Minutes July 21st 2014
Meeting of the Wacton Village Hall Trustees
Present: Calvin Goreham (Chair), Peter Reason (Secretary),
Don Baker, Sue Beare, Vera Cruickshank and Rev. Heather Wilcox
1. Apologies: Bob Tingley.
2. Minutes of the meeting on June 16th were read and approved.
3. Matters Arising
(i) PR reported that the website was virtually complete, the
only outstanding element being the location plan. As the hall
had no postal address it did not show on downloadable maps.
Giving its location as opposite numbers 6 to 12 Hall Lane was
probably the only solution.
(ii) The committee were already aware that Ralph Saltiel had
died on 12th July and Maurice Read had attended the funeral
on the following Friday. It was agreed to contribute £50
to a charity of the family’s choice.
4. Matters for Consideration.
(i) VC reported that no discussions with Tony Rowson had taken
place yet about the proposed social club and that the issue
would have to wait until September.
(ii) SB recounted her experience at the training session for
projector use, noting the weight of the equipment which would
need significant strength to lift and a car with a capacious
boot, or an estate, to transport. The blinds in the hall would
be insufficient to exclude light for film shows in the daytime
and supplementary blackout would need to be installed. Once
we were ready to go, joint shows with Great Moulton on an alternating
basis might be worth investigating.
6. Treasurers Report
The Acting Treasurer, CG, presented the figures to 15th June:
General Account balance - £5415.27
Big Lottery balance - £3902.37
with £15019.07 in both the Savings and Reserve accounts.
He reported that we had been successful in our application for
a grant towards the car park and had been awarded £10K
but a fresh set of accounts for 2013/14 were required by the
Lottery before 8th August, with a further 8 weeks for full confirmation.
On the previous Sunday, 20th July, Patti Declifford had used
the hall for her farewell to the village for which no hire fee
was charged. She had, however, insisted on payment so it was
agreed to fund the first film show from it. PR to write to her
7. New Business
SB raised the suggestion that a full email list of those residents
who wished to be kept abreast of discussion/decisions of the
Parish Council and activities in the Village Hall be compiled.
This was generally welcomed with the proviso that it should
be fully inclusive. She also made a plea for the Village Hall
to take possession of the emergency sandbags which had been
stored in her front garden for some years and was keen to move
8. Rebuilding Progress Report.
The Saltiel Room had been repainted in magnolia and white. It
was decided that the kitchen would benefit from similar treatment.
The dado remains and awaits BT’s availability. The next
major job is the construction of the storage shed.
9. Fundraising and Forthcoming Events
The Open Gardens was a disappointment with only 25 tickets sold.
Even so, it did produce a profit of £197. Perhaps the
choice of Saturday rather than the traditional Sunday was a
mistake. SB suggested that if there was a next time, we might
coordinate with other local attractions rather than avoiding
10. New Business. None
11. Date of Next Meeting: 15th September 2014 at 19.30hrs.
No meeting in August.
The meeting concluded at 20.35