Hadnall Village Hall Committee AGM 6 April 2011
2010 was the hundredth year since the
building of the Village Hall. The Hall had been designed by
Thomas Geldert who designed many of the houses in the village.
This year’s committee has been
smaller than in previous years as we lost a couple of members at last
year’s AGM. Sadly no volunteers have been forthcoming and so the
committee has managed with fewer members. Margaret Thomas
decided not to stand for another year. Her expertise and
knowledge has been sorely missed. We were fortunate to get an
able replacement in Kaye Weaver who was closely supported by
Margaret. Di Rogers had demonstrated a very firm grip of what the
committee has to work on to achieve to keep up-to-date with legal
requirements and her influence is missed too. Margaret Garrett
similarly resigned from the Committee and she is missed too.
With a smaller committee it is more
difficult to organise functions so the efforts were directed at
arranging the fete to celebrate the Village Hall’s centenary. A
few special events and fancy dress were planned. After a lot of
hard work getting everything organised, the weather intervened and the
fete had to be abandoned about half way through the event. This
did affect the fundraising potential, but a very healthy profit was
Christmas time saw the Annual Village
Quiz take place. A new trophy presented by Bryan Thomas was duly
won by the Hadnall Bowling Club. Thanks to Neil and Emily for a
most enjoyable event.
With income levels being maintained
by regular bookings the committee felt that they had to keep the
standards of the hall as high as possible. It was therefore
decided that a re-decorating programme was planned. Thus the
“Tuesday Club” was formed. This is not just for the male members
of the committee but anyone can be involved. The first task that
the group took on was to finish clearing the ivy from the walls of the
carpark. Eventually the front wall area was completely cleared
and some trees planted. Roses donated by John Jinks have also
been planted and a plaque will be put up shortly to commemorate the
Centenary. This has very much improved the presentation of the
Hall. Inside the main Hall was repainted which met with general
approval. Next the entrance hall was repainted in yellow which
changed the outlook completely. Once the staircases are finished,
it will mean that all the main areas have been repainted.
Particular thanks must go to Tony Corn, Neil Duxbury and Mike Pemberton
for all their considerable efforts.
Not to be outdone by the men, the
ladies did a splendid job clearing and sorting the committee room and
other important jobs. The committee has therefore had a busy year
and has achieved a great deal. Bookings for the Hall have been
maintained which suggests the efforts by everyone has put in have been
worthwhile. There are still things for the Committee to do to
keep/raise the standards we offer, but much to be proud of has been
achieved this year. In particular our finances have remained very
Finally I would like to thank the
whole committee for their hard work and support this year.
Working with the group has proved to be fun and rewarding.
Tony Collins Chairman