The Village Hall committee is currently chaired by Wilf (660455) and exists to maintain the Village Hall for the use of villagers and hold events for the community to enjoy. Give Wilf a ring if you’d like to join in the fun and help out!
The AGM on Thursday 22nd November 2018 was well attended. Thanks to all who came. The Committee said that their finances are in good shape and that the Film Club was currently the biggest fund raiser. The November draw of the 100 Club with 5 extra prizes took place and the prizes have been distributed. Several new people joined the committee and a subcommittee was formed to look into the possibility of raising funds from HS2 to improve or replace the current Village Hall. If you are interested in joining this group or the main committee (just a few meetings a year and help with events required), please contact Wilf as above.
The Harvest Supper is a lovely way to say thanks for the safe harvest of the crops and the hard work of the people who produce our food. Villagers very generously provide casseroles and puddings to enjoy in the Village Hall. This year the event will take place on Saturday 12th October 2019.
Flower and Produce Show
The very successful Produce Show was held at the beginning of September. There were 124 entries in the various classes. The Cup for the most points in the produce classes was jointly won by Jean Dowsett and Susan Kennedy. Jean also won the Cecelia Wade Shield for the most points in the Home Produce section. We were delighted that Cecelia was able to be with us to present this shield for the first time. A profit of just over £80 was made.
The produce show was held this year at the beginning of September. Despite the hot, dry summer we had entries in most of the growing categories (fruit and veg) and plenty in the home produce (cakes, jams etc.). There were over 100 entries across the show and the produce was auctioned off by Percy Taylor after the judging. The overall winner was Susan Kennedy and the Rose Cup was won jointly by Percy Taylor and Tim Ball. Total funds raised for the Village Hall were just over £100. Well done to everyone for their efforts!
The Village Hall also supports the Film Club (see page for more details).
The Scarecrow Weekend is held every year and in 2019 took place on the 6th and 7th July. This year was a special year as it was the 21st anniversary of the start of the Scarecrow Trail. Everyone rose to the challenge and 47 scarecrows were made, and much fun was had trying to guess what or who they were! Cream teas were on sale in the garden of The Barn, Blacksmiths Lane, and ice creams at Foxcote in Welsh Road. The total raised for village hall funds was a brilliant £671.50. Click here for details of scarecrows and winners.
Quiz nights are held occasionally, usually chaired by Martin Mason, and are great fun for all.
The 100 Club is a lottery run on behalf of the Village Hall; 3 prizes are drawn each month with an additional 5 at the Village Hall AGM. There are a few numbers still available from Steve (660568) at a cost of £12 a year – a bargain! The prizes amount to 50% of the receipts with the balance used to maintain the Village Hall. We do hope you’ll support this important fund raising activity.