As planned, the anti-viral treatment was completed at the hall on 27th September and will be repeated as necessary depending on how much use the hall receives in the next month. All other Covid-19 precautions are in place at the Hall.
Fortunately, no further restrictions have been imposed in the latest round of Government announcements.
A couple of regular exercise/well-being classes have now restarted (Pilates and Yoga) but most regular users are not planning to resume until at least the new year.
At this stage, the Hall Committee is not taking any bookings for ad hoc users until such time as we can be confident that the measures that we have taken prove effective and manageable via our regular users.
The Hall Project
I am pleased to report that our application to Sussex Community Foundation was successful and we have now received the grant money which will pay for :
- Some Digital Inclusion training to help local people who find current technologies daunting to become more confident with online shopping, online banking and other technology based services that are so essential these days (more information on this next month)
- New Audio Visual equipment for the Hall
- A new Hall website to improve the way in which the Hall Committee can inform the community about what is going on both with activities at the Hall and with other developments.
With help from Our Community Enterprise we now have a detailed Funding Plan which has been used to support our bid to the Village Halls Improvement Grant fund (managed by ACRE). The draft bid has passed scrutiny by Action in Rural Sussex and has been forwarded to ACRE for a final decision before the end of this year. We remain hopeful that we can achieve a successful outcome this time.
Alongside this, we have just put the finishing touches to a bid to BIFFA for a grant towards more energy efficient heating, lighting and electrics for the Hall.
I am delighted to welcome Sheena Overington who has kindly agreed to join the committee. Sheena is also a Trustee of the Hall.
Keith Carter, Chairman, Village Hall Management Committee
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