Village Hall News

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee, Meeting held Mon 3rd July 2017

These are the draft Minutes, to be agreed at next meeting on 14th August 2017.

Honingham Village Hall Management Committee

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

Linda had been advised that if all work on the toilet improvements goes through the Parish Council, we will not be liable for VAT.

Ray to confirm 28th October for the folk dance with “ Shinanikins”. Food to be organised by the committee, as at the quizzes.

Festive quiz to be arranged for Sat 2nd Dec. Possible theme “Rocky Horror Show”.

Filing cabinet still to be purchased. Julie to put a wanted ad on Gumtree.

The children’s tuition classes will start in Sept, 4 hours on a Thursday a.m. Mr Peter Baldock will be present.

£160 was raised from Ray’s peony weekend. The committee thanked him and Susan.


  1. Treasurer’s report- running account

As at 8/5/17 there was £4,847.79 in the Santander account.


  1. Treasurer’s report – fundraising account.

As at 3/7/17 there was £3,000.40 in the Barclays account.


  1. Mains water leak.

Ray had asked a local builder to repair the leak. He was an ex Anglian Water employee and said that May Gurney had used incorrect fittings when they put the original pipe in, some 30 years ago. Ray will write to Kier (who took over May Gurney in 2013) to explain the situation. The drive now needs to be tarmacked which Ray will organise. The cost of the work is unknown.

  1. 5 Year electrical test.

This, plus the PAT test is being arranged with A.D.R Electrical.


Oct 28th – hopefully the folk dance with Shinanikins.

Dec 2nd – Festive Quiz.

Possibly an Autumn Fair on either 24/9/17 or 1/10/17, both Sundays.


  1. Any other business.

Fire Risk Assessment to be discussed at the next meeting. Fire Safe have checked the extinguishers (£57) – 3 large extinguishers, a CO2 extinguisher and a fire blanket.

£23.50 raised from catering at Bellfolk’s concert on 2/7/17.

Hall insurance paid (£638.67). Renew on 24/6/18.


  1. Date of next meeting.

Monday 14th August at 3.00 p.m.

Coffee Morning Tuesday 11th July 2017

Come for a coffee (or tea) and biscuits and a natter next Tuesday – 11th – in the Village Hall at 10 o clock’ish until 11 o clock’ish.

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.