Ashwater Parish Hall
Ashwater Parish Hall - Trustees 2019/20
At the AGM on 22nd May 2019 the following Trustees were elected:
Gemma Colebrook-Clarke (Chair)
Mellisa Lowe (Vice-Chair)
(Secretary) – To be announced
Lin Jennings (Treasurer)
Michelle Warring (Bookings) firstname.lastname@example.org
Anybody wishing to know about the conditions of hire or book the hall please telephone the Hall Bookings Secretary Michelle Warring on 01409 2115 55 (After 12 noon) or 07787 290 292 (anytime). email: email@example.com
Please support the Friday Coffee Morning, 10.30am to 12noon
Ashwater Parish Hall was opened in March 2010 by Councillor Barry Parsons. The hall replaced the previous one that had been in constant use since 1929 and had reached its expiry date.
The people of Ashwater donated and raised funds which together with grants from a variety of sources including the Big Lottery Fund enabled the building to be erected on a site donated for the purpose by the late Jack Moon.
The Parish Hall - Registered Charity No: 1016238
The hall was an immediate success with use exceeding all projections and expectations. It was soon obvious to the Trustees that an extension would be required especially as the kitchen was enlarged by use of a small meeting room within a short space of time.
Consequently plans have been drawn up and passed for an annexe to be built, which will permit stand alone use as well as assist with much needed storage space
The business plan has now been adopted and targets set to achieve the necessary funds of circa £75,000 to enable building to be commenced. To see the business plan please click here: Hall_Annexe_Business_Plan_ver1.pdf
Fund raising has successfully raised most of the money needed to seek tenders for the proposed hall extension, within the near future it is hoped the target will be achieved and the remaining formalities completed.
We are grateful to Torridge District Council as they have granted £25,000 towards the extension project.
If you would like to make a small donation, arrange a fund raising event or simply put forward some ideas please contact the Hall Secretary: To be announced
Meanwhile carry on hiring and enjoying the use of the hall. See below for fees, terms and conditions files to down load in PDF Format.
You may also view the hall booking calendar by visiting the events page shown in the left hand column on this web site and 'clicking' on the link.
At the AGM, confirmation was received that the application for the new Ashwater Parish Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) had been accepted and registered by the Charity Commission under Registered Charity Number 1178190. The Trustees will now proceed with the necessary arrangements to uplift the assets from the existing charity in due course.
The new CIO can register up 12 Trustees - anyone interested in becoming a trustee? Please let any existing trustee know - it is essential for the smooth running of the hall that representation from as many parish organisations or parish residents as are permitted by the constitution are included.
The trustees meet four times a year in the hall and discuss administration and operation of the hall, they also appoint a General Purposes Committee that meets about once a month to deal with day to day matters.
Table tennis, badminton, pilates, yoga, parish council meetings, ladies and men's skittles, photographic group, art group, coffee mornings, agricultural show committee meetings, community shop meetings, craft and produce fayres, hall trustees and general purposes meetings. Weddings, parties, social events, big breakfasts, fund raisers, commercial sales, car washing, dances, wine and wisdom, theatre performances, dancing, talks and exhibitions.
Please see the Hall Notice Board for event times or check the Parish Newsletter on this website
The Trustees next meet on 17th April 2019 at 8.00 pm. Members of the public may also attend, although it would be helpful if they advise the Secretary seven days beforehand if they wish to raise any specific matters as the quarterly agenda is often time specific.
Minutes of Previous Trustees Meetings
The most recent signed minutes of Trustees Meetings appear below. (They will always be a quarter in arrears due to the meetings taking place every three months). Earlier minutes are available on request from the Hall Secretary by email.
Notes of General Purposes Meetings that are held about once a month are also available on request.
To access archived hall items click on: Parish_Hall_Archived_Items.pdf