Wolverley Memorial Hall has been able to improve and upgrade all its lighting and electrical components thanks to a very generous grant in excess of £10,000 from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET).
The hall, in the centre of Wolverley village, is the local community centre offering a range of activities including martial arts, yoga, playgroups for toddlers, craft and antiques fairs and is the venue for the local annual pantomime staged by the Wolverley Village Players. The hall is also available for local people to hire for private parties and events.
“Thousands of local people use the hall every year,” says Richard Millner, chairman of the Wolverley Memorial Hall Charity Committee. “The hall, built in 1962, is showing its age and it is a challenge to keep it in good repair. We do our best to raise funds for the upkeep of the hall by organising events such as car boot sales, village shows and the annual beer festival. But the essential electrical work which was needed would not have been possible without the very generous grant from IET.”
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Ibstock Enovert Trust, said: “We are pleased to be able to support the modernisation and maintenance of the Wolverley Memorial Hall which is a focal point for village activities. Our aim is to support projects which benefit local communities.”
The electrical improvements have included new energy efficient ceiling and wall lights, extractor fans, additional emergency exit lights and extra outdoor security sensors.
The electrical work was completed during the month of April.
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In aid of Wolverley Memorial Hall
WOLVERLEY MEMORIAL HALL FUND
CHAIRMANS REPORT FOR YEAR 2016
I have to say that I have been feeling rather optimistic and pleased with the situation generally. There seems to be a gradual increase in the use of the Hall but looking at the Annual Financial report for 2016 this has not been reflected in the results.
In fact, the Annual Accounts show a reduction in the letting income and a reduction in income from fundraising events resulting in a reduced surplus for 2016 compared with 2015. Never-the-less we have managed to produce a profit when all sources of income, such as rents, grants etc., are taken into account.
It is clear however that we are very dependent on income other than lettings of the Hall and very vulnerable if any of these sources of income were to be discontinued and looking ahead we must bear this in mind and try to strike a better balance between these income sources.
I am pleased that based on our performance we have been able to transfer £10,000 to the Memorial Project to raise funds for the ultimate replacement of the Hall and its ageing facilities. This is moving ahead with the final plans now being drawn up by the selected Architect and we are very lucky to have this dedicated team of residents and helpers led by Richard Millner who continue to work very hard to raise the funds needed to bring the project to fruition.
Meanwhile, we have to battle on and do our best to maintain the existing facilities in good condition to be able to attract as many customers as possible for the Hall.
The message seems to be always the same but we must never forget that we receive a donation from the Parish Council and rely quite heavily on the generosity of T.G.Hardwicks who continue to pay for the cutting of the field and surrounds that saves us a great deal of expense. We are most grateful for their generous support of our community facilities and hope that our community in exchange supports their Business in the village.
In spite of all our appeals in the past we have been unable to attract younger members of the community to join our Management Committee and we are now in a position where we must become more active in trying to attract a younger generation to the cause, otherwise the facilities may well face .the possibility of having to be closed down.
Our ageing committee works very hard in giving their time and energy and I thank them all for continuing to do so, especially the Officers, Vice Chair Malcolm Hazlewood, Treasurer Beryl Hazlewood and Secretary Josie Hardwick who deal with lots of issues and take care of the administration together with our Booking Officer Jo Phipps.
Finally, I would like to make it clear to the Community that the Memorial Hall and its facilities depend almost entirely on voluntary workers for its survival and is not provided by the District or Parish Council as is the case in the towns.
So, come on you people of Wolverley, get involved, you are privileged to live in this small community and it needs your help to maintain these locally created facilities for future generations.
Peter. J. Smith
President & Acting Chairman. April 2017
The Wolverley Memorial Project bar is up and running for all events held in the Memorial Hall.
We have our bar facility back up and running and can offer a bar to whoever needs one. The bar is being run by the Wolverley Memorial Project and will be run by volunteers with all profits going to the charity. The prices of their drinks are also very competitive.
The Wolverley Memorial Hall will hold its Annual General Meeting on the 3rd April 2017 at 7.30pm.
The Meeting will be held in the Back Room of the Wolverley Memorial hall.
This years car boot dates (weather permitting)
Saturday 25th March,
Saturday 25th March,
Saturday 22nd April,
Saturday 20th may,
Saturday 17th June,
Saturday 15th July,
Saturday 19th August,
Saturday 16th September.
Access to field from 7am
Boots £5 (excess charged)