We are now in the process of reopening the refurbished Millennium Hall. We are initially contacting our regular users to see if they would like to resume their bookings. Because we are still awaiting the completion of some acoustic work, the hall may not be suitable for some uses just yet. Please contact the booking clerk for more details: Silverton.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are extremely pleased to announce that solar panels are due to be installed at the community hall! This is something the hall’s committee have been discussing for a while and it has not been a straight forward decision due to the costs and work involved but we have decided to invest in this sustainable energy system in order to reduce the community hall’s carbon footprint and our future electricity bills.
The panels are due to be fitted during the week commencing 8th August. Please be aware both halls will be closed for events and clubs whilst the work is carried out.
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.
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 email@example.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!
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.
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.
David Wright set off from the Community Hall for the long ride to Sweden. Proudly wearing a replica London Italian RRC shirt from Ian Simpson Jim Simpson original Tour of Britain. You can follow David on his page – https://www.facebook.com/David-Wright-Ride-to-Sweden-407258443409317/, read his story and make a donation to the British Heart Foundation.
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.
The Trustees are very happy to receive a cheque for £500 from the Street Market. This will go towards re-doing the Millennium floor. Presented by Andy Mathers.
The hall is run by Trustees for the good of our community. We now have vacancies for more Trustees and in particular a secretary. We have one meeting a month. If you would like to join our very successful hall please contact us here.