Village hall, how it is used and how to book it. 

2 NEW EVENTS for your diary 

 

23rd June 11 am - 1 pm tea, cakes and A talk by Pat Owen Teme Valley Dementia Champion. All welcome 07976615868 for more information.  

 

3rd July 'Meet Your Neighbour' coffee morning 11 am - 1 pm tea, cakes and chat about what you would like to see happening in the parish - organised  by Councillor Jacqui Worrall.

                Really Good      News  !         

The Village Hall Extension is underway!

The footings have been trenched and a delivery of building materials has commenced. 

Builders used metal detecting equipment to locate a power cable and avoided a nasty accident when using a digger.

7th November 2020.

Work starts on village hall by off loading building materials
Digging the foundations
Cement lorries arrive

Delivering the wet concrete for the footings with a very long delivery shoot.

Tamp down.  Job done, now it has to set. 9th November.

Up to ground level
You need a long delivery arm to pour the cement
Waiting for footings to dry
Cement footings in place

As if by magic the walls begin to grow. 17th November 2020.

Brickies at work
Walls going up

A week later and things have moved on a pace 25th  November 2020.

Inside the half built extension

Nearly to the roof

11th December 2020.

Nearly to the roof
View from above Christmas 2020
Scaffolding for roof structure

From above (Santa's view)

December 20th

New year - new view >>>

View from above with new rafters in place January 1st

<<< January 31st 2021 Nearly water tight

April 2021 Almost there >>>

Nearly complete April 2021

Broadwas Village Hall

Re Opening following Covid 19 Lockdown.

Arrangements have been put in place to make Broadwas Village Hall a “Covid Secure” venue.

 

This involves a number of facilities and procedures being in place which are published on the notice board in the Hall foyer and a set of ‘Supplementary Conditions of Hire’ which any potential hall user must read fully and satisfy themselves that they could comply with. Potential hirers must carry out a risk assessment of their proposed activity.  Here is a sample risk assessment.

There are limits on numbers and some activities will still not be appropriate and potential users must enquire before making a booking.  For the immediate future any booking will be accepted only on an individual basis.  This is because Government guidance can change at any time and also because building work will be going on at the hall which may impact on availability.

 

Booking enquiries should be directed to Timesavers Concierge at timesaversconcierge.co.uk – or – 01905 312456

For more information about hiring the Village Hall press here for Covid 19 arrangements

GREAT SUCCESS - The Nearly New Sale of the Decade!!!

First Major Event of the Covid era took place on Saturday 15th August 2020.

The One-Way system worked and all wore face masks.  Names were recorded for Trace purposes.

Nearly New Sale with people in face masks
Ladies serving at the sale

                Good      News           

Village Hall Extension update

Click on Plans to see the proposed changes.

If you usually eat on your own, Lunch in Company (LinC) invites you to the Village Hall to enjoy a meal with others on the first Thursday of each month.  12 noon - 2 pm cost £4.00.   Unfortunately this is on hold due to Covid 19

Village Hall Event Planning

If you are planning to book Broadwas Village Hall please use this link to see availability and make reservations using Time Savers Concierge's web site

Sewing Circle

The sewing group hard at work in the Village Hall. Just one of the many events and activities that take place.  Visit the web link above to see if there is something you would like to be part of, or start even.

Before Covid, the sewing group hard at work

You missed it? - Wine & Wassail

The fabulous evening at the Village Hall! It featured GR-VIII, Men in Harmony. To find out more about GR-VIII click on their poster.

Party time at the village hall
Singing and making marry with the Men in Harmony
Poster for the Men in Harmony

Village Hall Committee / Trustees are:

Geoff Winkworth, Chairman, representing Broadwas Sports Association (BSA)
Sharon Downes, Secretary / Treasurer.
Yvonne Hayward,
Sarah Turley,
Keith Brooks, representing 
Heather Dale, representing the Women’s Institute (WI)
Helen Walker, representing the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Mandy Parkes, representing Broadwas Junior School.

 

Village Hall History:

The land on which the Village Hall stands, prior to the 1970’s, accommodated a small building referred to as the Parish Room and was owned by the Church.

The Parish Room did not serve the needs of the village and in 1971 it was sold to the Parish Council for £10.   A project was then established to raise the capital to build a new Village Hall.   Supported by public subscription and Malvern Hills District Council the existing building was built. Additional land to provide for the car park and garden was donated by the then owner of Ivy House Farm of which that land was originally part. 

 

The management structure of the Hall was established within the transfer deed which was drawn up at the time of hand over from the Worcester Diocese to the Parish Council.  This creates two Trustee bodies.  The Parish Council as the ‘Custodian Trustee’ and a management committee is created as the ‘Managing Trustee’. The structure of the management committee and rules for its operation were established in the transfer deed which also maintains the status of the Village Hall as a charity registered with the Charities Commission with which the committee members are registered as trustees.

Various improvements have been made over the years such as disabled toilet, fitted kitchen, replacement heating, loft and cavity wall insulation and car park resurface all of which have been supported financially by the Parish Council. 

 

In 2014 the services of Timesavers Concierge were engaged which, while requiring an ongoing financial investment has been successful.  They have established a Village Hall section within their web site and set up an on line diary and booking system.  Along with a great deal of work by members of the committee and volunteers a part time cleaner and gardening contractor help to keep the hall and surroundings in good condition.

 

It is the current committee’s intention to ‘grow’ the business of the Village Hall and they are keen to encourage new events and activities and greater inclusion of neighbouring communities.  To improve the facilities still further plans have been drawn up for extension of the Hall to increase the length of the main room, provide a storeroom and an additional small meeting room.  It is hoped that this work will be carried out during 2020.

 

Geoff Winkworth.

Broadwas & Cotheridge Parish Website