Village Hall News

Coffee Morning Tues 9th Jan 2018

Come and join us for our first coffee morning of the New Year 😊

We meet in the Village Hall from about 10am until about 11am, tea coffee biscuits and a friendly natter…☕️🍪🤗

Hall Drive Drains Issue

At about 11.30 this morning Brian Winchester alerted me to the flooding of Hall Drive caused by a blocked drain by the village sign outside Craig Matless house and on the public highway, not in Hall drive. Have spoken to Anglian Water on 03457-145145 who promise to deal with it by 6pm today. Reference 54428271. There has been a call from a resident in Hall Drive already concerning the same issue and Anglian Water have already attended, and cleared a different drain. Happy new year…. Roger H

Coffee Morning Tuesday 12th December

Join us for a cuppa and a chinwag in the Village Hall on Tues 12th Dec 2017. From 10am until 11’ish…..😊 🍪 ☕️🍰

Honingham Village Hall Autumn Fayre Sunday 5th November 2017

We will be holding our annual Autumn Fayre in the Village Hall on Sunday 5th November from 2 pm to 5 pm. There will be a Local History display, including (hopefully) a DVD on a continuous loop. We have lots of Table Games for children (adults too if you wish!), Craft and Produce stalls, a tombola and raffle. Tea Coffee squash and cakes will be available at a very generous price. A new idea this year, we will be having a “Best Single Bloom” and a “Most Unusual Vegetable” competition. Please bring your entries in the morning from 10 am if possible – or 1.50 pm at the latest……there will be a small prize for the winners!

If you have suitable prizes for the raffle and tombola stalls please contact Christine on 880217. We have one or two spaces available for a stall at the moment, please contact Ray on 881536 for details.

Barn Dance at the Village Hall 28th Oct 2017

What a wonderful evening we had! Shinanikins, as ever, were absolutely brilliant and soon had most people up on the dance floor and learning the intricacies of Circles, Stripping The Willow, Swinging your partner, Star in the Middle………and so forth. What a giggle, particularly those who are challenged by turning Right or Left….. The Poughman’s Supper was much needed half way through the evening to keep up the stamina, and was much appreciated. Thank you to all who took part, and for the helpers who set up, plated up, and cleared up. After expenses we raised £84 towards the Village Hall funds.

Draft Minutes Honingham Village Hall Management Committee 25th Sept 2017

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee

Minutes of the meeting held at  4 p.m Monday 25th September 2017.

Present: Mr Ray Grant, Mrs Sally Blyth, Mrs Christine Harrison, Mrs Linda Human, Mrs Julie Turner, Mr Brian Winchester.



  1. Minutes of previous meeting.

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


  1. Matters arising.

Sally has printed some posters for the Barn Dance and Julie will print the tickets. £10 adult, £5 child, £20 for family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children.

The theme for the quiz is “ Entertainment and hobbies”. Brian will create the quiz and be quiz master but we need a scorer. Julie to ask Jerry.

PAT testing and 5 yr electricity test has been completed by David Ringwood.

The village survey to go ahead.

The toilet improvements are now going to be done “ in house” ( Option C?). The disabled toilet will be installed in the present cloakroom area. Grant funding is not likely to be needed at the moment.


  1. Treasurer’s report- running account

As at 7/8/17, there was £4,210.90 in the Santander account, same as last meeting.

Sally claimed £3.00 for coloured cleaning cloths to meet H & S requirements.

£1 donation for a book from the phone box.


  1. Treasurer’s report – fundraising account and YBS.

There is £3,196.90 in Barclays but £137.87 is owing to Ray, and £49.45 will be taken out for the filing cabinet. True figure is therefore £3,009.58.


As at 25/9/17 there is £3,739.47 in the YBS. Interest for 2017 is expected to be c. £18.00 and is not included in that figure.


The Charity Commission Annual return for 2016 shows our gross income is £4,600 and our total expenditure is £3,000.


  1. Fire Risk Assessment.

Members discussed the copy of the Fire Risk Assessment which was initially carried out in June 2016 by Ray. Ray will now review and update. It was suggested we purchase an outside bin for cigarette stubs.


Ray to see Christine Harvey again and will also write to her about her items which are blocking up the storeroom.



The Autumn Fair will be on Sunday 5th November 2-5 p.m. Usual games and refreshments, plus a competition for the most unusual shaped vegetable and the best single bloom. Also a craft table for children to make a Bonfire picture.

Festive quiz to start at 7.30 p.m on 2nd December. Julie to purchase signs and plastic “glasses”.

Sally had sent a poster for the dance for inclusion in The Pump, but it was very small and phone numbers couldn’t be read. Discussed sending a donation.


  1. Date of next meeting.

Monday October 30th at 4 p.m.

Additional short meeting on Monday October 23rd at 4 p.m for those who can make it.

Coffee Morning Tues 10th October 2017 10 am Village Hall

Come and join us for a cuppa and a chat, lots to discuss this month, especially as we have 3 events to either plan or finish off: Barn Dance 28th Oct, Autumn Fayre 5th November, and Christmas Quiz evening on 2nd December. There is tea or coffee, biscuits and a raffle – plus of course our excellent company 🙂

Entertainment at Honingham Village Hall Saturday 28th October – Barn Dance and Ploughman’s Supper!

Come and join us for an evening with Shinanikins, bring your own alcohol (although squash will be provided), ticket includes a Ploughmans’s supper of either cheese or pate. Contact numbers on poster, or see any of the Village Hall Committee (Ray, Sally, Julie, Christine, Linda or Brian). All profits to Village Hall Funds.

Village Hall Committee, meeting held 14th August 2017, draft Minutes

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee
Minutes of the meeting held at 3 p.m Monday 14th August 2017.
Present: Mr Ray Grant, Mrs Sally Blyth, Mrs Christine Harrison, Mrs Linda Human, Mrs Julie Turner.
1. Apologies.
Mr Brian Winchester.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.
Read by all before the meeting and signed by Ray as a true record.

3. Matters arising.
The folk dance has been confirmed for 28th October, 7.30 – 11 p.m.
The Festive Quiz will be on Sat 2nd December, 7.30 pm. Graham Pratt is unable to create the quiz or be the quiz master this year so this will need sorting out soon.
A filing cabinet has been purchased.
Repairing the water leak cost £340 plus £20 for the tarmac.
PAT and 5 year electrical test still to be arranged.
The Autumn Fair will now be on Sunday November 5th.

4. Treasurer’s report- running account
As at 7/8/17, there was £4,210.90 in the Santander account.

5. Treasurer’s report – fundraising account and YBS.
Balance is the same as previous meeting – £3,000.40 in the Barclays account.

On 20th July, Ray and Sally went to the Yorkshire Building Society and became the signatories for the YBS account. This is a charity account, see following info:
“ Charities Official Investment Fund ” ( COIF )
CCLA ( Investment Management LTD ) manage COIF, in Accumulation Units.
Client name: The Honingham Old Village Hall.
Account No: 541900001R – Recoupment account order of 25/09/1985
As at 30/06/17, 31.95 units were carried forward. The mid market value ( net asset value) of one unit was 14572.00 pence.This gives an investment value of £4,655.75 and a bid market value of £4,630.15.

6. Future possibilities.
As a result of Julie’s advert in The Pump, we now have a C.D and cassette player with speakers, a VHS recorder, a slide projector and a 22” computer monitor with cables. Julie had prepared a draft survey for village hall users in order to find out hirer’s views of our facilities and equipment. Hopefully we can act on the outcome and boost our bookings.

7. Toilet improvements.
Linda presented a bound copy of the Business Plan, first draft.
Option A needs £17,000 for the cleaner’s sink and disabled toilet.
Option B needs £42,400.30 for “ everything” to be done. ( Cooper’s quotations).
The committee voted on the above choices and Option A was carried.

8. Fundraising.
Julie to contact Janet re: The Pump and put in thanks for the donations and to advertise the dance, fair and quiz. The cost of the dance tickets to be decided at the coffee morning on Tues 12th September. It will include a cold buffet.
9. AOB.
Fire risk assessment to be discussed at the next meeting.
Ray to see Christine about her items in the storeroom.

10. Date of next meeting.
Monday 25th September at 4.00 p.m

Coffee Morning Tuesday 12th September 2017

Come along for a cuppa and a chat, and help us plan 3 upcoming events at the Village Hall – Shinankins next month, Autumn Fayre in November, and the Christmas Quiz. We will be in the Village Hall from 10am until 11’ish – tea, coffee, biscuits, raffle and good company!