Village Hall report – 3 November 2020

logo with ext and door Jan 2019The Village Hall Management Committee is very sorry to say that the Hall will have to close again for the England-wide covid ‘lockdown’ from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December.

We were pleased and proud to have made the Hall a covid-safe environment for users and hirers since August, but once again events have overtaken us and we now have to comply with government requirements to close the Hall to all users.

Thank you to all those who have fully and willingly complied with our covid guidelines to help make our Hall a safe place to meet in the last few months.

The Hall has just been given a major ‘makeover’, for which we have the three Dillon-Thiselton decorator brothers to thank.  So, when we come out of lockdown and are able to re-open the Hall, we will once again ensure that the Hall will be safe for users and hirers to enjoy the newly re-decorated space.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Village Hall in the new year, as soon as government guidelines allow us to re-open.

Please check with the Booking Secretary at admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org if you are considering organising an event at the Hall in 2021.

Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

3 November 2020

 

Lurgashall Village Hall has a ‘makeover’!

For the last couple of months our Village Hall has been undergoing a ‘makeover’ at the very skilled hands of decorators Martin, Francis and Colin Dillon-Thiselton.

Inside and out, the hall is now gleaming!

During the work, pilates classes and other meetings were able to be held in the hall as usual, and we are very grateful to the Dillon-Thiselton brothers for accommodating our users and hirers so well.  Thanks, too, go to caretaker Anna Wilson for ensuring that all covid-related precautions and cleaning requirements were taken care of so that the hall was spotless and as covid-safe as possible for each event.

Sadly, just as the work came to a successful end, the government announced another covid lockdown, for the month of November, and so the hall will have to close again.

Who knows when we will be able to resume activities at the hall..? But we look forward to welcoming our community back to the hall as soon as we hear that it is safe to do so.

3 Nov 2020

Tribute to Sue Lambot, Hon. Secretary to Village Hall Committee

In late September the village lost a dear friend and colleague with the sudden and tragic death of Sue Lambot due to a stroke.

Sue and her husband Andrew came to live in Lurgashall in 1995, and Sue soon became involved in many village activities.

In 2002 Sue was invited to become the Hon. Secretary of the Village Hall Committee, and together with the then Chairman, she oversaw the full refurbishment of the Village Hall in 2004/5 and many other improvements since.

Despite trying to ‘retire’ from the role a few years ago, she found herself irreplaceable and was finally persuaded to continue her work to maintain and enhance the Hall’s standards, including achieving the Level 2 Hallmark Award for Quality for the Hall.

Her amazing organisational skills, her quiet authority and her tireless willingness to help and guide others have steered the Hall to become the vibrant commuity hub that it is today.

The Village Hall Committee offers its most sincere condolences to Sue’s family.  She will be missed beyond words…

 

Film Nights at Lurgashall Village Hall suspended for the time being

The best laid plans…….

We were looking forward to welcoming you all back to our monthly Film Nights, starting in October; but due to the recent changes in the coronavirus situation, and now the November ‘lockdown’, we feel it is wise to postpone Film Nights for the time being.

Until we can all get together again for an engrossing film, a good chat and an interval ice cream, we would like to invite Lurgashall residents to borrow any of the DVDs or  Blu-rays of films we have shown, or were about to show, to watch at home.

If you’d like to see the list or borrow a DVD/Blu-ray, please contact Sarah  on  admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org