Apr 7 - Hall Hire - A new email account has been set up for dealing with Parish Hall bookings. From the 7th April please submit all emails relating to hall hire or hall enquiries to Stantonparishhallbookings@gmail.com.
Jan 20 - Changes to COVID-19 Regulations - Following an update to the Government's COVID-19 Regulations on 20th January, in relation to England, there will no longer be a requirement to wear masks in the Parish Hall.
Nov 30 - Changes to COVID-19 Guidance - From 4 a.m. today guidance and regulation relating to COVID-19 changes. Updates can be found on GOV.UK. What does this mean to Parish Hall hirers? Until such time that there are further amendments to regulation, it means we continue as we have done since 19 July 2021. Although, wearing of face coverings is now necessary in some public places, there is currently no requirement to wear them in the hall. We do ask all our hirers and visitors to use their common sense and not expose others to any viruses unnecessarily.
Oct 4 - Table Tennis Club - Table Tennis enthusiasts - on Saturday 30th October, from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, there will be an open afternoon at the Parish Hall for those who would like to wander along and have a quick game of table tennis. The open afternoon is provided with a view to establishing a Parish Hall table tennis club which will, initially, be held on a Monday evening. The number of members attending the club will need to be limited - we have two tables. So if you are interested, come along to the open afternoon and put your name down for the weekly club. More information can be found on the table tennis website page, where updates/changes to the club will be advertised.
Sept 22 - New Prize Structure - 200 Club: The October 2021 200 Club Lottery draw will see a change to the prize structure - increasing the number of annual prizes from 12 to 36. More information can be found on the 200 Club page.
The 200 Club Lottery provides the Parish Hall charity with important and much appreciated revenue which allows us to gradually improve facilities for hall users and keep the hire costs of the hall as competitive as possible for parishioners.
Aug 29 - Final £200 draw of 200 Club: September 2021 will see the final draw of the the 200 Club Lottery under the current conditions, a structure that has been in place since the inception of the lottery in 2017. As detailed in our last news item (Aug 02), from the September draw (on or around 20th of the month) there will be 3 monthly prizes, enabling more prize winners.
Aug 02 - Changes to 200 Club Prize Structure: From October 2021 there will be an exciting change to the prizes for our 200 Club Lottery members.
Following review, and after listening to some current members and prospective members, the Parish Hall Committee has agreed to adopt a different prize structure from the beginning of our next lottery year (October).
The new structure intends to keep the overall monthly prize money the same as before (£200) but sharing it across three winners. Thereby improving the probability of members winning a prize. The three prizes will be £120, £50 & £30 – still worthwhile prizes, but giving a more even share across our ever supportive 200 Club members. These prizes will apply to 11 months of the year.
Similarly, the 12th month will also have three prizes. One of £500 and 2 of £250. Again, sizeable prizes.
We hope that those of you who have been members of the 200 Club from its inception in 2017, and also our newer members, will continue to provide us with the benefit of your support. The income we receive from the 200 Club is very important in enabling the Parish Hall Committee to maintain the fabric of the hall and improve the facilities we offer to hirers.
Please note that prize levels could change in order for us to meet legal obligations to the charity.
July 15 - Reduction/Removal of Restrictions - what it means for Parish Hall Users: From 19th July 2021 the Parish Hall can once more operate without restrictions. There will be no limit to numbers attending events, other than the Parish Hall occupancy limit – please see Bookings/T&Cs page - and the normal village hall activities can again take place.
The Parish Hall Committee will ensure the hall is as secure as is reasonably possible and will continue to provide cleaning materials and sanitiser, but it is the responsibility of hirers to manage the risks of the events for which they have booked the hall.
Current Government guidance is:
There should be sufficient ventilation in the hall during events
Common sense and caution is to be exercised
The clinically vulnerable are advised to practice caution when considering attending indoor events
Use of the NHS Covid App and scanning of the QR Code are no longer a legal requirements, however some may wish to continue to scan
Face coverings are no longer mandatory.
The following are legal requirements:
If identified as a contact by the NHS Test and Trace App (relevant until 16th August 2021) it will continue to be a legal requirement to isolate. Individuals must not attend the Parish Hall if they should be isolating.
If an individual has tested positive for Coronavirus there remains a legal requirement to self-isolate. In such instances the individual must not attend the Parish Hall.
Anyone with Coronavirus symptoms must not attend the Parish Hall and must stay at home - this remains a legal requirement.
Further information can be found on the Gov.uk website. Please note this information could change at short notice.
The Parish Hall Committee welcomes the return of our hirers to enjoy the amenities on offer at our hall.
If you have queries regarding bookings call our Bookings Secretary (01666 837115) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org