired computer points in the Meeting Room.  
Cleaning of Hall When the hall is hired for parties and other events it must be left as clean and tidy as it was found.  
CORPORATE USE We welcome enquiries from the commercial and public sector. We provide a professional and friendly service in a beautiful location, with state of the art facilities.  

The Pavilion hours of availability are:

Regular classes and other events

Are you interested in Mother and Toddler Group, Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Film, WI, Photography, Beekeeping, Craft, Belly Dancing etc? ... then download the schedule of regular classes and events at the Pavilion.


The calendar below shows the current availability. It is a live calendar and you can move between months by clicking the arrows or selecting a date from the drop-down month menu. Click each entry for the booked period. To make a booking or enquiry please contact Peter Norcliffe on 07805 714217 or The Booking Form is here.

Location and parking

The Pavilion is located in Grindleton on the Sawley Road, opposite Grindleton Church of England Primary School and St. Ambrose Church. The Pavilion's postcode is BB7 4QS, but the best post-code for a sat-nav is BB7 4RR, Meadowside; the Pavilion is the next building on the left beyond the children’s playground heading towards Sawley. Directions to Grindleton and a Google map are here.

There is parking for 16 cars on-site with two disabled places; on-street parking is possible in the village with due consideration. Users should be particularly careful when children from the school - which is across the road from the the Pavilion - are entering and leaving the school during term time. Note also that a busy childrens' play area is next to the Pavilion.

Public transport options are shown here.

Grindleton Pavilion project - history

The Grindleton Pavilion replaced an existing building on Grindleton Recreation Ground that comprised two changing rooms and was no longer fit to use. Grindleton Football Club was the main user.

Grindleton Changing Rooms
Former delapidated facilities

The aim was to provide improved facilities for the users of the football pitch and the existing multi-use games area and tennis court. The Main Hall would provide an additional resource, not currently available in Grindleton, and in doing so would enhance the quality of life of this rural community. Although the new facility would be used by Grindleton residents, it was the intention to maximise the use of the building and facilities by opening them up to a wider audience, including neighbouring villages and communities in the Ribble Valley

The project was a joint venture between Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity and Grindleton Football Club. The professional advisers were Jeff Marshall (Architectural Designer and Surveyor) and Joanne Conlon (Quantity Surveyor). The Pavilion was built by John Moore and Sons (Builders) Ltd and completed in November 2012.


Fund-raising officially began on 18th August 2010. The project has cost about £480,000. The money raised included matched funding from the Bowland Charitable Trust. The Trust offered to match funds raised locally by a factor of 2:1, up to a maximum of £100,000.

The local people of Grindleton and potential users of the facilities raised over £80,000 from fund-raising events, pledgings and donations. Sincere thanks also to all those individuals who gave so much of their time to the project and to the village organisations who contributed with fundraising and in other ways - Grindleton Football Club, Grindleton WI, St Ambrose Church and Grindleton C.E. Primary school.

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European Union emblem

This project was part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. The project was delivered through the Northwest Development Agency, with Defra as the managing authority.

The public bodies and charitable trusts that sponsored the project are shown below.

E.ON UK generously donated £2,000 from their Community Fund.