Fund raising event for the Village Hall – Friday 29th March
Sadly, due to a move, our Village Hall Bookings manager has had to stand down, but fortunately for us Jo Webley, who lives in West Ashling, has taken over this role and Jo is also taking on the role of Buildings Manager.
We held the first of our ‘Friends of the Village Hall’ meetings on 13th February and we will be organising more meetings in the future.
Nick Dunnett is organising the installation of a ‘fund raising progress thermometer’ this ‘thermometer’ will be fixed to the east wall of the hall, a huge thank you to Nick for taking on this task.
Trustees have been having meetings with the hall user groups and establishing what our hall users would like to see as part of the refurbishment program.
We have now gone out to tender, to three local Contractors, for phase one of the proposed works, this work will start as soon as the funds have been raised. The trustees have applied for a grant to cover the cost of these work. This first phase of the works will include the installation of new services and a new kitchen.
Meetings are currently being held with Lawyers and Action in Rural Sussex for a change in the Halls Constitution, as voted for by the village hall trustees.
Sub committees have been set up to look into fund raising, investigating possible grant funding and we also have a team investigating possible fixtures and fittings.
The Parish Council will shortly be sending out a survey asking residents if they would be happy for the Parish Council to take out a public works loan for phase two of the works, phase two will be the largest phase of the hall renovations. We are hoping that residents will support us in agreeing that the Parish Council should take out a public works loan.
We have a full program of the proposed Works and we have prepared the prelims, specification and drawings for phase one, the Parish Council has a copy of the full program of the proposed Works.
And on a final note, our thanks go to Claire Abbey and her team who have organised a quiz evening in the village hall on March 29th (this should take our minds off other things that may or may not take place on the same day), the quiz evening will be a brilliant social event whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for the refurbishment of our much loved village hall.
Chair of FDVH