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Lympstone Village Hall News

Our 2018 accounts

Our accounts are for calendar years and are submitted annually to the Charity Commission which regulates us. The 2018 accounts are here

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Ownership of the village hall

Statement from the Village Hall Management Committee Following discussion at the Parish Council on 7 October about our proposals relating to the village hall , the Council has placed a statement on the village website. This statement had been read out at the meeting...

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Formal consultation on plans for new village hall CIO

The Village Hall - Statutory Consultation This consultation has now closed; a summary of input received will be posted here shortly. The Lympstone Herald for July included (page 9) an article about the plans of the charity trustees of the village hall (who form the...

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Charges held for 2020 bookings

The hall's hourly charges will remain unchanged in 2020. And we will continue our popular fixed package rates for family parties. If you want to book for 2021, we can offer - for the present - a price guarantee that the existing rates will apply unless or until we...

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Changes to how the village hall is governed

UPDATED 12th September 2019 The hall's management committee has agreed to start work to change how the hall is governed. What's proposed is to change from an unincorporated charity to an incorporated charity. This post says what this means and gives links to more...

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Less paper, more efficiency

As part of our changes to administration and booking for the village hall, we are actively working to reduce the amount of paperwork we produce. So our emphasis is on the use of electronic systems and e-mail. This brings cost advantages and also gives better record...

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New bookings coordinator

Michael Wilkes has now handed over the bookings part of his role to Caron Winter. We are changing the booking process and documentation, but it will take a week or two to complete all of this. During the handover Don Mildenhall and Caron will work together to maintain...

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More detail on changes to charging to hire the hall

The hall's trustees met on 13th February and approved a new charging structure which will apply to all new bookings made on and after 1st April 2019. Existing bookings will not be affected unless there would be a saving under the new system, when hirers can opt to...

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Changes at the village hall

Over the next 3 months (February to April 2019) we'll be making some changes to how we take and manage bookings at the hall. Michael Wilkes, our long-serving and hard working treasurer and bookings manager will be retiring at the hall's AGM in March. He will be hard...

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Car park works finished

The village hall's  two car parks have had a full overhaul at the start of the school holiday. The main car park has been resurfaced with heavy duty tarmac - funded by the parish council and the hall. Both it and the smaller car park have been completely re-lined,...

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