Dennington Jubilee Village Hall
The Village Hall and Sports Club now have a website of their own: www.denningtonvillagehall-sportsclub.org so if you wish to make bookings of the main hall and/or the meeting room, please go to the Village Hall website and follow instructions. You can also call Binkie Andrews on 01728 638813 or email her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org She will be happy to discuss dates and rates.
The main hall itself is expansive and has an excellent bar. There is a kitchen for all culinary needs and a very large car park, thus making it an ideal location for a variation of functions.
Exciting news!!!!! The Business Hub has made a start!
The Business Hub is held in the Meeting room of the Village Hall. Essentially, we are offering the space as an ‘office away from the office’. We have excellent broadband and provide tea and coffee facilities for all users. It will run from Monday to Friday, between 8.30 am and 5.00pm, PROVIDED the Meeting room is not already booked for an event.
All users will need first to REGISTER. The registration form is attached, but is ALSO available from the Hall website at this link - see above:www.denningtonvillagehall-sportsclub.org . On completion of registration, a time sheet will be forwarded to you by Binkie Andrews, the Booking Manager, with further details about how to enter the Hall (keys and codes). The cost will be £2.00 an hour per person.
It should be remembered that the Business Hub will only be available when there are no other bookings for the Meeting Room on any given day. Users will need to check the EVENTS PAGE on the website at http://denningtonvillagehall-sportsclub.org/index.php/my-calendar/ to see if the meeting room is being used or not that day, and when.
There are a number of people who have expressed interest in this idea already, so we hope it will help all those who need a regular working space away from home and away from the office.
We received £5000.00 from the Community Capital Grant Scheme in February, and an additional £3000.00 from the Enabling Communities Budget scheme, both supported by Paul Rous, our District Council member. We received a further £1500.00 from the Dennington Charities towards employing Julia Miller as our Fundraising consultant. Phase 1 of the refurbishment project has been completed, and Phase 2 is almost complete. Phase 3 and 4 are subject to Lottery and other funding applications being successful.
There is still much to do, but we still hope to see the majority of the work completed within 18 months.
Newsletter – new editor required and additional Bar assistance
Sadly, Sally O’Keeffe has decided that she simply does not have enough time to edit and run the newsletter any longer. We are therefore very keen to find someone who might wish to take this role on. It is such an important way of bringing the community together – it seeds ideas and helps to give everyone a sense of pride in our village, so it would be really sad if we are unable to keep it going. If anyone is interested, or knows of anyone who might be interested, please let me know.
We also really need more people who could give a few evenings to working behind the bar from time to time. If there were a number of us, then it would make life so much easier for everyone. At the moment, Dave Dunnett is saddled with almost every bar event and it does get very tiring. So if anyone would be willing to assist, please let me know.
A really big thank you to the regular supporters, our committee, the Commercial Team and especially to Dave Dunnett, Keir Wyatt, Allan and Jenny Dyne, Anne Keyes, Binkie Andrews, Sally O’Keeffe, John Watterson and Peter and Maggie Archard for their continued on-going support.
Please don’t forget that we are doing this for you. Our role is not to determine what happens in the Hall – that is for you. We are here as facilitators, to provided you with a facility worthy of our village and in which you can all have pride. Therefore we value your support and hope that you will extend that support in the interim period whilst we are in the process of refurbishing the Hall.
Thank you all so much.
James Maberly – Chairman