Mar 12: Parish Hall Committee Meeting - The Parish Hall Committee met on via ZOOM on March 8th following are main points from the meeting:
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT: After accepting a grant offer from Hills Group Limited, we bought a new noticeboard for the outside the Parish Hall, two table tennis tables, plus equipment for table tennis, as well as a shed situated at the rear of the hall in which to house them. Our website has been wonderfully refreshed and updated. All the committee members have spent lockdown working very hard on behalf of our community organising the latest changes, for which many, many thanks.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Government grants have been received for managing the Parish Hall. These are grants made available to all qualifying village and parish halls affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
HIRER REPORT: When COVID regulations permit, The Guitar Group and The Jammers will begin to use the hall again on alternate Tuesday evenings. Dancing classes wish to begin as soon as is allowed. The Parish Hall will be used on *Polling Day in May (6th) as usual for the elections.
REPORT RE. NEW FACILITIES: **Table tennis tables have been acquired and the shed in which they are to be stored has been erected. Many thanks for the time and effort that went into achieving this.
WEBSITE REPORT: The new website was released last month, looking really up to date, and initial work is almost complete.
*When using the hall on Polling Day, please adhere to the current COVID-19 regulations.
**Information regarding table tennis in the Parish Hall will be published soon.
Mar 10: COVID-19 Update - Following the publishing of the Government's road map on February 22nd, and then a further update on February 25th, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) has provided community centres and village halls in England with advice and information relating to timing and relaxing restrictions. The steps outlined by the Government become relevant to the use of village halls from Step 2 onwards.
So, how do the changes to restrictions affect Parish Hall users?
Step 2: No earlier than 12th April - the number of events allowable are very limited. However, all children's indoor activities can resume, these include scouts, cubs and brownies, and parent and child groups (up to 15 attending - plus under 5's) can open indoors.
Step 3: No earlier than 17th May - the following are allowable:
Controlled indoor events with up to 50% capacity (please see our bookings page for capacity numbers);
Indoor sports activities can take place, these include exercise classes and table tennis, but not dancing;
Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals, wakes and christenings.
Step 4: No earlier than 21st June:
All limits on social contact are removed - village events such as fetes will be able to take place;
Dancing is permitted;
Restrictions on numbers attending weddings and funerals are abolished.
Bookings: Parish Hall bookings can now be taken for events, primarily from 17th May onwards. See our poster.
It should be noted that if the dependencies outlined by the Government (see GOV.UK) are not met it is possible that venues will be asked to close their doors again. Should this occur hirers shall not forfeit any deposits they have made for bookings where cancellation are outside their control.
Note: Until we are advised otherwise, test and trace requirements and attendance records will remain in place at the Parish Hall.
Mar 04: Hills Group Ltd & Table Tennis for Stanton St Quintin - Over the months of lockdown, Stanton St Quintin Parish Hall has been imagining what it would be like when we are all able to get back together.
One idea that came up was the chance to get back on our feet with a game of Table Tennis. Competition or just for fun... it doesn't matter. Once the Parish Hall opens again for sporting activities you will be able to team up and get down with a ping pong paddle, or come to the table with a table tennis bat.
The community of Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire is today celebrating the news that Stanton St Quintin Parish Hall has received a £1,375.00 funding boost from The Hills Group Limited. The money has been made available through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
Some of this money has been put towards two new tables and a storage facility, to make
sure we are ready to go when we are given the go-ahead. And so you will know what is going on and where, the money has also been used to provide a new notice board for the information and news in and around the Parish area.
The Hall is on a well loved and much used country walk between both parts of the village, used by walkers and those exercising their dogs.
"We think it is a wonderful opportunity to bring something back to the Hall" said Mrs Cara Voelcker, the Chairman of the Trustees, and "Table Tennis can be fun for all ages and a range of abilities - so it's good to be able to set it up with the help of this grant" said Mrs Jenny Plummer, another of the Trustees and a table tennis player herself - (seen here with the new storage shed for the tables).
The Parish Hall Committee is, once again, grateful for the generous support we receive from the Hills Group Ltd, via the LCF.
Feb 25: COVID-19 Response - With the publication of the Government's Road Map to ease restrictions in England, the Parish Hall Committee is planning for, and preparing the hall for, re-opening; having been closed for a number of months now. Our plans are to ensure everything is thoroughly cleaned and all equipment functions safely for when we can once again enjoy the facilities we have to offer. As information regarding the effect of the Road Map on community centres and village halls becomes available from village hall advisers we will provide clarity and detail on what this means to you, as hirers and users of the hall. Please keep checking our website for news.
Feb 15: Re-designed Website - The Parish Hall Committee is delighted to launch its new-look website. As the major refurbishment of the hall has been completed for a little time now, and a lot of the information on the website was related to the changes taking place and the rebuild, it was felt it was time to streamline the website. We hope users of the website will find all the information they need to find out about what our hall has to offer and to make a booking.
COVID-19 Update - From 4th January England was placed in National Lockdown. This meant community centres and village halls were to close with immediate effect, with very few exceptions to closure. The Parish Hall will now be closed to hirers until further notice.
As restrictions are relaxed, please keep checking our website for updates regarding hall re-opening, as we endeavour to keep our hirers up to date with the latest available information, guidelines and regulation. Our bookings page contains information on the effect to hirers during periods of restriction due to Covid-19.