Another year is drawing to a close and it is a perfect opportunity to look back at the year and to review what we have achieved. As usual we have held a wide range of events, parties and courses during the 2019.
We would like to say Thank you!
Our hall has been part of the social scene in the village for almost 100 years and we are pleased to see so many people still using the hall. Thanks to our convenient location, car parking and superb facilities, the hall remains suitable for many different events.
If you have used the hall for the first time this year, thanks for your support. And if you would like to consider putting on an event in the hall, please do get in touch. For a full list of what’s on at the hall, why not take a look at the ‘Events’ page on our website?
What’s new this year?
As a committee, we take a real pride in all the work undertaken by previous generations who built the hall and we continue to invest in the hall to ensure it stays a vibrant and well-maintained asset for the village. Last year, we reported on the work to the entrance hall. Since then, we have had the artwork installed on the wall outside the front door, added a new flower planter and small gravel garden outside. Inside, we have redesigned the table storage to make using the hall easier for people, as well as plumbing upgrades, new taps and other small but important items.
What next for the hall?
During 2020, we will continue to invest in the hall, although the works that might be planned – subject to finances – will not be so visible to users. We are looking at improving the lighting to reduce our carbon footprint and also installing new more energy-efficient hand dryers. We are still considering how to improve the bar area and storage at the back of the hall. If you have any particular ideas for improvements to the hall, please do get in touch. It’s important to us that the hall reflects the need of the village.
Your committee is made up of local people who volunteer to oversee the running of the hall. It’s very rewarding, especially when projects you have been involved with come to fruition or when you see the hall packed with local people, as it has been during the past five annual Autumn Bazaars.
You don’t need to commit lots of time helping at the hall, but anything you could offer would be really gratefully received. If you have an hour or two spare, why not get in touch with the committee secretary to have a chat? More information on joining us can also be found here. New committee members are elected at the AGM in March so there’s plenty of time to find out more.
The committee at Pant Memorial Hall would like to wish you and your families a very
Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2020.