Village Hall Club & News

Next Village Hall meeting

FRIDAY 8th APRIL 2011 @ 8pm
The attendance at the “emergency” meeting of the club on March 18th was disappointing although there was a significant number of apologies.
One thought was that there was too little notice.
Therefore the meeting will has been rescheduled for 8pm on Friday 8th April in the Village Hall.
Please see ‘Our Files’ for further information and notes from previous meetings
For those that would like a drink please bring a bottle for drinks and convivial chat after the meeting.
The very existence of the village hall relies on an active club generating income. Failure to produce income could mean the costs of the hall falling back on the Parish which would have a very detrimental impact on our level of precept, that’s to say the Council Tax will go up. The club is not just a drinking den as some have said – there is so much more that could and should be done but it needs your input. Please try to attend and encourage others to come as well- if we don’t use the village hall we will lose it !
The village club is open to all residents of Brampton and Oxnead – you do not need to be a member to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend but have some suggestions please let us know.

This is our Village Hall and this page of the website is for us to fill with events and activities

UPDATE 5/3/2011 : As of today’s date the Village Hall is usable again and available to hire.

The electrical works on the village hall are nearing completion and a small plumbing job then remains before the hall can be put back in to use although formally the fire officer has to agree first. The hall should certainly be available for the annual Parish Meeting and then Easter afterwards.

The practical problem now returns of getting use from the hall. The Village Club for a variety of reasons has fallen in to a period of in-activity despite the fact that there are funds within it. The future of the hall will soon be debated within the village but we have to establish a requirement for the hall above and beyond the occasional Parish Meeting and as a polling station.

Parish Council chairman, Stuart Wilson writes -:”To help me, the Parish Council and the wider village including what is left of the Club I have devised a quick and probably un-scientific survey to establish the current level of support for resurrecting  social activities from the hall. This survey can be found on the Survey page of this website and I would really appreciate as many of you as possible taking 5 minutes to complete it. I am aware of some of the reasons behind the Club’s recent difficulties but I appeal to people for the good of the village to stop, draw breath and start over. We are at a quarter to midnight as far as the hall is concerned.”

VILLAGE HALL CLOSURE (Updated)

The Parish Council met on the evening of the 22nd July and took positive action towards saving our village hall. Firstly a new fire risk assessment has been adopted and the electrical wiring will be tested and any remedial work done as soon as is practicable.

It was also agreed that volunteers from within the council will undertake remedial work to the floor. It is hoped that these works will be done soon. If you would like to volunteer to help please contact any Councillor.

Hopefully the hall will be back in use in time for a Xmas party.

This is an opportunity for you to help. Please contact stu.wilson100@btinternet.com

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