Your views needed on Village Hall

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09 Feb 2014
Bapchild and Tonge Village Hall has been on its present site for 25 years. It is a very well maintained Hall and is reportedly one of the best halls in Kent. It aims to meet its day to day running costs from the charges made from hiring the Hall. However, in recent years, the number of people and groups hiring the Hall has decreased. Many other halls have also seen a decrease in bookings. It is acknowledged that the economic situation has been a factor.

The Hall also requires a certain level of maintenance and recent work has seen a new boiler installed, the interior repainted, and roof insulation provided. In addition, a new exterior and door sign were erected and the design has received many compliments. The aim is to meet the cost of such work from fund raising events but many events are poorly supported despite advertising in the Village Newsletter and leaflet drops to every house.

The Hall’s Management Committee would therefore like to hear your comments on what sort of fund raising events you would support. Recent events have included – Wine and Wisdom, Gardeners Question Time, Pamper Night, Summer Lunch and Auction of Promises. We would also be interested to hear what groups and organizations (eg Pilates, Line Dancing, Indoor Bowls and Sugar Craft) you would like to see hire the Hall that you or your children might attend.