Wacton Village Hall Trustees
Minutes of Meeting on 12th September 2016
Present: Calvin Goreham (Chair), Don Baker, Peter Jacques,
Bob Tingley, Rev. Heather Wilcox and Peter Reason,
1. Apologies: None
2. Minutes of meeting on 18th July were agreed and signed.
3. Matters Arising:
(i) River Bank
PJ has undertaken emergency repairs within the restrictions
imposed by the Environment Agency.
(ii) Computer Club
The date advertising the session in the current Sexton's Wheel
was incorrect. A bill from BT has been received covering 10
months broadband use. This will paid from the grant.
4. Matters for Consideration:
The event on 10th September raised a number of issues.
(a) The hall and toilets were left in a filthy condition. PR
to contact the caterers who hired the hall for their version
of events. A deposit was not held due to a similar event with
the same caterer passing off without incident. In the future
such events will routinely attract a deposit.
(b) the inadequacy of the hand-driers may contribute to the
waste of toilet tissue, a feature noted at many previous events.
(c) the provision of a mobile bar by the caterer led to the
social club asserting its sole right to sell alcohol at the
hall. Trustee(s) to seek clarification from the SNC Licensing
5. Correspondence: None
6. Treasurer's Report:
The Acting Treasurer, CG, presented the figures as follows;
the two deposit accounts each contain a total £15040.97;
there is £1900.51 in the current account and £1445.88
in the BACs payments account.
7. Building Progress:
A float gauge has been fitted to the oil tank and access steps
erected to the rear store room.
8. A.O.B. None
A Parish Councillor has requested permission to locate a carousel
or a leaflet rack for public information in the hall foyer.
The concern is that there is no obvious space for either option
and such information would only be accessible to current users
of the hall, a small proportion of the target audience.
An offer has been received for purchase of the wooden tables
and trestles. No merit in selling could be identified by the
DB has concluded his discussions over the tariff currently applied
to the hall. The Variable Electricity Plan Nightsaver (Economy
7) will be replaced by the more appropriate single rate meter.
9. Date of next meeting – 17th October at 19.30pm.
Meeting concluded at 20.45