Village Hall News

Village Hall Questionnaire

If you haven’t returned your questionnaire yet, re upgrading toilets in the village hall, please return soon! Either post in the Phone Box or hand to any of the Parish Councillors….

Thank you 😊👍

Coffee Morning 13.06.17

It’s Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on Tuesday 13th June from 10 am until 11’sh. Nice to see lots of new faces, our numbers are building! Look forward to seeing you all for a cuppa and a chat, plus biscuits and a raffle!

Coffee Morning Tues 9th May 2017

Don’t forget it’s time for a cuppa and a chat in the Village Hall next Tuesday (9th May) at 10am until 11’ish…..


Village Hall Committee Annual Meeting 2nd May 2017

Honingham Village Hall Committee will be holding their Annual Meeting on 2nd May in the Village Hall, this Meeting will follow on from the Parish Annual Meeting, at approx 8pm. All welcome.

Both meetings will take place in the back room of the Village Hall, accessed via back door; the main hall being already booked for a function.

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Honingham Village Hall Committee held 21.06.16

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee

Minutes of the Annual Meeting held Tuesday 21st June 2016.

Attended by 5 committee members – Ray Grant, Sally Blyth, Julie Turner, Linda Human, Christine Harrison and 14 parishioners.

  1. Apologies: There were no apologies.


  1. Minutes of previous meeting.

The minutes of the Annual meeting of 2015 were read. Signed as a true record by Ray Grant.


  1. Matters arising.
  2. Ray will contact the Yorkshire Building Society and have the interest added.
  3. A timer has been fitted to the lights in the driveway.


  1. Chairman’s report.

Read by Ray and copies made available.


  1. Treasurer’s report.

Read by Ray and copies made available.

Earthsea House/ Merrywood are booking the hall more often than before and therefore helping the hall keep in profit. £733.77 profit in 2015 (running account). Money has been saved on cleaning costs as Ray and Susan are doing the cleaning, unpaid. The job has been advertised.


  1. Fundraising report.

Read by Ray and copies made available. £848.05 profit in 2015.

Procedures for hiring the hall are under review following a booking in March 2016 which turned into a “rave”. This disaster prompted the committee to tighten up booking procedures e.g. rewording the booking form and taking a deposit.


  1. Election of Committee Members.

Chairman: Ray Grant. Proposed by Julie Turner, seconded by Roger Human. Treasurer: Christine Harrison. Proposed by Rita Barker, seconded by Brian Winchester.  Other committee members are Sally Blyth representing Bellfolk, Julie Turner co-opted and Linda Human representing the Parish Council. There are vacancies for committee members from “Extend” and table tennis.

  1. O.B

Ray thanked Ted and Marjorie for their previous work as committee members. Julie thanked Ray and Susan for their help with cleaning the hall and saving a considerable sum of money.

The meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee – meeting 03 04 17

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee

Minutes of the meeting held at 4 p.m Monday 3rd April 2017

Present: Mr Ray Grant, Mrs Sally Blyth, Mrs Christine Harrison, Mrs Linda Human.

Mrs Julie Turner.

  1. Minutes of previous meeting.

Read by all before the meeting and signed as a true record.

  1. Matters arising.

Ray has informed hirers of the increases in the hourly charge.

Further quotations for the toilet improvements have all been over £35,000. Ray had emailed the plans to Paul Hemnell, the licensing officer at BDC, to ask if this was excessive. He had replied that the quotations were not excessive. Sally, Linda and Ray will meet at Sally’s on Thurs 20th April to research further possible grants.


  1. Treasurer’s report- running account

No treasurer’s report but Ray presented the annual accounts. Copies given to committee.

£1, 5006.83 made, mostly due to not paying a cleaner. Thanks given to Susan and Ray. Mr Gwilliams held his last charity dance in March ’17. We will miss the income from his bookings (£900).


  1. Treasurer’s report – fundraising account.

3 year’s interest from The Yorkshire Building Society has now been added. Barclays and YBS combined totals £6,037.55


  1. Monthly charity dance.

Mr Gwilliams has now finished his monthly charity dances. Ray to put an article in The Pump.

  1. Hall bookings.

There are no new bookings.


There is a Bowls Event on 25th June. We will perhaps hold an event to coincide – another History Day?

Ray and Susan will hold their Peony Weekend again, probably 10/11th June.

Sally to ask George Middleton about Shinanikins’s availability in September.

Ray to find out about an Elvis impersonator.

Linda to find out about line dancing.

  1. Any other business.

The committee ratified The Equal Opportunities policy.

Ray showed us a letter about “Houses of Parliament” week in November ’17. To be given to Earthsea House and discussed at the next coffee morning.

The business rate/ council tax has decreased.

Sally requested to borrow some glasses, a teapot and the urn for a 90th birthday party on April 29th. Agreed.

  1. Date of next meeting.

Monday 15th May at 4.00 p.m.      (Also Tues May 2nd, annual meeting following P.C annual meeting).

Coffee Morning Tuesday 11th April 2017

Coffee morning next Tuesday in the Village Hall 10am’ish until 11am’ish. Lovely to see lots more people last month 😊 Join us for coffee, tea, biscuits, raffle and a chat…..also discussing our next Honingham History project ☕️🍪👍