The Village comes together!
For Village Halls week 2020 we are celebrating the contribution that some of our members have to their community by sharing the history of their hall/community space!
Four Marks Village Hall
Frank Maloney, Trustee
During a roof survey in 2019 it was apparent that the flat felt roof of our Village Hall had ‘bubbled’ and was in need of replacement. Being environmentally aware, it was decided to bring the thermal insulation up to the current standard.
We sought quotations and found that the cost was in excess of our total resources. We applied for Grants and have been successful in gaining the promise of some funding from HCC. Our local District Councillors have also indicated their support for the new Financial Year.
Unfortunately we still have a funding shortfall.
Step forward the Village!
This week the Village Hall Trustees held a very successful Retro Disco supported by over 100 villagers. Local businesses also donated prizes for our raffle, the village Over 60’s Lunch Club, a regular Hall user, provided the refreshments and bar and another hall user provided the DJ, lights and table decorations. We were also supported with donations from villagers who were unable to join us on the night.
A large number of the participants joined in with the retro theme sporting Mary Quant and ‘Flower Power’ style dresses, hot pants, punk and ABBA, with hairstyles to match. The wearer best costume took home a prize.
Other fundraising events towards this project have been undertaken by the Over 60’s Lunch Club WI and our local Beaver Scouts.
With the Village coming together, we have reduced the gap by some £1,700!