In 1938 Farmer Worthy Tanner gave the land for this hall to the Parochial Church Council for the use of the villagers, who built the hall.
At our November 2015 meeting we heard,” that Companies House has agreed our Memorandum and Articles of Association which Goughs, our solicitors, will now forward to Companies House to complete our application to become a Charity (a requirement of our Lease from the PCC). The Memorandum replaces our previous constitution. At the moment we have three Trustees/Directors (interchangeable terms) and are very much hoping members of our community will come forward and join the committee and become Trustees. This would not commit anyone to financial involvement, but help give oversight and direction for this.” our 21st Century refurbished village asset.”
What a long way we have come since 2015, moving from the hall refurbishment stage to where we are now, at the Maintenance stage.
Members of our committee have changed though the original three Trustees, Jenny Plummer, Ros Whiting and myself, Cara Voelcker have remained constant. Trustees for the Charity Commission purpose and Directors for Companies House purpose.
The refurbishment project was overseen by Peter Boggis, the 200 Club (our fundraising lottery) was started by Jenny Plummer and Christina Smith and Ros Whiting has taken charge of all our hall hire bookings; Christina Smith designed and produced our website. Nick Greene is our PCC representative.
Generous villagers gave us loans which allowed the refurbishment to take place and many, many hours of time have been given to this project.
We are grateful to David Thomson for taking on the responsibility of being our Treasurer and to Thomas Powell Jones now responsible for our Website Development and is Committee Secretary; Wayne Fuller is Buckley Barracks Liason, Bea Majendie – Hirer’s Representative. Non Executive members are Andrew Jackson, Robert Whiting and Emma Cambourne.
Hirings have been increasing and various, which is gratifying. We are a small hall and our geographical advantage is being close to the motorway so businesses and organisations from all parts of the county find it accessible for their larger meetings. A fundraising project to help this niche market would be a table top projector and two flip charts.
We are now meeting bi-monthly with in-between meetings when we need to organise a fundraising event – ie. Our Pub and Skittles evening in June and a Barn Dance in September. We would be delighted if anyone felt able to help with these evenings.
Our Trustees attend meetings regularly thus oversee the Hall finances and Management.
My huge gratitude goes to our committee and residents who support and use this hall, ensuring that it continues to be a popular community hub.