March into April has been a busy time for the hall as we ready ourselves for the summer season.
March began with a visit from ‘Your Moorlands Housing’ where a cheque was handed over to assist the hall in producing a newsletter and also to replenish its stock of cutlery.
Pictured is treasurer Sue Parry receiving the cheque from Kathryn Kent from Your Moorlands Housing.
As a result of the funding, towards the end month the local Guides group delivered around 400 newsletters in the Kingsley village area. Said chair Martyn Hordern ‘the newsletter has gone really well, the website and Facebook page have both had an upsurge of visits and we have achieved our aim of raising awareness of the hall and its facilities. You can download a copy of the newsletter off the website.
The committee was also busy spending a Saturday morning doing a spring clean at the hall and outside. The local guides also took time to plant red Flanders poppies near to the flag pole in the hope that we will have a show of colour in August as we remember the start of the first world war.
In addition a colour banner has been purchased to advertise the hall’s availability for hire in an effort to increase use of this community facility.
March also saw the villages first Police Surgery held at the hall alongside the Post Office.
PCSO Adam Cliffe was on hand to answer questions and give advice out to resident. The next surgery will be 24th April between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Lastly the committee are busy putting the finishing touches to an Easter Saturday Breakfast event on 19th April when between 9am and midday you can get a cooked breakfast and enjoy a community atmosphere. There will be craft making for the children plus a free Easter egg with every child’s meal purchased.
The local Gardeners Association will be on hand to give out free seeds to the children to encourage them and their parents to enter the village show in August. Lastly Trish and Mike Byford will be present from Hazles Cross Farm Nursery where they have the national collection of Helebore’s. They will hopefully have some plants to sell but will certainly be able to tell you more about these plants and their collection.
Said secretary Sue Hordern ‘it promises to be a fun day – no washing up, things to do for the kids and the opportunity to come together with friends and neighbours’