The village hall has functioned extremely well this year. We have a large number of regular hirers of the hall and have gained two more regulars this year, Scottish dancing and Pilates. There have been more private hirings as well for a variety of uses; the rental income has increased and the hall has been used a lot more. The hall has been kept in good order and decoration this year, being kept clean and all items in good working order. Maintenance has been kept up with regular checks in place for electrics, heating and alarm systems. A defibrillator has been purchased together with the box to house it and is fixed to the side wall of the village hall. It is for everyone’s use and we have had expert advice and training from Chris Woods, our local First Responder, on 2 or 3 occasions.
I’d like to thank all the committee members for their great efforts this year – we have worked as a very good close knit team, supporting each other. There were many people outside the committee who helped a great deal — Cherry & Robin Moore, Peter Crownshaw, Eddie & Carolyn Belfield, Muriel Lanman, Paul & Ros Bayliss and all those who helped with the fete. Thanks also to Ann Wallace for her help with posters and the village calendar; a special thank you to Mark Brooks who has looked after our website. Pictures, information past and present is there; a good reference to use, it needs to be used! I’d like to give a special thank you to people leaving the committee this year — Anne Fox and Simon Wallace. Simon has carried out a marvellous job as treasurer and in producing our accounts.
We held an Open Day in July to showcase what goes on in the village hall. We had representatives from all the user groups of the hall. People were amazed that so many activities were going on in the hall which were Pilates, Scottish dancing, WI, Tenbury Floral Art, Mums and Tots, St Michael Singers, Coffee Mornings, together with the arranged events held throughout the year.
We held two Shindig theatre company plays, Christmas activities, beetle drive, St Georges dinner together with the birth of the St Michaels Morris Men, a summer dance with Hot Climate, summer fete, Black Country night and a variety night. Overall we have made a small profit and put on a large variety of events to suit most tastes.