Since the pandemic started last year, the first Village Hall Coffee Morning was held on Friday July 9th.

As it turned out the weather was lovely and there were alot of villagers who came to enjoy getting out and catching up over a cup of tea and delicious cakes.

A big thanks to everyone who came along, who baked a cake and made a donation. A total of £136.50 was raised towards the Village Hall funds.

We look forward to welcoming you all again at our next coffee morning which will be held on Friday September 10th from 10.30 – 12:00 noon.

Thank you once again
The Village Hall Trustees

BAINES’ BAKE-OFF CHALLENGE – Sunday, July 4th from 09:00 – 12:00 noon.

VILLAGE HALL COFFEE MORNING – Friday July 9th from 10:30 to 12:00 noon.

CHURCH AFTERNOON TEA –  Wednesday, August 11th from 2:00 -4:00 pm

 

Save the Date July 9th  from 10:30 – 12:00 noon ….

our first coffee morning since the Pandemic started last year…. Come and join us for a cup of tea or coffee. You will be spoilt for choice from a range of delicious homemade cakes. Enjoy at the same time the beautiful views over the Chater Valley.

Everyone Welcome.

Now things are getting better, and we are slowly coming out of lockdown, we wish to welcome everyone back to the Coffee mornings in the Village Hall.

The first will be starting on Friday, July 9th from 10.30 to 12:00 noon.
The following one will be on Friday September 10th from 10.30 to 12:00 noon.

If the weather is fine the grounds of the Village Hall will be lovely to sit outside and enjoy the spectacular views over the Chater Valley.

We look forward to welcoming everyone as it will be a great opportunity to meet up again after these long months of self-isolation.

The Trustees

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The Ridlington Village Hall Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/2020 have now been uploaded and are available to read on the website.

Or you can simply click the links below

Ridlington VH 2019-20 Report

Village Hall A’C SUMMARY 2020

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The Village Hall has been closed since last year’s lockdown began. During that time it has been maintained and checked for its security in line with the insurers requirements. It is now open but subject to the government’s Covid-19 regulations which severely inhibit the usual activities until at least June 21st when the government’s road map will hopefully allow things to return to something like pre – Covid-19.

The first use of the Hall since re-opening will be as a polling station for the election of Leicestershire & Rutland Police Commissioner on May 6th. Followed by the Annual Parish Meeting and Parish Council Meeting both on May 19th.

If anyone should be interested in hiring the Village Hall, please visit the government website and read exactly what you are able to do inside & outside Village/Community Halls.

At present social distancing (which limits the numbers allowed in the Hall ) rule of 6, mask wearing, having to have the door and windows open for ventilation, the need to sanitise apply, amongst other things. Then if you wish to hire the Hall please contact me.

The Village Hall Committee report for 2020 and Accounts will be posted on  the website, in early May together with a hard copy displayed on the notice board in the Village Hall porch. Both items will also be presented to the Parish Annual Meeting on May 19th.

Regarding the Village Hall’s finances no fundraising has been possible during lockdown but the Hall has, in line with other village  halls and community centres been given grants under the government’s ‘Retail, Leisure and Hospitality’ scheme as the Hall, although exempt from payment of rates, is rated as a business and is also a registered charity.

We are extremely fortunate in that the amount of money we have received more than compensates for loss of income from fundraising events and hire fees, and more than meets our fixed costs expenditure of insurance, utilities etc which despite lockdown still have to be met.

As for any future Village Hall Committee organised events such as coffee mornings, Quiz or a suggested Pub Night this year, we will have to wait and see what is possible. We are keen to get the Hall used again but only if what we can do is enjoyable and people feel happy and safe to attend.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Dave Roome – Chairman
Ridlington Village Hall Committee

Email – davr333@btinternet.com
Telephone – 01572 821416

Hello Everyone,

Some of you may remember us from ‘An Audience with ‘Buntie and Daffers” which was an event held in Ridlington Village Hall on Friday, September 7th 2019 to support the Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance service.

We have ended 2020 with a book – ” Two Mad Bags”A series of short stories about life in an Ambulance by Buntie & Daffers – it is all about what we get up to.

It is available for purchase on Amazon and in Waterstones’ Bookstores.

So while you are locked down and there is nothing else to do, make yourself a cup of tea and have a read.

We hope you enjoy it.

Kindest Regards,
Buntie and Daffers

Due to the Covid – 19 requirements Village Hall events are currently suspended. The Hall can be used but it becomes very onerous both on the Committee and users for enjoyable events such as coffee mornings or Quiz’s to take place.

The hall is checked weekly and kept clean, as are the gardens kindly looked after by Mike Grey.

The 2019 annual report and accounts should have been presented at the Parish Meeting in May but Rutland CC decided because of Corvid to delay all annual parish meetings to next year. The quarterly Parish Council meetings continue but on Zoom which any member of the public can log into.

With regard to our finance’s the Village Hall along with businesses, sports clubs and various other qualifying organisations was awarded a grant of £10,000 as part of the Government’s aid packages. This is to compensate for lack of hire fees and fundraising income, and to pay outgoings such as insurance, utility bills and other unavoidable things such as general maintenance.

Dave Roome
Chairman