AGM Chairman’s Report

The village hall has functioned extremely well this year. We have a large amount of regular hires of the hall and have gained yet another two hires this year being social dancing which takes place on a Tuesday morning and alternative Thursday evenings and an active art class takes place on a Tuesday afternoon.
There have been more bookings taken as well as the regular hires. The village hall has been kept in good order, maintenance has been kept up with regular checks in place of electrics, heating and alarm systems. We have had a number of private hiring this year for a variety of uses, the rental income has increased and the hall is used a lot more.

It has been an exceedingly busy year!

I would like to thank all members of the committee for their hard work and dedication; we have worked as a very close knit team, supporting each other. There are also many people outside the committee who helped a great deal, Peter Crownshaw, Eddie and Carolyn Belfield and Ann Wallace.

The website continues to be a good reference of all that goes on in the village and regularly updated.
Regular activities held in the village hall are Tenbury floral Art, Womens institute, St. Michaels Singers, social dancing, art group, Scottish dancing, pilates, mums and tots and coffee mornings.

Arranged monthly events here have been extremely successful starting with a very hilarious and enjoyable old-fashioned new years eve party ,a beetle drive, whist drive and spring lunch, we welcomed a great shindig production following with long preparations for the summer ball which we successfully held at Cadmore lakeside hotel. A summer BBQ and games evening and autumn fete followed on with a unique presentation of a beauty pageant! Yet another variety night took place with a mixture of old favourites and new acts which were most entertaining. We have joined in with WW1 preparations, commemorations and remembrances which I think you will agree have been important to us all.

None of this would happen without such a devout and committed team of people which I am very proud and grateful to have on board.

And now its time after a lot of deliberation for us to look at the house! We have plans a foot to improve the entrance and toilet facilities of our village hall.We are about to apply for planning permission for this project and of course hoping to have some help from lottery funding. This concludes my report for 2018, and look forward to good things for our village hall in 2019.

Thank you. SRP.