Updated 18th October.
The Village Hall has now reopened for business for a limited number of hirings, starting with Toddler Group every Thursday morning at 10am; Tai Chi classes on Monday afternoons at 2pm; and a Film Nights double showing on Monday 2nd November at 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
Please be reassured that government guidance is being carefully followed both by the hall committee and by the event organisers. We will be watching what happens and will take appropriate action if there are signs that anything is wrong.
Meanwhile, if any other clubs or private individuals want to book a session, please contact me (see below). Unfortunately parties and other gatherings involving social mixing of a large number of people can’t be held at the moment, but exercise classes, lectures and so on are allowed, provided the proper precautions are taken. You can provisionally book sessions for next year if you aren’t ready to re-start operations just yet.
Redecoration of the hall interior is under way and should be completed soon.
In recent times we have seen rising levels of unauthorised parking in the car park, often causing significant inconvenience to people who have booked and paid to use the village hall. This has forced us to put up some new signs reminding people that the car park is intended only for authorised users of the hall facilities. It is not a public car park, and overnight parking is not allowed. However, we have offered the Parish Church a special arrangement, under which people attending on Sunday morning can park there while the service is on. We will monitor how well this arrangement works and adjust it if necessary.
Peter Mitchell, Hawkchurch Village Hall Management Committee
tel. 02197 678 674 – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org