Hadnall Village Hall Committee AGM 7 April 2010
The last year has been a good year
for the Village Hall, finances have
made good progress and there have been no major crises! The lack
of a cleaner for most of the year did put a lot of pressure on the
ladies, in particular Margaret Thomas who takes a particular pride in
the cleanliness of the whole site – many thanks to them. There
have been a number of working parties through the year – extra
cleaning, repairs to things and clearing the ivy off the wall.
Thanks to everyone involved in those events.
Last year’s fete was a particular
success with a very good sum raised
(£1942). As usual everyone rallied round and a most
day (if not tiring!) was had by all. The fine weather did make a
lot of difference and there seemed to be a greater number of people
2009 was a sad year for the Village
with the loss of two of the most
hardworking villagers. The Village Hall Committee was pleased and
privileged to organised a choral evening in memory of Roy Tonge and
Bill Cruickshank (both former chairman of the Village Hall amongst many
other achievements). Shrewsbury Police Choir gave us a memorable
evening and we were able to raise £820 or the Shropshire Blood
The quiz at Christmas proved to be
another successful evening with the
Hadnall Bowling Club winning the trophy for the final time. Bryan
Thomas has donated a new trophy for the Village Hall’s second century –
many thanks to Bryan for his generous gift.
The committee has been busy through
the year discussing new
documentation and processes for the Hall’s business activities which
are due to be rolled out in the next year.
Eventually the much promised shed
appeared – too big and in the wrong
place! This did allow us to clear the gym equipment from the Hall when
needed. It has now been cut down and put in a suitable
place. The area around it is due to be concreted and tidied
up. The area will then be signed to prevent parking during
events. (It is the fire exit route.)
With the Village Hall’s Centenary
this year there is a little extra to
do so I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thankyou to
all the committee for their untiring hard work and hope they will be
able to continue the good work I the coming year.
Unfortunately Di Rogers will not be
able to stay on the Committee for
the coming year. I would like to thank her for all the hard work
she has done for the Committee (much of it behind the scene) preparing
our safety documentation. We are in a much better position
because of her work.
Tony Collins –
At the meeting Margaret Thomas submitted her resignation from the
Committee. The Village Hall has therefore lost the services of a very
and committed committee member. Over the 11 years that Margaret has
been on the committee, it is hard to overstate the huge amount that she
has done for the village hall. The whole Committee would like to say a
massive THANKYOU for everything. She will be impossible to replace.
However the Committee does find itself in need of two new members.
Anyone wishing to volunteer would be most welcome.