Ivinghoe Town Hall is a historic building at the heart of the village containing a hall, library, shop and post office. The hall is run by a Management Committee drawn from the organisations that use the facility and has charitable status. Every year the hall plays host to a variety of meetings, shows, parties and classes for local people. The Parish Council meets here once a month and the annual parish meeting is held here once a year. Recent changes to the library service have led to the committee also taking responsibility for the Beacon Village Community Library.
The first record of a hall in Ivinghoe (on the site of the present hall) is 1519. It is said to have had an open ground floor and the room above was used for ‘feasting, drinking and dancing’. Read more of Geoffrey Legge’s fascinating history of our Town Hall.