June news from Pant Memorial Hall

Pant Memorial Hall in winter

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 bookings@pantmemorialhall.org.uk or call 07913 565708
all other enquiries: secretary@pantmemorialhall.org.uk
you can also follow us on facebook @pantmemorialhall, on twitter @pantmemhall, or even leave us a note in the postbox.

May update from Pant Memorial Hall

Pant Memorial Hall in winter

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 bookings@pantmemorialhall.org.uk 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.

Could you be a Parish Councillor?

There are three vacancies on Llanymynech & Pant Parish Council. Which means there are spaces for local people to be co-opted to the Parish Council.

In advance of the local elections coming up in May, only eight people have put their names forward for election. As the Parish Council has 11 places, it means that there will be three positions unfilled by the election.

These vacancies can be filled by co-option and anyone interested in serving the community as a Parish Councillor is being asked to get in touch with the Clerk to the council.

People interested in serving are being asked to send an email to the Clerk, Vivien Byrne using landpcouncil@btinternet.com.

As well as providing their name and address, people should write a short note of why they would like to be co-opted. To be a councillor, people have to reside in the Parish, or within three miles of the boundary, own land in the Parish or be employed in the Parish. You must also be a British subject. There are full details on the Electoral Commission website.

If selected, councillors would be expected to attend meetings every month, except for April and December with the meetings usually being held in Pant Memorial Hall or Llanymynech Village Hall, on the 4th Thursday of the month commencing at 7.15pm. Currently the meetings are taking place virtually via Zoom but physical meetings will be the norm.

There is also what is called the Village Assembly, which is the Annual Parish Meeting held in April, and anyone interested in being co-opted is urged to attend, to get a better insight into the role of the Parish Council. This year’s Village Assembly will be held virtually on Thursday 22 April at 2.30pm. Click here to find out more and to register.