The Village Hall New Year’s Update

Old for new regeneration of teh Village Hall
The re-decoration of the hall including the floor being sanded and treated will be completed by the end of January. The new lightweight foldable chairs together with new lighting will also be done by the end of the month. During February or March, a Sunday lunchtime social will be organised so villagers will be invited to come along and see the revitalised hall. A big thank you to everyone who have been involved in all the work!
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A further update….

The renovation in the Village Hall is still on schedule and will be completed in the New Year after which an Open Day will be organised and a date advised. We look forward to the Hall being used more often for private and public functions throughout the New Year. Once again thank you everyone for your patience whilst this work has been undertaken and to all of you who have helped and supported so willingly.  
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Quiz Night

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On November 3rd the mixture of played music and written questions produced a close result with the winning team getting home by 3 points, the music questions got people tapping and singing along and the food was delicious. £230 was raised for the Hall's running costs. A big thank you for your continued support.
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Passchendaele

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On Saturday, November 4th, retired Major John Cotterill, an expert on the First World War and an accredited Battlefield guide, gave a knowledgeable and inspirational talk on Passchendaele to commemorate the centenary of the battle. Major Cotterill particularly concentrated upon the contributions of the soldiers from Rutland in his address. Refreshments were welcomed and donations of over £250 were raised for the Church Roof Fund and the Welfare for Injured Servicemen. Thank you to David H...
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Update on Improvements to Village Hall

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Old for New The electricians have now installed the new heating and done the first fix for the new kitchen which will be installed in early December. New chairs and improved lighting will follow on. The complete refurbishment will be completed by mid January. Please note - Due to the various improvements to the Hall being carried out in December the Pub Night advertised for Friday, December 1st, will be postponed until early in the New Year.    
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A Programme of Modernisation

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The first stage of the internal improvements to the Village Hall will begin on November 6th when a new heating system will be installed. This will remove the old ceiling mounted radiators and do away with much of the untidy wiring. On 4th December the installation of a new kitchen arrangement with modern cooking facilities including a dishwasher will start. There will also be hot running water available in the toilet. In early 2018 improvements to the overhead lighting will be made and the wo...
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Village Hall Committee Members and/or Volunteers Sought

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The June 2016 Village Hall survey completed by the residents of what you would like from your Village Hall came up with some great ideas and plenty offers of help. If you are one of those who offered to help (or maybe you are new to the village and/or missed the survey), then we would love to hear from you. We are seeking volunteers to join the current committee, either as committee members or as volunteers. This need not be a long term commitment and can be as flexible as you want it to b...
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Ridlington Village Summer Garden Party

Summer Garden Party Our annual Midsummer Garden Party was held on Sunday 18th June at the Village Hall. The music was again provided by the Uppingham Jazz and Soul band and we enjoyed great entertainment and wonderful sunny weather. Many thanks from the Trustees to all who came and everyone who helped on the day. Your generous donations raised £620 towards the maintenance of the Village Playing Fields. For the 2018 event, check the Diary dates for further detail. Mike Horwood
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