We are hoping that the Highlights sponsored event, planned for December, can take place. Fingers crossed. See below for more details!
Unfortunately, due to government restrictions, the hall will be closed from Thursday 5th November. The board will review the situation at the end of the month
At this stage it would be helpful to know how many locals are interested, before potentially spreading the word wider. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the proposed number attending from your household would give us some idea, but please note, no ticket reservations can be made as yet.
Please get back to Richard as soon as possible - it's only four weeks away!
Some good news! It’s the Hall’s 10th anniversary this weekend.
Unfortunately we can’t hold the party we had planned to thank all the friends & volunteers who helped to put the new hall in place and who keep it up & running and safe.
We will be marking the occasion though, with a tree planting event this weekend, so next time you are at the Hall, look out for the new crab apple tree in the garden.
This needs to be a strictly invitation only event as we are restricted to 6 max, but we hope to share some photos here soon.
We plan to hold the village hall AGM virtually on 26th October at 7.30pm. This will provide an opportunity to let everyone know what is going on and how we plan to move forward given the current challenges.
Fortunately the hall is in a good place; it is financially healthy and functioning again - for the moment at least!
The meeting is for members but anyone who resides in Helsington Parish can be a member for the princely sum of £1. If you contact me by email - email@example.com - I will happily set up membership and give you the details for joining the meeting.
We are aware that there have been a number of newcomers to the village whom we would have met at social events in normal circumstances and we would have invited them to join us. If you know of such people please forward this to them. Let’s hope there are some new faces to join us on 26th October.
Best wishes to you all,
We have posted the NHS track & trace QR code on the door of the hall for those who have downloaded and are using the app.
The Village Hall will reopen on 8th September
The Village Hall Trustees are pleased to announce that the hall is now reopen after implementing government regulations on the safe working of multi-use halls, consulting users and taking advice from other hall managers.
To maintain the highest level of Covid19 safety requires the co-operation of all users. Masks must be worn - except during exercise - and social distancing maintained. We are fortunate that the hall can be kept well ventilated. The kitchen and its facilities are currently not in use.
A maximum of 25 people can use the hall but some activities are restricted to 12. All hirers will be asked to signup to an enhanced level of operating to make sure that everybody stays safe.
If you wish to hire the hall, booking is through HallMaster via the village hall website. This will take you through the process of booking and working in a Covid19 compliant way.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back!
Richard Bryan on behalf of the Trustees
Village Hall - June update
The Village Hall is currently closed and will remain so until the end of July. Whilst halls are now allowed to reopen we are still waiting for detailed guidance particularly in relation to the many physical activities that are provided (such as pilates and yoga) as they are currently excluded from this permission. We will not open until the trustees are confident that the hall is Covid-19 compliant and safe to use.
The Annual General Meeting has been postponed until it becomes practicable to hold one. A copy of the accounts and an update on current issues will be circulated to all members early in July.
We hope to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the hall in October - please note the 10th and 24th October as possible dates in your diary. It would be good for us all to get together if at all possible after a difficult year.
Best wishes to you all
We look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Village Hall opening in October. Just how we will do this is another matter but it is nice to have something to look forward too!
Wishing you all well,
On behalf of the trustees
The village hall has now been legally closed since 23rd March as part of the Government lockdown. This will continue for some time and probably will not change until the third phase of the government plan for business re-opening - currently planned for 4th July. Once the way forward is clear we will advise all users about how we will re-open in a safe way.
We are sorry to inform you that the above production has been cancelled.
It has been cancelled by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme who have pulled all productions for the foreseeable future. Everyone who has paid for their tickets will be refunded in the next few days.
Due to the present pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel the Brigsteer Village Art Festival planned for the end of May
At our next WI meeting, we have Professor M Mcillmurray, a retired consultant in medical oncology and palliative care, Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust, who will be telling us all about his role in the development of cancer care services in the area. From virtually no service in the 1980's to the specialist services now provided by St John's Hospice and CancerCare. We now have one of the most comprehensive cancer services in the UK, made possible by huge local support and commitment.
The meeting is open to all from 8pm so do come along to the village hall when admission is £3 including refreshments.
New members and visitors to our meetings which start at 7.30 are always welcome. Call Penny or Dorothy on 01539668377/048 for more information
Our annual update on Basic Life Support will be at the village hall on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm. This will be led by the North West Ambulance Service and include practical teaching on CPR and the use of the defibrillator . Everyone is welcome, you never know when you may be called upon to help someone.
If you would like to attend please let us know so we have and idea of numbers.
Alan & Elspeth
Table tennis up and running after the hols & a chance to burn off some calories. Every Tuesday 7.45. Just turn up.
The first of Brigsteer WI Open Meetings takes place on Wednesday 8th January in the Village Hall. The guest speaker is Andrea Aldridge, the Chief Officer of Manna House in Kendal, which support the needs of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in South Lakeland.
Her talk is entitled "Home is Where the Heart Is"
All are welcome from 8pm - entry £3 including refreshments.
STEALING Thunder Storytellers begin the New Year with Emily Hennessey’s performance of
The Good, The Bad and The Uglier
at Brigsteer village hall, on Thursday 9 January (7:30pm).
A couple of hours work is required at the village hall to bring the hedge under control. I would appreciate it if you could give a couple of hours to help. Tools such as loppers, bush saws etc would be useful. It is hoped to burn the resulting brash to stop the river getting blocked. If you could let me know if you can help it would assist in organising the work.
Thanks in anticipation
Richard Griffiths 07711 042240 01539558776
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