Welcome to your Village Hall’s Spring Newsletter and update on developments over the last year
Your Village Hall is managed by a small team of volunteers. Here are some of their achievements during the last twelve months:
1. Increased the number of clubs running in the Village Hall.
The Village Hall Management team has worked hard to increase the variety of activities offered. There are now weekly meetings of a Children’s Playgroup, fortnightly meetings of a Bridge Club, monthly meetings of a Film Club and open access to a Snooker Club!
2. Applied for funding to help start up new initiatives and to improve Village Hall facilities.
The team has successfully achieved a grant of £500 to repair the snooker table and to start up the Snooker Club. The team has been similarly successful in achieving a grant of £300 to start up a Children’s Playgroup.
In addition, the Village Hall has received £950 from Betty’s to replace the curtains in the Village Hall and has achieved an award from the National Lottery of £10,000 to improve the toilets and entrance foyer.
3. Organised Fundraising events to maintain the Village Hall and to help finance its improvement.
An impressive variety of events were organised throughout 2017, including: an excellent Easter Egg Extravagance, two quizzical Quizzes, a wonderful Which Wine Whixley? a bonkers Bonfire and fabulous Firework Display, a beautiful Bridge Afternoon with Afternoon Tea, frenetic 5k and 10k runs, an horrific Halloween Party, a superb Shopping Evening and a delightful December Decadance Dance. This hard work from the Management team and friends of Whixley Village Hall, together with your support means the Village Hall’s finances are in a healthy position.
4. Increased membership of the Village Hall Committee.
Two new members, Ian McNeill and Kevin Haines, joined the Committee in March, and have both made significant improvements to our effectiveness. Ian is the Village Hall’s webmaster and Kevin the bookings clerk.
5. Improved the infrastructure for future developments.
Following a water leak to the mains water pipe, the Committee has chosen to have the mains pipe replaced with new and to be rerouted into the building to allow for future improvements to the toilet facilities.
6. Partially developed a 5 a side football pitch.
Unfortunately not everything has gone to plan! An area of the playing field has been fenced off, designated a “dog free” zone, levelled and seeded with sports grass to develop a junior football pitch. Sadly, the grass has grown unevenly and needs further attention before ready for play. Fingers crossed it should be fine this summer!
To learn more about your Village Hall Management Committee and its ambitious plans to improve the Village Hall facilities, come along to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 13th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall Community Lounge.
|What’s on at Whixley Village Hall in 2018|
|Date and time||Event||Contact|
|Thursdays and Sundays||Whixley Snooker Clubfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|First Sunday every month||Café Churchemail@example.com|
|First Tuesday every month||Whixley WI- New members welcome||Liz 07914080503|
|Every Wednesday weekly||Badminton – New members welcome||Vera 01423 322151|
|Second Friday each month||Whixley Film Club||Ian 01423 339061|
|Every Thursday weekly during term time||Yoga-New members welcome||Jane 07495579839|
|Second Tuesday every month||Tots Praisefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Every Tuesday other than when Tots Praise||Whixley Playgroup||Sue 07828180882|
|Every second and fourth Thursday each month||Whixley Bridge Club||Ian 01423 339061|
|Saturday 31st March||Easter Egg Hunt||See website|
|Saturday 28th April 7:00pm||Gareth’s Spring Quiz||Kevin 07825 428088|
|Sunday 28nd October 9am||Whixley 10k and 5k Run||Jill 01423 331755|
|Saturday 3rd November 6:30pm||Whixley Bonfire||Steve 01423 330639|
|Thursday 15th November 1:30pm||Charity Bridge Afternoon||Ian 01420 339061|
|Saturday 1st December
7:30pm till late.
|Dance & Disco with live music from Decadance||Kevin 01423 330526|
To hire the Hall, Community Lounge or Playing Fields book online at www.whixley.org/bookings.