NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2024
A rather belated Happy New Year to you all.
We have been fairly quiet over the summer, but are now able to share lots of exciting news and events with you.
A. NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS:
Phone box / sharing station?
You may have noticed that the shelving has now been installed into the phone box. Our next job is to make sure it is clean so that we can stock it with books for an exchange. The book exchange in the hall has been well used for many years. However, we are aware that, unless you enter the hall, you cannot make use of this facility. So, we aim is to extend the facility by using the phone box as well. The book share in the hall will remain.
The phone box can also be used for sharing excess garden produce later ibn the year.
We will also be using the box to advertise events, local tradesmen and emergency facilities e.g. Defibrillator information.
Let us know your thoughts on WhattApp or “firstname.lastname@example.org“
There is always concern raised about the parking on pavements, particularly around the hall. We are hoping to have the footpaths and hedges cleared in the near future to help to alleviate the problem .
Following a number of incidents in the grounds of the village hall, we have installed CCTV which we hope will deter any further episodes. Cameras are focused on the carpark and access to the playground.
B. RECENT EVENTS
Skittles Night. 25th November 2024
A very successful Skittles Evening was held on Saturday 25th November. Around 28 villagers and families came along for a really good, fun, family event. All ages were able to have a go at the bowling and enjoyed relaxing with a drink, snacks and good company. We aim to repeat the event next Autumn, so look out for the date.
Village Christmas Get Together/ Carols Around the Tree. December 24th
This year we experimented with combining a village Christmas Get-together with The Junction One Carols Around the Tree. We moved the time to 4pm to allow for families with younger children to attend. This seemed to work well, as lots of villagers attended and enjoyed the event, as well as those who saw the info on Facebook.
C. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
On Wednesday 14th February, we are holding a Valentine’s Day Event at the hall. The evening will include a hot and cold buffet, welcome drink and a professional showing of Brief Encounter. Tickets are selling fast and the deadline is Monday 29th January. So if interested contact Mandy Johnson via Whattsapp!
Fish and Chips Lunch. Wednesday 21st February from 1pm
There is no charge for this event.
Quiz Evening. Saturday 9th March 2024
This event is organised by Junction One. More info to follow, but maybe start getting your teams together for another great night?
Aunty Jen Productions. Sunday 10th March 2024.
Aunty Jen productions present their third performance at our hall . This time it’s Oscar Wilde Returns with “Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime”. These have proved to be really excellent events and highly popular. Look out for their advertisements on WhattsApp.
Children’s Party. Date to be confirmed.
It was not possible to arrange the usual Christmas Party for children in December 23 or January 24. However, we would like to plan something for the Spring. We will be arranging a Saturday afternoon / Evening event with entertainment, food and refreshments provided as usual and hope that our families will come along to enjoy the time together.
If anyone would like to help with the organisation or by contributing ideas, please email us on “email@example.com“.
Our next AGM is to be held on Thursday 9th May 2024.
More info to follow nearer the time.
We always hold a date in the Summer for a Village Get-Together. We would welcome suggestions for these events, so if you would like to organise a village event or have any ideas, please contact us via WhatsApp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look out for a November 24 date for another fun evening.
Burcot Village Hall is run by volunteers and overseen by the Charity Commission.
As such, our Core Purpose is:
For physical and intellectual development of the inhabitants of Burcot and the surrounding, local area, for the protection of the local environment and in support of community cohesion, in particular the young and the elderly, without distinction of sex or political, religious or other opinions subject to the provisions of these presents.