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FROXFIELD VILLAGE HALL
HAMPSHIRE


 

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Froxfield Village Hall is a Registered Charity, run by just a few volunteers, for the benefit of the community in Froxfield and its local area. Operating and maintaining the hall costs significant sums of money, which is funded by hire revenues, fundraising events, donations and grants, where these are available.  In recent years, the hall has made an annual loss, with costs increasing rapidly and an increasing volume of maintenance works required, as we approach our 25th anniversary of the extension to the original Main Hall, to create the Jubilee Room, Gallery, toilets and changing rooms.

 

Your support, buying tickets and attending events, or through donations, will help us turn the finances around, refurbish the hall and make more of this asset in the village. As the volunteers who run the hall, we are grateful for your attendance and support, but our purpose is simply to ensure that the hall is available for the whole community, so in supporting the Village Hall, you are supporting our community. If we cannot reach a point where the income covers all costs, we will have to consider whether the Village Hall can remain open. If you'd like to help in any way, or you have ideas to support the future of the hall and what you would like to see there, please contact me on the email address below.

DIGITAL VERSION OF PARISH MAGAZINE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

What's on...?

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The AGM will be held on 24 April from 6.30pm at the Hall. 

  • This is a public meeting, the bar will be open and we would encourage you to attend. 

  • All existing Trustees resign their position and potential Trustees are asked to step forward for election to the committee.  The current Chair will present a report and the current Treasurer will present the 2023 Accounts.

 

  • It is critical to realise that without a functioning committee in place, the village hall cannot be run and in time, would have to close.  If you, or someone you know would like to save the hall by becoming a Trustee, please contact Robert Shepherd on robertshepherd.parish@gmail.com.

  • Following the AGM, those remaining Trustees will set out a course of action for the future of the hall, based upon the size and ability of the committee to function.

The Future of Our Hall

  • Currently we do not have enough engaged volunteer Trustees to keep running the hall into the future.  The hall is also loss-making and needs the leadership and engagement of a committee to make the necessary changes to keep the hall going.

  • We recently sent out a survey to find out if this community wants to keep a Village Hall in Froxfield.  Sadly only 64 (15%) of the 419 households in the Parish responded and whilst the sentiment was positive in relation to the perceived importance of the hall, this was not matched by a willingness to volunteer for the committee.  

General volunteers

  • On the positive side, we had 26 people say they are willing to create a pool of volunteers that could be called upon to help with any events the committee puts on (typically the Fireworks and 3 pop-up events) and with any other standalone tasks that would help the hall.

Committee Volunteers (Trustees)

  • Unfortunately, we only had 1 volunteer and 2 “maybe” responses, for committee roles. These roles are for a term of 1 year, as they step down at the AGM, but can stand for re-election.  The committee only meets 4 times a year and in the survey, we set out the 8 roles which we think would make the committee function well, by spreading the activities out into manageable roles:

    • Chairman

    • Treasurer

    • Website manager

    • Marketing manager

    • Bookings manager

    • Committee Secretary

    • Maintenance manager

    • Grants and funding manager

 

  • If we can fill these committee roles with engaged volunteer Trustees, we can develop a plan for refurbishing the hall, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, advertising the venue and driving revenues, all to make it a successful hall for the whole community.  The next challenge will be to return the hall to making a small surplus, to be able to restore reserves for future capital expenditure. This will be a challenge, but one that can be overcome with the necessary management team in place.

COMMUNITY LOTTERY

What is the Community Lottery?

Set up to support community projects in the local area, East Hampshire Community Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community.

Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery!!

Each ticket has six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all six and you win the jackpot! There is a monthly prize in addition to cash prizes which is featured on the right.

60p of your £1 ticket will go directly to the hall so we can make upgrades to provide first class facilities for our clubs, societies, school and the many individuals who value our much loved village hall. 

 

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Tickets cost just £1/week

MARCH
Prize Draw

 

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March results: 

We earned £20 from ticket sales.   Thank you!  every ticket contributes a little way towards our outgoings.  We have now reached £260 towards our £1500 goal.  

A regular monthly ticket in our draw of just £2 and you may win the big prize of £25K , or the monthly prize draw shown above

Booking the Hall

  • Flexibility & control for Hirer

  • Easy on-line payment

  • A range of rooms for 6 - 150 people

  • Large parking area

  • Inclusive use of Kitchen

  • Green outdoor space

  • Rural location

Country Style Wedding Table Set

MAIN HALL

JUBILEE ROOM

BALCONY ROOM

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