The year saw steady use of the hall with many regular events for local clubs and societies:

  • Regular Bowls Club activity was now held every Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pilates every Wednesday morning (although that has now ceased)
  • Dance classes every Wednesday evening
  • Garden club meetings and events

We also saw many annual events hosted, some of which are included below:

  • Flower Show
  • Annual Plant Sale that went very well as usual

However, since mid March when we had to close the hall due to COVID-19 we have little or no income.

Yearend figures provided by our Treasurer highlight some of our expenses:

Some specific costs are:

Insurance

892.83

Electricity

1437.38

Water

187.98

AFS Fire & Security

99.60

PRS Music

331.72

Building Repairs & Maint

1362.41

Cleaning

830.00

Windows/Doors

2450.00

Bar Licence

180.00

 

Income virtually matched our expenditure, mainly as a result of hire income and some incidentals such as shop & field rental.

The year also saw installation of the barge boards and soffits to finish outside, but the committee has recognised the need to raise much more substantial funds for the larger items such as a new heating system. These will be pursued via grant applications to local and national potential sources.

We also continue to see increased usage of the website, which can be accessed via www.Chittlehamholt.com. Please use for bookings and all information associated with hiring the hall.

Finally, we would like to thank the local community for their continued support in attending events and we are looking forward to re-opening as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Spence Seaman

Chair Village Hall Committee