WING VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 1st November 2016


 WING VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 1st November 2016        

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MINUTES Action By
 

1. PRESENT:

 

2. APOLOGIES:

 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

 

4.MATTERS ARISING:

Caretaker/cleaner – update on how the arrangement is working.

Wifi – funding and current account position.

 

5.100 CLUB

 

6. HEALTH AND SAFETY

Update after the inspection.

 

7. FLOOR

Update.  

 

8. DISHWASHER

Decision on model/cost.

 

9 BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Update on drainage.

Christmas light electrical points.

 

10. G. N.  SCHEME

Thank you evening/promotion at the Seniors Christmas Lunch.

First Aid Training

Defibrilator retraining

 

 

11. BOOKINGS

Update after the parties.

Future bookings.

Issues arising.

Website update.

 

12. FUTURE EVENTS

 

Seniors lunch will be held on 11th December- update on arrangements and numbers.

 

Food Collection – general discussion.

 

Spirit of Christmas –  update on arrangements to be held 2nd December.

 

13. TREASURERS REPORT

 

14. PARISH COUNCIL TRUSTEE REPORT

Update from PC members on the Committee

 

15. AOB

Thank you to Anne Thomson.

 

16. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WING VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING SEPTEMBER 19th 2016


 WING VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING SEPTEMBER 19th 2016        

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MINUTES Action By
 

1. PRESENT:

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2. APOLOGIES:

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3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 27 June 2016 were signed as a true account.

 

4.MATTERS ARISING:

Caretaker- communication has been difficult but going smoothly thus far, the wages are being left in the box in office, Sally is to update Marcus with progress with the caretaker etc. The key to the high value store is to remain in Pauls possession. The cleaner is doing a good job, no problems with the hirers.

 

5.100 CLUB

Paul is doing this every month and has aquired a new customer.

This months winners are : 1st Cyril Armstrong, 2nd Maggie Fenner,3rd Joan Holder.

 

6. HEALTH AND SAFETY

Nick had  a training session with Marcus, all ok as he already has some knowledge of H and S requirements and reports are being sent on a regular basis, one comment should the kitchen door be a fire door? this was not thought neccessary as it would entail fitting steel shutters etc making things more problematic.

 

7. SOLAR PANELS

Ownership is still unclear, Sally has had no response from the PC re the maintenance of the panels,Friends of the Earth will hand over to the Village Hall, the meter readings are carried out by Paul.

 

8. FLOOR

Anne has obtained a quote from Welland Flooring for the corridor and reception/ramp areas, it will need 4 clear days to be done we need to address the flooding issue at the rear door and to not have any mats anywhere and it must be non slip. Two quotes £4425 and £3926 are being considered, Sally is to organise a handyman to look at the drainage before going ahead, Sally proposed we should go ahead with the flooring as it is in need of re doing Kaz seconded this, samples will be sent around for approval.  

 

9. DISHWASHER

Anne has spoken to Sara Mc Allister and Rutland Catering and someone is coming to assess the kitchen for usage/demand if it will be used for functions only, how easy to use etc. Hobarts in Peterborough have an agent who will also quote and visit, probably around £2000.

 

10 BUILDING MAINTENANCE

DOOR to storage is very heavy and Paul will need help to remove and refit new door,2 days to refit has attached a securing strap temporarily to make secure whilst waiting to fit new one.

 

11. G. N.  SCHEME

The volunteers meeting was held this evening, so far there have been no requests for call outs, there is to be  a social occasion held at the end of November so that people can be reminded of this facility should they need it.

An Xmas lunch also will be arranged as a relaunch with goody bags for all elderly entitled to use GNS and for them to meet the volunteers.

 

12. EVENTS

Joanne has done a great job with enlisting volunteers for the hall teas in the Summer

it is not easy to get regular teams together.

A total of £510 was raised boosted by the walking groups, she has emailed all involved with the teas and they will be invited to the GNS social.

Many thanks Joanne.

 

13. FUTURE EVENTS

Wings got Talent has not had much interest and has been put on the back burner.

Bookings for Theatre productions are 4th Feb and 25th of March.

Seniors lunch will be held on 11th December.

Possible wine tasting to be named Spirits of Xmas was keenly recieved with cakes and mince pies to order, Bat and Bottle to be  approached, maybe beer and wine.

To be held 2nd December.

A booking for an 18th Party on 28th October was discussed and agreed that this should be accepted with conditions ie Midnight curfiew and a large deposit held in case of damages with the usual rules and regs given to the person making the booking, Sally will provide Sarah with an indemnity agreement.

 

14. TREASURERS REPORT

All looking healthy with Hall Totals – £25,678.98, CA- £17,520.73, DA-£8,158.25

The water bill has now become a direct debit.

Step ladder still hasnt been purchased Paul is waiting for a set of prices for an industrial set and will report at the next meeting.

 

15. PARISH COUNCIL

27th July waiting for a copy of deeds from Sue,  a to charity commission request to charity commission re leasing the field cannot be done.

7th September- Nick and Sally to attend PC meeting , Sally needs to have in writing re the delegation of responsibility of members of the village hall committee.

Sue Awcock has so far managed to raise 15 of the £17.000, to replace the old play equipment, Nick and Sally will have a feed back on Wednesday with the results this has gone on for long enough and a conclusion has to be reached.

 

 

16. DATE OF NEXT MEETING—–TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyril Armstrong RIP


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When Cyril died recently he was in his Eighty Seventh year.

His wife for nearly sixty years was Maisie who died a few years ago. Cyril leaves his son Richard as the last Armstrong in Wing.

Cyril was born in 1929, the youngest of three children.  His family lived at Pickwell. Later Cyril went to school in Somerby and later still to Melton school. He left school at the age of 14, in 1943, – too young to be called up, but as he worked on a farm he was in a reserved occupation in any case.  Such work was vital to sustaining the country in time of war.

He and Maisie were married on 6th September 1952 in Ashfordby. They moved to “The Cottage” at Wing in 1953, when Cyril worked for Frank Ayers in Manton.

He had various jobs. He worked at Manton Station, he drove a lorry for Garrett’s Transport, he was a civilian driver at Ashwell Prison, and latterly a night patrol officer.

A regular at the Thursday Coffee morning for some years, his opinion on matters and tales from yesteryear are missed.

But Cyril was a farmer at heart, – a man of the land.  At one time he owned four tractors, and he had a big garden  of 3/4 acre  “The Ponderosa”, at Preston where he spend many afternoons pottering around with his agriculture and machinery.

Lately Cyril was cared for by the staff of Oakham Medical centre and of Manton Hall.

Planting the WI Tree


Ninety years ago the WING branch of the WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI) was formed.

To celebrate this fact the Branch decided to plant a tree on the recreation ground.

Below are some photos taken on the day to record the event. It is hoped to get more up if people will send their photographs to either John or myself (Paul)

 

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Gloria, Richard and assistant Mary with the new tree.

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Dennis was heard to shout “where is this tea you were talking about?” The technical term for this manoeuvre is “Sloping Off”, an old Indian Army Slang.

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As Richard was saying “now that crowd has shoved off we can do the proper work”

After the tree planting and the posing for the worlds press, those members who were able to attend, adjourned to the Village Hall for tea and other comestibles.

Here are some shots taken by your roving reporter, it is hoped some better illustrations will be sent in by readers later.

To demonstrate what a little training can do just compare these two shots.

No. 1. Well fed and watered, somewhat satisfied but could do better.

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No. 2. After a fifteen minute pep talk and an explanation of facial muscles.

Why does Sheila say I go on a lot?

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The camera I was using for the occasion is one regularly used by the police to catch out opportunist thieves. I forgot to turn that feature off and you see what technology can do today. Not only can it tell when the subject is smiling, it can snap the odd opportunist, in this case of course the camera was mistaken, I just hope it does not automatically write out tickets when I take it back to the station.

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Vandals in WING?


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Whilst your correspondent was closing the sun cover on the Maze photograph he heard some scuffling and muted mutterings from the recreation ground.

Vandals! he thought and shot off home to get a camera to catch them for posterity. Taken from the cover of the trees here is what was seen. The bulk of the miscreants had by then scarpered leaving these few to carry the can.

If you recognise any of these people do let us know at the usual address. At the rate trees are dying in the village we need to keep a sharp eye out for people lurking with spades.

Reminder: PLANTING OF WI OAK TREE: THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER


Reminder: The WI are planting an Oak Tree commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the founding of Wing Women’s Institute (WI). The money for the tree was raised by members, led by Gloria Whight.

It would be lovely to have as many members as possible and guests are also welcome.

2.3O PM ON THE RECREATION FIELD followed by a cup of tea and slice of cake in the Village Hall.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO COME IF YOU CAN ON THURSDAY.

 

 

Emergency Planning – it’s everybody’s business


Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Prepared Week 2016 – 10th to 14thOctober
Emergency Planning – it’s everybody’s business
Resources for clubs, groups, classes and home

Residents, communities, local businesses and schools all have a part to play in preparing themselves and reaching out to others who might need help in times of emergency. Emergency responders will always take the lead in assisting those worst affected but resilient communities can do much to help themselves when adversity strikes and to recover faster after the worst has passed.
To mark this year’s LLR Prepared Week we have prepared a package of resources designed for use in club meetings, as part of school and training curricula and by individuals at home – all with the aim of helping people think about a range of different emergency scenarios and the actions they can take to improve their own personal and their community’s resilience.
And because it’s that time of year, we’re also asking – Are you ready for Winter? Simply follow the link below:

Emergency Planning – it’s everybody’s business
https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/emergency-planning/

Pit your wits                         Quizzes to test your knowledge and preparedness
What would you do?          Scenarios and group discussion exercises
Take a look                           Video clips and links to articles of interest