March 2023

Monday 13th March should be a date for your diary. At 8.00 pm we will be holding our Hall’s AGM in the small hall. As always, wine and nibbles will be on offer following a short meeting. Please do join us, especially if you have any questions about how our hall is run, or maybe you would be interested in joining our hall committee as a trustee.

We are pleased to report that the recent re-decorating of both our halls and the storerooms went according to plan and finished on time, giving these areas a fresh new look. We hope to redecorate the toilets, the kitchen and the lobby areas later in the year.

Last year our hall donated to the Ukrainian appeal on behalf of our village, and this year, with the dreadful events and human suffering now happening in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake, we have also donated £1000.00 from hall funds to this appeal.

Saturday gardening dates for your diary will be March 18th and April 15th, starting around 9.30 am. It’s not too strenuous, and refreshments are served along with a chat and a catch-up. We had to cancel our January date due to the weather and frozen ground.

Our hall kitchen offers many things to hirers, such as use-and-wash blue and white check tablecloths for our oblong/square tables; unfortunately, a number of the larger size have gone missing, and we are down to just 9. If you have taken them home to wash but forgotten to return them, please let us know. We have recently added white round wash-at-home tablecloths to our kitchen items for people who wish to use the round tables without having to use the banquet tablecloths, which carry a high laundry cost.

David Vallance, Chair of Trustees