Village Hall report – 16 March 2021

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The Hall’s Management Committee met on March 9th. The main item on the agenda was to decide when we should re-open.

We have looked very carefully at all the government advice and ‘route map’ dates. We have also considered our Hall users and ‘customers’ who we suspect will want to see a clear indication that the need for Covid restrictions is over before returning to events in the Village Hall.

Hence we concluded that use of the Hall may resume after June 21st, which is the date the Government has set for all restrictions to be lifted.

The annual village Horticultural Show is already booked in the Hall for Satuerday August 14th, and elsewhere the Fete will resume on June 26th , all other things being equal.

Holding both of these village community events will help to give confidence that we really are over the worst.

Bearing in mind that we are soon approaching summer, Film Nights and Village Lunches will probably not resume until September or October, though no final decision has yet been made.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or requests for future Hall bookings, please contact the Booking Secretary on admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org

Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

16 March 2021

Support our Village Hall through the 50:50 Club

For as little as £1 per month (minimum three months), you can help support our Village Hall as a vital hub for the community.

Village Hall frontThe 50:50 Club aims to provide funds for the development, improvement, maintenance and operating costs of the Hall, for the benefit of everyone in the village.

Click here to see updated Club rules and objectives.

By becoming a member of the 50:50 Club, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw with cash prizes, and a bumper prize at Christmas!

For further information, or to join the 50:50 Club, please contact the Club Administrator at srmeyer2000@hotmail.com

 

 

Village Hall report – 13 January 2021

logo with ext and door Jan 2019Since our last report on 2 Dec 2020, the coronavirus situation has very sadly worsened, and the whole country is now in another lockdown, without as yet an end date.

That means, of course, that our Village Hall remains closed.

When the lockdown does end, it is likely that we will return to the tier system, and so it may take a while longer before we reach a low enough tier to be able to re-open the Hall and hold meetings, pilates classes or even village lunches and teas again.

We fully recognise that the Hall’s primary purpose is to provide a community hub for local activities, and we will open again, with all necessary covid-secure precautions, just as soon as restrictions are eased and we, as Trustees of the Hall, consider it safe for all users.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Village Hall as soon as is feasible and to showing you how smart the Hall looks after its redecoration!

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

Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

13 January 2021

 

The Village Hall’s Privacy Policy

logo with ext and door Jan 2019In order to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from 25th May 2018, Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee requires the consent of any potential or actual hirers of the Hall who give personal information in their booking form. 

Only relevant information is requested in order to facilitate your hire of the Hall or its equipment, or your participation in Hall events. 

Your personal information data will never be shared with a third party.

If you are a hirer and complete a booking form, you are consenting to us holding and using your data in this way.  You may request its amendment or deletion at any time. 

Any questions, please contact the Booking Secretary on 07796 162304 or email admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org

Everything but the kitchen sink! Equipment for hire

Did you know that Lurgashall Village Hall hires out its furniture, crockery, cutlery, glassware and almost anything else (but the kitchen sink!) that you might need for your party, picnic or big family Christmas?

Wedding party June 2017

Have a look at our list of equipment for hire and our charges.  Our rates are very reasonable indeed.

To find out more, please go to our Booking page or contact the Booking Secretary on 07796 162304 or email admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org

Village Hall Report – 2 December 2020

logo with ext and door Jan 2019The Village Hall Management Committee  has decided not to re-open the Hall for the time being and will review the situation at its next meeting in mid-January.

We understand that village halls in ‘tier 2’ areas are permitted to re-open, as long as they follow covid-secure guidelines.  But, while we recognise that the Hall’s primary purpose is to provide a community hub for local activities, we also need to err on the side of caution in order to protect our many older residents.

Sadly, there will be no Christmas Bingo, Christmas Lunch or Christmas Day drinks this year, so all in all, it was felt better – and safer – to keep the Hall closed for now.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Village Hall as soon as possible in 2021 and to showing you how smart the Hall looks after its redecoration!

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

2 December 2020

 

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