The work on refurbishing the village hall is nearing completion, Ralph Calver completed the work in the kitchen, insulating the walls, ceiling and floor, replacing the rotten floor joists in the process, blocking up one doorway and lowering the ceiling. Then Terry Rowles started on the refit of the kitchen. I accompanied Terry to B&Q to purchase the units and was taught a lot about bartering amongst other things, it was an experience not to be missed. The units were housed in my garage and Terry with a little help from others gradually worked through transfer and assembly to the village hall kitchen. The Committee are very grateful to Terry for the super job he has done on the refit. After the new flooring is fitted Terry will put back the cooker and fridge, in the meanwhile further cleaning, decorating, sorting and refilling the cupboards will take place. When we sent in our application to the Big Lottery Fund, we said that the community would be involved and we are grateful to those who you have assisted with the project so far. Unfortunately we have a problem with the new floor in the main part of the hall and the issue has been taken up with the suppliers. In the meanwhile we are going ahead with all bookings as this does not affect any hire or use of the building.
Following the ‘Jubilee Celebrations’ on 3rd June, the next event to look forward is a Race Night and Beetle Drive on the 22nd June with a Chilli supper and bets included in the £10 a ticket price. An evening you cannot afford to miss.
Finally you will see that the Committee has invited all residents to the Annual Meetings on Sunday 15th July at 6.30pm followed at 7.30pm by a party to celebrate the refurbishment of the hall. Please come along and take this opportunity to come and see what a wonderful hall we have and enjoy its facilities and chat to members of the Committee about the regular events taking place and say what you would like to happen.
I look forward to seeing you.
At the Annual General Meeting held on held on Tuesday 12th July 2011 the committee were re-elected en bloc.
Because the Hall is situated in a conservation area it has retained its original hut like exterior of galvanised cladding. By 1992 maintenance was becoming too costly so the WI offered the building to the village for community use. After much fund raising from activities and grants the Hall was refurbished internally with a new fitted kitchen and ladies and gents toilets all with disabled facilities. A further addition has recently been built which allows a more flexible use of the main hall This provides a storage area, the possibility of a bar, or a space for live music as well as a place for refreshments.
The Hall has charitable status and is looked after by a Management Committee with up to twelve members with additional representatives from other organisations in the village.
|Vice Chairman||Stephen Boardley|
|Lettings Secretary||Pauline Jarvie|
|PCC Representative||Rita Smith|
|Parish Council Representative||Chris Cooke|
|Carpet Bowls Representative||Brian Stollery|
|Petanque Representative||Dave Caudwell|
|Heritage Group Representative||Maureen Stollery|
|Pettistree People Contact||Jenny Ayris|
There are now three vacancies to be filled including the post of secretary the committee look forward to hearing from volunteers to fill these spaces.
Funds are also derived from a 100 Club where half the income generated is given back to three lucky members every month. Members pay £1 per month, but the amount of prize money is dependent on the number of members.
The Hall and its contents are available for hire at very reasonable rates. Contact Pauline 01728 745030.