Opening of the Village Hall by Bill Cash MP

Chairman’s Report for Year ending 31st July 2017
Whitmore Village Hall Management Committee
2nd November 2017

(Registered Charity Number 1023021)


It is my pleasure as your Chairman to report that 2016-17 has heralded yet another progressive and successful year for Whitmore and District Village Hall.

Income from the hire of the hall has increased substantially and we are indebted to our regular uses and one-off hirers. The 100 club, car boot sales, New Year`s Eve dinner dance, generous gifts and donations and last but not least the Daleian Singers concert all made substantial contributions. The Daleians Concert was organised by our late Honorary Secretary Don Lawton who passed away in October last year. Don was a member of the Daleians for fifty years, our very committed Honorary Secretary for twenty years and remains sadly missed.

Capital purchases have been well contained. Based on the success of the hearing loop in the main hall a similar system has been put in place in the committee room and a number of new tables have been acquired. Our thanks go to the Parish Council who kindly installed new CCTV equipment which we understand is fully operational, providing us with additional security.

I am pleased to report that the Beavers, Cubs, Boy Scouts and Play Group go from strength to strength and the Art Group expertly managed by Mrs Betty Deaville continues to flourish. Our Web Site (whitmorevillagehall.co.uk) shows a full range of activities available at the hall.

My thanks go to each and every member of the Village Hall Management Committee but particularly to David Platt, Treasurer; Krys Holbrook, Booking Secretary; Viv Walwyn, Secretary; Peter Dixon, 100 Club and Maintenance; Doug Newton; John Pedley; Geoff Corbett, all of whom are prepared to go that extra mile and are absolutely instrumental in maintaining this excellent facility within our community. My thanks also go to non-committee members Peter Lewis, website and Don Hinton, Independent Examiner. I am aware there are other members of our community who give help from time to time. Thank you all.

Should anyone be interested in becoming a member of the Management Committee we would be pleased to welcome you to one of our meetings which take place on the first Thursday of every month.

The continual improvement of both the fabric of the building and the facilities provided at the Village Hall has been rewarded with a very significant increase in revenue and I look forward to us continuing to build upon that success.

Claud Rowley
Chairman

2nd November 2017