Since Christmas the hall committee and some very willing and competent volunteers have been working very hard in transforming the kitchen so that it is very nearly useable once again.
The kitchen had to be decommissioned during covid as the rear roof of the hall was in disrepair and leaking into the kitchen.
A small team of volunteers have carried out repairs to the roof that we are hoping will buy us 3-5 years protection.
As the roof is now water tight, we have worked hard to repair and upgrade the kitchen so that it is functional and compliant with regulations.
Work tops, units and sink have been repurposed. The floor has been re-laid and surfaced, a new hand washing basin fitted and a new hot water cylinder fitted to provide hot water for the whole hall (thanks to Dan Stone). The walls and ceiling have been clad with special thanks to Exmoor Facias for their generous support in supplying and fitting the parlour boards and cladding.
Also a huge thanks to the volunteers who have given huge chunks of their time and effort.
The longer term future of the hall is also being worked upon behind the scenes.
We have completed an application to the National Lottery for the initial stages of the regeneration of our village hall. This is to get us to the planning stage, including a public consultation that we would love the whole community to be involved in, contributing on what you would like our hall to look like?
We will then be in a position to make a full application for the funding of the works.
In the meantime it is fantastic to see the hall opening fully after the easing of covid restrictions. It’s great to see returning groups using the hall again and for new groups starting.
We welcome bookings and any enquiries for future events. We would love to see the hall being used by the whole community. To make a booking, please contact Therese Chapman, booking clerk on 01598 763812 or email email@example.com.
Si Young, Village hall committee Chair.