We are now close to reaching our target to fund the work to rebuild the hall’s toilet block and so the work is definitely going ahead. £20,000 will come from a loan (repayable over 5 years at the very low interest rate of 1.55%), £13,000 from the hall’s own reserves and income and £2000 from a generous donation from the Pre-school, which will benefit from new child-sized toilets. The balance of around £5000 is from events and donations since last autumn – we now need just a further £800 by August. Thanks and well done to everyone involved.

The hall will be affected by the building works during the school summer holidays. The main hall, function room, bar and kitchen will be closed 8am-6pm on weekdays from 23 July until late August, except for events already booked. Bookings can be accepted for weekends and evenings. The committee room will remain available for hire at any time. Temporary toilets will be provided in a trailer and disabled cubicle located in the car park.

Since 2009 we have spent £150,000 improving the hall, with over £45,000 of this coming from donations, events and gift aid. Our next plans are to improve the committee room and repoint the exterior of the main hall.

Don Mildenhall