Caryford Hall is preparing to reopen after April 12th, in line with step 2 in the Government’s road map leading us out of lockdown. Only certain permitted activities will be allowed from that date - please contact us for further information.
The Committee has carefully applied all relevant law and Government guidance in re-opening. We have arranged the additional cleaning required, installed new signage and necessary equipment and made other practical changes to reduce the risk of Coronavirus being brought into the Hall or transmitted there. We have had to modify our Hiring Contract which now has some additional conditions to make sure those who now use the Hall stay safe.
While the hall has been closed to hirings, we have pressed on with converting the charity into one which is legally incorporated. In December, our new constitution was approved by the Charity Commission and we have now transferred all the assets and liabilities of the charity to the new body. These changes have two important effects. Trustees will now no longer have the burden of personal liability for the general debts of the organisation. This has, in the past, reasonably discouraged some residents from joining the committee. That worry has now been completely removed.
We still need help with the work of the committee in a wide range of ways. Have you ever thought that Caryford could provide an interesting and rewarding role for you? If so, please contact me or to find out more.
Although Covid is making it difficult to take forward the Extension Project, we have restarted work on planning the next phase of the construction scheme: designed to provide new meeting room accommodation and refurbished ladies toilets.
South Somerset District Council has provided us with some financial assistance when we are closed, which has helped to make up for our lost income. Some good news in these difficult times!