VILLAGE HALL NEWSLETTER
VILLAGE HALL IS NOW OPEN
The Village Hall and the Annexe has now
re-opened after the shutdown and all the safety measures from government guide
lines have been put in place to make it safe for hiring.
We would like to welcome the regular hirers
and all hirers will be expected to abide by the new conditions to protect
themselves and their users.
The committee will continue to vet new hirers
to ensure that the safety requirements can be managed and there will be time
gaps between hires to ensure that the previous hirer has cleaned and sanitised
the contact areas used.
Government guidelines have not always been
easy to interpret and of course changes are being made on a regular basis.
Hirers can rest assured that we are keeping up to date with all new advice and
will keep them informed.
ANNEXE IS ALSO NOW OPEN
new annexe is open with its own entrance, kitchen and toilet. It has now been
fitted with audio and visual systems including a projector, 2 metre screen, a
sound system with microphones, hearing loop and a DVD player. This now allows
for presentations to be quickly set and played to audiences of up to 70 people.
capacity will be dependent on layout of chairs and the use of tables and of
course at present the need for social distancing as in the picture above. More
pictures on our web site.
to say, due to our shutdown, we need to raise funds. Gift Aid
is a scheme which allows charities like us to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of
tax their donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of donations
by 25%, so it means even more money
goes to the charity – and it won't cost you extra. All you need to do is make
a donation to our bank account and fill in the attached form (it can also be
found on our website). Then we can claim the tax back from HMRC – don’t
worry it won’t affect your tax code.
HIRES ARE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
our website’s Daily What’s on for
latest class times and contacts.
Ladies Body Conditioning, Meditation yoga, Paracise, Pilates, WI, Yoga.
VERY BIG THANK YOU.
Christine Holder has decided to retire from
producing the monthly Simply Soup events which have been so much enjoyed by
many. Not only has the event been such a success but the money raised for good
causes has been welcomed including funds to help the building of the annexe.
Putting on events for others with no reward
is a challenge and a commitment that comes from a certain kind of person and we
thank Christine for her unstinting help and advice.
should also like to thank her husband Mike who does a lot of work in the
hope we can find someone or a group of people who could create some regular
events to interest people and provide the benefits of people meeting and
the third year running Gigaclear has provided the hall with ultra-fast
broadband. This is provided as a free installation and service to support the
is dedicated to bringing outstanding broadband to rural communities.
Finally, the Parish Council
have asked us to circulate this from Age Concern:
From: Helen Atkinson
Subject: FW: Supporting Older People to Get Back to the Shops
are really pleased to see retail outlets and businesses opening up again within
our local communities. At Age UK Gloucestershire we really want those over
50 to stay as independent, connected to communities and economically active as
possible. As part of our focus on making the communities in
Gloucestershire “Age Friendly” we have recently worked with older people to
find out how we can help them return to the high street with confidence and have
produced the attached information poster.
are disseminating through various channels, but if you have routes to get this
out through your Parish Council this would be much appreciated as we try and
help the businesses across the county thrive and encourage older people to
return to shopping feeling safe and supported to do so.
Please do come back to me if you have any questions.
At some point this Covid 19 virus
will be beaten and let’s hope that is soon.