Alvechurch’s first Pumpkin Festival took place in the Village Hall on Saturday 28th October. It was a great success, with about 100 pumpkins of various types (home grown, carved, craft) on display and pumpkin-themed food and cakes were on sale in the small meeting room. More than 300 people visited the Hall during the day, and over £900 was raised for the Village Hall and our chosen charity, Papyrus. Thanks to everyone who contributed a pumpkin, who helped out on the day, and in particular to our wonderful and hard-working Pumpkin Committee! Plans are already underway to repeat the event next year. You can see a gallery of photos from the day below.
In the second round of the local Co-Op Community Fund, we were very lucky to receive £974.52! Many thanks to the Co-Op and to all those who chose us as their charity. This money will go towards delivery of our five year plan.
The Village Hall’s first pumpkin festival is fast approaching! It will be held on Saturday 28th October, from 11am to 4pm. You can enter a home grown pumpkin, carve one, or make an artificial one. Please click on the poster below for more details. You can download an entry form from the post above this one.
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.