100 CLUB WINNERS
Jan. 2020: Janet Soame & Greg Murphy
Dec. 2019: Graham Soame & Anne Cherry
Nov. 2019: Quentin Murphy & Richard Law
Oct. 2019: Mike Jones & Reg Pinker
Sept. 2019: Richard Law & Dawn Ellis
Aug. 2019: Nigel Cripps & Graham Soame
July 2019: Debi Diacon & Sid Washington
June 2019: Liz Ashwell & Rachel Murphy
May 2019: Karen Wilson & Reg Pinker
April 2019: Alan Wilson & David Brooks
March 2019: Terry Ellis & Sue Washington
Feb. 2019: Ken Brooks & Diana Brown
100 CLUB 2020
We intend to run this again for another 12 months at the same price of £12.00 per year per person with prizes drawn during the monthly 'Social evening'. The first prize draw of 2019 will be made at the 'Social evening' on Friday, 31st January and thereafter at every 'Social evening' on the last Friday of each month.
Entry is very simple: please either make a BACS transfer to 'South Leigh Village Hall', account number 00177826, sort code 30-99-78 or give any member of the Village Hall Committee £12.00 (cheques should be payable to 'South Leigh Village Hall') with a note of your name and address and you will be included and have a chance of winning a prize each month. If paying by BACS, please send a remittance advice to email@example.com. Then sit back and wait for the prizes to arrive!
This year we have paid a first prize of £12 and a second one of £10 each month. The number and amounts depend on how many people join the scheme - the more who join, the higher the prize money. The names of the monthly winners are always shown on this web page and in the quartile printed newsletter.
Village Hall refurbishment
The village hall refurbishment has been a great success and is now run superbly by the village hall committee.
The village hall committee and the parish council have an agreement whereby 50% of the net profits of the village hall are donated to the parish council. You might also remember that as part of the refurbishment we had to take out a loan from the council and this had the effect of increasing your council tax. I'm delighted to be able to tell you that we have used this year's donation from the village hall to pay off a part of that loan reducing, its term by one year.
Thank you for supporting this project.
Village Hall Committee Report - year to 31st March, 2019The village hall’s hire income recovered last year, showing an increase of 30% to £7,798, due mainly to a substantial increase in regular classes and our highest ever number of wedding receptions (seven – unlikely to be repeated anytime soon!).
The hall continues to be popular for birthday and other family parties and for wedding receptions, as well as for local businesses and other organisations. There is still capacity for more bookings so, if you know someone that uses similar locations for meetings, classes or events, please encourage them to use our hall. We are typically good value compared with many other locations, are in a delightful setting and routinely get glowing feedback.
Events we organised raised £2,211, up 80% over 2018, primarily due to the reinstatement of the Christmas lunch after illness claimed the one the previous year and to the inaugural Race Night.
Donations were significantly down, from £739 to £213, reflecting the absence of a donation from the Summer Fayre Committee.
Our costs increased by 10% to £4,308, primarily reflecting the purchase of a new BBQ, replacement gate, wi-fi extenders (so that the whole hall now benefits from access to the free Gigaclear service) and the installation of a Nest thermostat, which should enable us to manage our heating costs more efficiently, as well as ensuring that the hall is warm when exercise classes and other events start.
As in previous years, we paid half of the repayments due on the Parish Council (PC) loan (£1,376), added £2,000 to the future repairs fund and shared the remaining surplus of income over expenditure with the PC. Their share amounted to £1,434, which is offset by VAT recovered for us and the balance owing to us at the end of the previous year, leaving an amount due to the PC of £401.
Since the year end, the main hall, the entrance lobby and the corridor have been repainted, greatly improving their appearance. Six years of wear and tear had a huge impact on the overall appearance, as did the rising damp in the main hall walls. Later this year, we plan to paint the remainder of the hall and to install acoustic panels. Estimates are being obtained to increase the size of the car park and to make the bank at the front of the hall into a series of terraces. It is unlikely that all of these works will be initiated in the current year but, subject to approval, they may be in future.
As a Committee, we are always interested in knowing what events you would like us to organise, so do please let us know. Equally, if you would like to discuss joining us, to improve the hall or perhaps to organise something you feel passionate about, please contact me or any other Committee member.
Finally, my thanks to all of the Committee - (treasurer John Ashwell, Caroline Auger, David Brown, secretary Dorothy Carden-Noad, booking secretary Debi Diacon (and her substitute Liz Winslade), and Sue Washington) for their hard work over the last year. Our thanks also go to Tim Lawson, who looks after the village website and provides other IT support, to Sid Washington who makes our lovely signs, to Eileen Mawle and, more recently, Rachel Murphy for letting us use their land for parking, to traffic marshall Martin Collett, to Graham Diacon for arranging the Nest installation and for help with several other things, and to everyone else who has helped at the hall, at events, in the kitchen and in other ways.
Chairman, Village Hall Committee
13th May, 2019
Although the Village Hall Committee is in fact a sub-committee of the Parish Council, this report appears in the 'Village Hall' section of the website because the webmaster feels that this is the most logical place for people to look for it. The Village Hall accounts are incorporated within the Parish Council accounts and therefore appear in the 'Parish Council' section of the website.