The first funding period for the local Community Fund has finished, and has raised the sum of £857.65 of for the Village Hall! Many thanks to everyone who has supported us. And the good news is that you can continue to do so, as we have been selected for the next round of the fund, which runs until 7th October. We hope that you will support us again.
If you are not familiar with the Community Fund, our local branch will donate 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services to a nominated charity in the Community. You need to be a Co-op member to do so – sign up here. You can then nominate the Village Hall as your chosen charity. If you are a Co-op member but don’t have internet access, you can nominate us by phoning 0800 023 4708. Thanks!
Our survey of Village Hall users and other members of the community, in which we asked what the priorities should be for our five year plan – is now complete. Many thanks to everyone who took part – we had over 200 responses! You can read a summary of the results here.
The most popular suggestion was to improve the physical access to the Hall, followed by installing a hearing loop, improving the storage of tables, providing access to WiFi and installing a baby changing unit. We are now using the output of the survey to inform our five year plan, and will provide a further update on this soon. Improving the physical access to the Hall will be a major project and will therefore take some time, but we hope to make progress on some of the other priorities very quickly. Watch this space for more information, and thanks for your feedback so far.