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Caynham Village Hall


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The inside layout is spacious and very adaptable. The main entrance has a ramp and a wide electronic door suitable for wheelchair users. There are three fire exits.

ABOUT THE HALL

The Village Hall is just over 80sqm overall.  The main hall was built in 1911, and the toilets and kitchen areas were added many years later.The stage area was recently removed to make more floor space available and to fit a new electronic entrance suitable for wheelchairs.

The hall's maximum capacity for meetings and events, including organisers and staff, is about 80 people. It is licensed for recorded music by PRS and PPL. For seated dining functions it will seat 50 - 60 and for buffet style events could accommodate up to 75.

The hall is fully stocked with large and small tables and chairs, and the kitchen is fully equipped with a two-oven, five ring Rangemaster electric cooker, plus a fridge and microwave, table-cloths, cutlery, glasses and crockery, several electric kettles and an electric urn.

STOP PRESS

We can now offer FREE WI-FI to village hall users, courtesy of AIRBAND.  This offers speeds of up to 100Mb/s for download and 20 Mb/s for upload, and supports devices using both 2.4 and 5 Ghz. Contact Airband

HISTORY and MANAGEMENT.

The Village Hall (formerly Parish Room) was opened in 1911, when the land and building upon which it stands were donated for the use of villagers by Mr Brian Dale, a generous benefactor, in whose memory a window in nearby St Mary's Church is dedicated. On 29th March 1967 the Village Hall Trust was registered, and has been managed by the Village Hall Committee ever since. The committee is responsible for promoting the use of the hall and raising funds for its upkeep.

Please click on the Village Hall tab above, to see the drop-down Menu and access the various pages about the hall.


CHAIRMAN's REPORT 2017-18

In comparison to the two preceding years, when major changes were made to the Hall, this has been a quiet year. The replacement of the external weatherboarding and barge boards was completed In the Spring of 2017, bringing to an end the second phase of the refurbishment project. We are now applying for further grants to fund the third phase to replace the old windows and to upgrade the heating system.

The last Caynham Shoot took place in 2016, so this year we sorely missed the regular financial contribution this has provided. Nevertheless, we had a successful round of fund-raising events. The most notable was the Ceilidh held last August in the Square Covert Barn, in collaboration with St Mary's Church PCC. The venue was donated by Carol and Richard Powell and we are very grateful for their support. Our regular events were also well attended: the January Lunch (moved from its usual December slot), also with St Mary's Church, and the Big Breakfast and Quiz night. Particular thanks go to Gill and John Bissell, Paula Spencer and Jill and Ray Bufton for their contributions.

The result of this fund-raising, together with income from Hall hire - where there has been a welcome increase in ad hoc bookings - was that we were able to meet a £350 shortfall in the refurbishment funding and still break even on the year.

The Committee has shrunk further this year. Juliet Jones stood down in September. She was a valuable Committee member for 8 years, regularly contributing to Village Hall events. Juliet's departure was followed in January by the resignation of Terry Anley, who deserves most of the credit for the success of the refurbishment project. I would like to express the Committee's and my personal thanks to Juliet and Terry for all their help. Fortunately, Terry is still involved informally, maintaining the website and making applications for grant funding.

It remains for me to thank my fellow Committee members - Barbara Ashford, Jean Faulkner and Caroline Prentice - for their continued help and support.

David Faulkner, Chairman Caynham Village Hall Committee




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Village Hall Committee



Chairman:

David Faulkner



Hall Bookings:

Jean Faulkner



Contact us: caynhamvillagehall@gmail.com  

Find us at:

Caynham Road,
junct/w Greete Road,
Caynham
Shropshire SY8 3BL

GRANT FUNDING APPLICATIONS.
For many years the hall has been in need of improvements, including a new electronic entrance for wheelchair and elderly users, and a new insulated floor. Together with new windows at the back and new black cladding on the front, this would cost just over £21,000.

The committee are therefore most grateful to have received generous funding from THE BIG LOTTERY's AWARDS FOR ALL (England) of £9,409 on 10th November 2015. This enabled us to start work in January 2016. To date we have removed the disused stage, wind-proofed the wall behind it and re-faced it in plasterboard. In the centre of this wall is our biggest benefit - we have installed a new electronic door operated by push-pads, and constructed a sloping path up to the new doorway. The hall is now fully accessible to wheelchair users as there is a level platform at the doorway. We have also completely renewed the electricity supply panel which now has two modern consumer units and is fully compliant with modern safety requirements.

We are also most grateful for donations received from "Wesley's" (the Methodist Church in Ludlow), Severn Trent Water Ltd, and Caynham Parish Council - these donations plus some of our own limited funds have enabled us to take up the old floor, insulate below it and lay a complete new sub-floor with a hard-wearing vinyl top surface.

This has made a great difference in the heat retention and may well lead to reduced heating costs.

OUR MOST RECENT SPONSOR, the GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION has awarded us a grant of £2,500 which has been put towards the cost of renewing all the exterior black wooden cladding, plus some electrical upgrade work.

Please have a look at our refurbishing progress in more detail by clicking HERE or by selecting "Inside the hall" on the Village Hall menu tab (above).

We are still hoping to replace the kitchen and toilet windows, (cost about £1,500, and to improve the ventilation and heating in the toilets, but this will require extra funding, so we have submitted two more bids.





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