The committee at Pant Memorial Hall are celebrating after a hat trick of grants were awarded to the hall to make significant investment in heating and energy efficiency as well as updated chairs for children.
For a number of years, trustees at the hall have been investigating ways to install solar panels to help reduce the carbon footprint of the hall and to improve the heating in the hall. Now, thanks to two generous grants from the Postcode Lottery Trust and The National Lottery, the hall has been awarded almost £30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of the hall, to improve insulation and to install new, more efficient heating.
The hall reopened to organised groups on May 17th – it is wonderful to see the building in use again, and we have had some lovely feedback from our hirers. Improvements continue; as well as the ever changing flower displays, we have hopefully seen off the woodworm for good with our new kitchen fire exit doors. These are smart maintenance-free UPVC, and modern clear windows to bring in even more light.
Following receipt of the restart grant, the committee have decided that we are in a position to ‘give back’ to the community by reducing hire fees to a flat £5 an hour. This discount will remain in place until December 31st 2021.
At time of writing our covid-19 precautions are still operating under roadmap ‘step 3’; things can change rapidly so please see our website or contact us for the latest information. The committee continues to monitor the situation to ensure that the hall remains ‘covid compliant’.
Roadmap ‘step 4’ may allow a full range of events including family gatherings, and may also allow further removal of restrictions and return of facilities – we are ready whatever happens.
Up to date information is always available on our website and social media feeds, and in a poster outside the building. The hall can be an excellent and affordable venue for all sorts of ventures, such as courses, education and entertainment. Feel free to contact us if you have any queries, we are here to help.
To contact the hall: bookings: email email@example.com or call 07913 565708 all other enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org you can also follow us on facebook @pantmemorialhall, on twitter @pantmemhall, or even leave us a note in the postbox.
This is the latest in updates from Pant Memorial Hall, which has been closed during lockdown. As lockdown slowly eases, activities can start to return to the hall.
At time of writing we have just heard good news – roadmap step 3 is going ahead!
As a result the hall will reopen to organised activities from Monday May 17th. Our covid-19 precautions will still operate; these include social distancing measures and wearing face coverings unless exempt for medical reasons or doing an exempt activity. The kitchen remains out of use for now and we ask hirers to do some cleaning of touch points. We provide all the kit and give free time before and after the hire to do this.
We hope that ‘step 4’ will happen as planned from June 21st. This may allow a full range of events including family gatherings, and may also allow further removal of restrictions. Up to date information is always available on our website and social media feeds, and in a poster outside the building.
The hall can be an excellent and affordable venue for all sorts of ventures, such as courses, education and entertainment. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see how we can help.
We are delighted to welcome hirers back to our community building in its 99th year.
To contact us: bookings: email email@example.com or call 07913 565708. You can also follow the hall on facebook @pantmemorialhall, on twitter @pantmemhall, or even leave us a note in the postbox.
The hall is run entirely by volunteers but we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Pant Memorial Hall has been a focal point for local people for almost 100 years and is looking positively to a post COVID-19 future.
If the government’s roadmap out of lockdown progresses as planned, Pant Memorial Hall will reopen to some hirers from May 17th. From this date some activities will be allowed in village halls and community centres and the committee have had lots of guidance from ACRE (Action for Communities in Rural England) about what measures are needed and what activities are allowed.
If ‘step 3’ is authorised from May 17th (and that will not be announced until the week before), many of the organised activities that have been the mainstay at the hall will be allowed again. However, activities such as parties and family gatherings are not allowed in village halls until ‘step 4’, which is due to come into force from June 21st. From that date, the hall committee is hoping that restrictions on the use of the kitchen and bar area will be lifted.
The hall is definitely booked as a polling station on 6th May for the local and police and crime commissioner elections – please check with the council for procedures, or see the signs on the day.
Meanwhile, as well as ensuring the hall is ready to reopen as soon as conditions allow, members of the committee have also been keen to point out that the hall is a venue that could also help people kickstart a business venture for the future.
Said Sean, Chair of the committee: “We really want to get the hall back into use and help out as much as we can. The post COVID-19 landscape might be very different and local people might be looking at ideas to start new businesses or new careers. The hall can be an excellent and affordable venue for all sorts of ventures, such as courses, education and entertainment.
“If you have an idea, why not get in touch to see how we can help.”