The spirit of the original community initiative to build the village hall has continued with generous grants from companies and organisations, support from suppliers and contractors, and donations and volunteered time from individuals.
updated March 2019
Planned for August 2019 replacement of the kitchen and refurbishment of the Community Room
Thanks to Roger Hyde Floor Specialist for the refurbishment of the sprung timber floor in the Main Hall. Also to John Britton, electrician in the village for donating some electrical works, continuing the volunteering spirit that created the Hall in the first instance.
Thanks to David Howard, village resident, for his work on the refurbishment of the male lavatories. David’s father was one of the volunteer bricklayers when the hall was originally built in 1936. The trustees greatly appreciate the generous grant from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
Thanks to Phil Kirkpatrick, village resident and local building contractor, for his work on the refurbishment of the female lavatories. The trustees greatly appreciate the generous grant from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
Grants were provided for the construction of the extension including the Community Room, new kitchen, and a store room by St Albans District Council, Colney Heath Parish Council, Countryside Agency, Herts Groundwork trust, Tranco and the National Lottery.
VILLAGE HALL COUNCIL
The Village Hall Council is the body responsible for safeguarding the hall (which is owned by the charity on behalf of the local community) for future generations, and manages the day-to-day running of the hall. This includes arrangements for regular and one-off user bookings, facilities - cleaning, repairs and improvements - accounting, finance, PR and marketing. The trustees are unpaid volunteers nominated by our regular user organisations and invited members of the community.
The contribution of recent members who have retired from the Village Hall Council is recognized as follows :
In 2018 Audrey Fowler retired as our booking clerk. Audrey had served on the Village Hall Council as a trustee and booking clerk for 35 years.
In 2017 Brian Fowler and Gillian Graham retired as trustees of our charity. Brian, originally representing the Rifle Club, served as Chairman. Gillian, who was nominated by the CBTA, had served as secretary and treasurer, for 20 years. Andrea Davis retired as our treasurer having managed our accounts for 10 years.
Further recognitions will follow when details are available.