Hall opening

The trustees are hoping to reopen the Millennium Hall during the week commencing 21st September 2020. The Hall and Foyer are already beginning to look smarter with their new colour scheme and lighting and we are sure that we will be able to welcome more parties and events as a result.

We are currently in the process of drawing up a general risk assessment and all users will be required to risk assess their activities and comply with distancing, numbers, safety and any rules in force at the time of their booking. We may also be imposing restrictions on the use of the kitchen etc. Because of this, you may decide not to resume your activity for the time being.

Regular users are requested to let the bookings clerk know as soon as possible whether they are deferring or cancelling their regular booking or wishing to resume bookings so we can start to get things back up-to-date and send out new booking forms with revised Conditions of Hire when ready.

The online booking system will continue to be suspended until further notice.

 

August Mini-Market PLUS

On the 1st of August we are very pleased to be able to announce that the Community Hall mini-market will be returning, though due to the current coronavirus outbreak it will be a slightly smaller affair hosted in the hall car park from 10am – 2pm and with social distancing in place. We do hope you will come and join us as we return to some sort of normality.

Of course the 1st of August would also have been the date for the Silverton Street Market, which has unfortunately had to be cancelled.  We would not normally hold a mini-market on Street Market Day, however, the Community Hall committee and the Street Market committee have been discussing options to ‘Mark the Day’, and we thought that Mini-Market PLUS would be an ideal opportunity to encourage others in the village to take part in their own mini-market as well.   We can’t invite others here and host a big Street Market, but villagers can create personal stalls on their doorstep and we can, as a community, host a village wide Mini-Market PLUS instead!  Socially distanced, and with the correct hygiene in place, there’s no reason we can’t try and create a fun day in the village despite the circumstances.

Many have already been offering things outside their houses for sale, or for free, so think of it as an extension of that. Why not get involved by baking some cakes, making some bread, offering some bric-a-brac, home-made textiles or pottery – the list could be endless! If you do plan to set-up a little stall please ensure you use hand sanitiser and we recommend honesty boxes and simple pricing to reduce contact.

We will also have some live background music from Tricky Situation outside the hall to help brighten up the day.   Please respect social distancing if you pause to listen to it and move on to let others listen to avoid a crowd

Street Market Day would usually be about raising funds for local groups or charities, this can’t be done this year, but perhaps some of you might want to donate part of what you make to a charity or group of your choice, do let us know if we you want to do that.   We hope that you will be able to have your stall outside from 10am– 2pm and please let us know at silverton.hall@outlook.com if you are doing this so that we can put a map together showing where all the stalls are. This map will then be available for free at the main mini-market and also online.

Let’s make sure the 1st of August doesn’t slip by unnoticed. Decorate your doorstep, handout the hand sanitiser, and sell for Silverton!  

Coronavirus

The Trustees discussed contingency plans regarding hall use at a recent meeting and will keep users informed of any decisions made regarding the use of the hall.
In the meantime can users be aware that seven days notice of cancellation is normally required but when the situation changes, hire dates can be postponed. Please contact the Bookings Clerk if you have any queries regarding your bookings.

Online booking

We are pleased to announce that you can now book online. We also have a new and improved calendar layout for you to see what is going on on the Community Hall and Dorothy Granger room.

We are now advising users to check the availability of the Kitchen before booking to avoid clashing with events that might be taking place in the other hall.

December Mini Market

 

We had 29 tables with a variety of goods, as usual we had Dave Vittles who in addition to selling vegetables had wreaths and plants for sale. Audrey & Rhoma had their delicious cakes, , Mole End Plants, various stalls selling cards and gifts, WI with cakes and other goods, Sue Banks with her homemade goodies and Room4U with their raffle. As usual teas/coffees & mince pies and a cooked breakfast were available in the DG room.  Breakfast proved extremely popular with a never ending queue for drinks.  Atmosphere was very Christmassy and market went on way past usual ending time.

The market was very successful and we hardly had a minute to breath.  We held a minutes silence for Jenny Roach and put a small table with flowers on it in the place she usually sat.

Next mini market will be on Saturday 2nd February, anyone wanting to book a stall to contact Gill on 01392860104 or email: gkb43@outlook.com.