Village Hall

Suffolk Free Press
05 March 1970

Mr. Joshua Parr, the Chairman, presided over a meeting of the Village Hall Committee on Monday evening. There were unfortunately many absentees.

The hon. secretary, Mrs. Williams, explained the reasons why the lectures on Local History and Safe Driving had had to be held in Boxford School rather than in the Village Hall, but she considered the prospects of letting the hall for any lectures arranged for the autumn were quite promising. She also reported that a new letting had been made for alternate Tuesday evenings.

Mr. Oliver Grimwood told the meeting that the repairs to the roof of the entrance lobby were held up owing to the weather but would be put in hand as soon as it was possible to do so. In the meantime the lopping of the trees overhanging the roof was being done.

The Chairman congratulated everyone who had contributed to the success of the jumble sale which had brought in £31 - an excellent result.

The Youth Club Table Tennis Marathon was discussed and the Chairman of the Community Council undertook to meet the cost of hiring the hall, which was fixed at £3 10s.

The Committee was unanimous in thanking Miss Johnson for defraying the cost of the very attractive notice board which had been fixed at the far end of the hall. Miss Johnson expressed the hope that care would be taken to see that out-of-date notices were taken down promptly.

The finances of the hall still gave some cause for anxiety and it was decided to form a small sub-committee to examine critically the cost of running the hall and to advise the committee whether any revision of hiring charges was recommended.

Village Hall