May 29

Village Hall Update

On the rather chilly and overcast morning of Easter Saturday (the sun was notable by his absence), forty plus people gathered on the Sports Field to celebrate the formal reopening of the children’s play area. At least fifteen children dutifully swung, tunnelled, balanced, stormed the castle and hunted for hidden Easter Eggs. The play area really does ‘look the part’ after its refurbishment and we hope that many children will enjoy using it over the coming years. Congratulations to Ishbel Yellowley and the Committee for pushing this project forward.

The last of this season’s Flicks in the Sticks was very well attended, as was the final Quiz Night of the season – a record 9 teams taking part, eight of them rising to the challenge (but not quite succeeding) of beating the University Challenge player drafted in by the ninth team! All good fun and a great evening. In fact, April has seen a number of memorable and informal occasions in the Hall from the Thai Night and the Grand National screening to a wonderfully relaxed lunchtime ‘drink’ on Easter Sunday – it was lovely to see so many recent arrivals to the village not to mention friends and family of many residents, both new and not so new.
Upcoming events in the Hall during May include the Posh Jumble Sale on the 6th, a Ceilidh & hog roast on the 13th and Indian takeaway on the 26th; plus the regular bar openings, Wednesday morning coffee and alternate Thursday teas. And don’t forget the Village Hall AGM at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23rd May – all welcome.