CHAIRMAN’S REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 18th 2016
Once again I am pleased to report that the village hall has had another very successful year, your continued support has helped to maintain the very high standards that we strive to achieve. A list of the various functions as follows:-
: Monthly Flea Market
: Carleen & District Annual Show
: Christmas dinner
: Soup & Pudding
: Carn to Cove Theatre
: Weddings & Private Parties
Then we have the clubs who use the hall on a regular basis such as the:-
Yoga classes, Table Tennis club, Art Painting classes, Short Mat bowls club, Computer Club, Line Dancing & Samba drums.
The hall is also widely used for private parties, receptions & other functions.
Carleen & District Show
My congratulations to one and all for another excellent show of vegetables, flower arranging, baking etc. you name it and it was there. The amount of entries submitted surpassed everyone’s expectations, there was a fear that the hall would not be large enough to display all the goods, but with their usual dexterity, cunning and careful planning the show committee somehow achieved this. My admiration goes to the individuals who put in so much hard work to make the village show the success it was, a pat on the back of the public who supported and displayed so many various items.
A special thank you goes to the show’s sub-committee who organised and ran this event, headed by Mrs V. Treloar (Chairperson) and Michael Hibbitt (Sec) with their many helpers. Our thanks to Rev. Dr Peter Johnson for opening the village show with trophies & prizes presented by Mrs Angie Johnson to the different category winners.
Christmas Lunch and Raffle
The Christmas lunch was again a very successful event and enjoyed by all that attended. Many thanks must go once again to Carole and Chris in organizing this event which was extremely well received by our guests & a big thank you to committee members their spouses & friends for carrying out kitchen and waiting duties. Mary and Ruth continued with the responsibility of the annual Christmas Draw and they were able to attract many prizes from local businesses.
The pantomime group have a serious problem in attracting interest from the local community especially the younger element of the parish to partake in this activity, which is a great pity as many parishioners ask all the time when the next production will take place. We will try again this year to stage a pantomime but it is up to you, the community, to make it happen.
It’s a shame that with the additional influx of people in the area they do not appear to get involved with the village activities or interest in existing facilities that are readily available. Hopefully this will change in the near future.
We are in the process of raising funds for a defibrillator with a cream tea & raffle organised for 9th July 1.00 – 4.00pm
We are also looking for funding to tarmac and resurface the front entrance of the car park to provide additional disabled parking and safer access to the hall.
Looking ahead we have the Carleen and District Show on 10th September 2016, Christmas Dinner for the Senior Citizens in December any suggestions from yourselves will be more than welcome as at the end of the day as these activities are put on for your enjoyment.
My personal thanks must once again go to all the present committee for their dedication and tireless work involved in running this hall to the very high standards we set ourselves.
A special thank you for Mary Broome (secretary), Fiona Woodman (treasurer) & thanks to Carole Higginson our booking clerk. Note: Could all activity groups try to give Carole their block booking dates in advance to prevent any double booking, this would be a big help.
Thanks to all our spouses and partners who help with events and projects when they can.
To Dave Walton our caretaker who cleans and looks after the hall and opens for activity groups when he is available, also Carole Higginson, Chris Greenough, Janet Brazier and Jan Lloyd for running the monthly soup and pudding lunch which has been a great success.
Sad news to report on the passing of Roma Champion a stalwart user of the hall.
In concluding my report, we all hope that the village hall will continue to go from strength to strength and maintain its high standards and of course look forward to your continued support.
There are additional vacancies available on the committee and new blood is always very welcome, younger personnel with fresh ideas and forward thinking is essential for the village hall to prosper, we look forward to receiving applications in the near future to join our hard working committee.
Chairman Carleen Village Hall Committee
A M Ackland