Keeping the Hall Safe
Since the cancelling of most Government Covid regulations in July 2021, we have revised our rules and procedures for keeping the Hall safe: the main change is to emphasise that it will now be a hirer’s responsibility to decide how many people can attend an activity or event; how seating etc. should be arranged; whether face coverings should be used and what advice about social distancing, if any, is required.
Anyone organising a sports or leisure activity covered by national guidance will still be expected to follow their respective governing organisations’ guidelines. We are continuing with an enhanced cleaning regime in the Hall.
The meeting room has been brought back into general use and is now available for hire.
When entering the Hall anyone will now see up to date signage in the foyer which summarises what we now expect from them when they use or visit the building.
New lighting and sound system
Using a generous grant from Ansford Parish Council we have installed new additional lighting equipment in the Main Hall. Hirers can now use this to create “mood lighting” for live performance events and functions.
The same grant has also enabled us to upgrade the sound system.
With the increase in use of contactless payments during the pandemic, we have now purchased two card readers, one of which can print off receipts, to be used at our fundraising events. We will obviously still be willing to accept cash but encourage cashless purchases of tickets or at the bar.
The charity which owns and runs the Hall is now a membership organisation. Anyone who supports the charity’s objectives can join, for free. Details on how to apply and the application form can be found here.
The bankruptcy of the builders contracted to complete Phases 2 and 3 of this project together with the disruption due to lockdown closures has given the Committee an opportunity to review the design and change some aspects of the scheme. These alterations should help to deliver a more versatile and attractive building with better value obtained for the substantial sums we expect to spend on the scheme.
Laura Napper was during the summer appointed as Secretary to the Committee on the Committee - a new non-trustee, paid role which we have created to help us cope with the administrative workload of the
Committee and Association, including all its financial recording. The Treasurer role on the Committee has therefore significantly changed and we still are looking for someone to take on this essential position.
The Committee is also looking for someone with relevant practical skills and experience willing, as a Trustee, to help it manage the maintenance and upkeep of the Hall: liaising with trades, volunteers etc. to ensure it is safe and in a good state of repair.
Lastly, we are seeking a volunteer to help us with event publicity, digital communication (especially social media) and keeping the Hall’s website up to date.
Anyone interested in finding out more about what is involved in any of these roles, please contact
the Chair of the Committee, Ian Bynoe at email@example.com .
The Hall Committee has planned a programme of events to raise funds towards the costs of the
building extension project. See our What's On page for further information.
Sunday 10 April 2022 – Christian Garrick (violin) and John Etheridge (guitar)
A world class duo who provide a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic repertoire. Christian and John have between them played with artists including Soft Machine, Van Morrison, Cleo Lane and Nigel Kennedy.
Tickets from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/528607
Chair - Caryford Community Hall