The Hall Committee has now had the opportunity to study the advice provided by HM Government received on 4th July via Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) regarding re-opening community venues. All measures to make our Hall compliant with Covid-19 secure regulations have been identified and implemented. The Hall Committee has agreed that the re-opening process will be led by the regular users within our community and therefore there will be no general re-opening of the hall until such time as most of the regular user groups have resumed their activities. This will enable the Committee to determine how effective the Covid-19 safety measures are. A newsletter setting out the new Covid-19 conditions, limitations and responsibilities has been sent to all regular users for them to consider and to help them determine how and when each might want to resume.
A copy of this newsletter and attachments can be found on the village website.
The Hall Project
As advised last month, the setback relating to our grant application has meant that we have delayed the start of works in order to give us more time to find the funding that we need.
The Steering Group has looked at a number of ways to engage additional support to help with finding grant funding. We believe we have found a suitable specialist consultancy to help us and are beginning to develop a joint strategy for the next stage of the funding process.
Last month, I wrote in Ad Vincula asking for volunteers to join the Hall Committee as we are 2 members short of our optimum number.
I have to tell you that later this year a long serving member of the Committee will be standing down and that, unless new members join, the Committee will no longer be able to operate forcing the Hall to be closed until such time as a viable committee can be found.
Now is the time to step forward and help your community hall!
Keith Carter, Chairman, Village Hall Management Committee
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01403 700502)