Category Archives: Village Hall

Activities in the Village Hall

Wing Village Hall Fund Raiser Quiz Night


Sat, Oct 27, 18:45

Everyone loves a good quiz night!

Robin and Paul (aka Bamber’s Bean Counters) are officiating.

We are combining this one with supper and there will be a paying bar.

The cost is only £10 per head to include the one-course supper with proceeds to the Village Hall Fund.

There will be tables of 4. You can make up your own table or come along and make up a table on the night.

We don’t ask much of you other than that you wear your silliest hat. Prizes for the best silly hat and for the winning table.

There will be a raffle– any donations for the raffle would be welcome – please drop into Helen (6A Reeves Lane) or Lynne (5 Reeves Lane) when you are passing.

Bar opens 6.45 pm; quiz starts at 7.15 pm

Its going to be a really fun evening – the more the merrier!!

Tickets from Lynne or Helen as above

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LUNCH Oct 11th 12.30 for 1pm proceeds for the Oakham Stroke Club


As some have been asking when am I going to do a lunch I have now booked a date! Not sure about the menu yet but it will be a hot meal!

It will be the usual cost of £6.

I will leave a list in the village hall to add your name to, but you can also contact me directly at quilt9@gmail.com or call me on 01572 727761

Judith Oakley

Wing Summer Fest 2018


Despite the, not entirely unexpected, unkind Bank Holiday weather the Wing Summer Fest was a success, thanks to the army of volunteers that moved the event under cover at the last minute using the Village Hall, the Church, Townsend House and other covered areas. The dog show went ahead undaunted by the rain and was enjoyed by the suitably skinned canine participants.

A special thanks to Sally Cox, Sarah O’Boyle and Lindsay O’Conner who bore the brunt of the organizing ( and reorganizing! ) load but thanks to everyone who made it possible.

Accommodation wanted August 18th – 26th for Movement Workshop


Stewart Hamblin, who many of you know, is running an International Movement Workshop August 19 – 26 in Wing Village Hall and he will be using the Hall for the whole week. There are people coming from Europe and the USA such is his skill. The people are a mixture of therapists and patients. The participants have arranged their own accommodation around the county but one therapist, from Germany, has failed to find anywhere for her and her partner. She has asked Stewart if anyone has a room available during that week. They just need somewhere to sleep and are not expecting any meals.

If you can help contact Stewart at stewartwhamblin@gmail.com

New Village Hall Manager and Caretaker


We are pleased to announce that Angie Woods ( angelawoods771@yahoo.com ) will be taking over from Paul Brewer as the Village Hall Manager and Caretaker, effective 14th July.

We wish to thank Paul for all the work he has done for the hall over the last few years and his help for all in the village will continue.

Wing Village Hall Needs A New Hall Manager/Caretaker


Due to the imminent retirement of the current manager, the Wing Village Hall Committee is seeking a local applicant to make sure that the Village Hall is kept up to the current high standards.

This is a paid position.

Purpose of the Role: To manage the general day-to-day maintenance of the hall overseeing any queries and to ensure the hall is in a fit state for hirers.

Management tasks: To be the line manager to both the cleaner and any person supporting the maintenance role by assisting with heavy duty tasks and lawnmowing when required.

Regular activities: The job includes:

  • Checking the state of the hall periodically and reporting to the committee of any major issues.
  • Tidying up the hall generally, checking for breakages, blown bulbs etc.
  • Managing the notice boards and removing litter.
  • Checking the postbox and making sure the appropriate member of the committee is informed of any correspondence.
  • Checking the janitorial supplies ( cleaners etc.) and topping up as required.
  • Checking and replacing paper towels and toilet rolls.
  • Monitoring the cleaning and arrange for additional cleaning when required.
  • Maintain regular communication with the cleaner and updating her on the weekly bookings so she can organise her time accordingly.
  • Scheduling the mowing of the lawn.

Anyone interested in taking on this vital role should contact the Village Hall Committee Chair, Sally Cox ( mrssallycox@hotmail.com ) Tel: 07976936509, to discuss the extent of these tasks, the timing and the remuneration

The Andy Lawrenson Trio presents The Gypsy Jazz Celebration -Wing VH Saturday March 24, 2018


Licensed bar from 7:15pm.

Show starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets £10 each available from John Hackett,  01572 737394 johnahackett@btinternet.com

This is a stylish, humorous and very entertaining portrayal of a style of music originally pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris – performed by three talented musicians on acoustic guitar, violin and double bass. Numbers include “It had to be you’, “Fascinating rhythm”, “Lady Be Good”, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and many others! Please book early to secure your ticket for what will be another popular show.

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Important Meeting at the Village Hall on Wednesday 17th at 7pm to consider a major change in the way the money is collected for the maintenance and repair of the village hall is used.


The Parish Council have not posted any notices anywhere in the village informing the residents of this but it is scheduled.

The Parish Council, as Trustee of the Charity Wing Community Centre (Wing Village Hall) wishes to seek the approval of Wing’s community to extend the Scheme governing the Charity to enable the Village Hall Management Committee to spend monies raised in the future, in excess of that required to maintain and develop the Village Hall, on activities of wider benefit to the community.

The Charity was originally established to established to ring-fence the funds raised for the benefit of the village hall ONLY, to ensure it was kept to a high standard. At present the trust document restricts how monies raised can be spent.

If the village residents wish to agree to this change this will require a change to the Charity Commission Objectives.

The proposed change could release the constraints put upon the Parish Council by the originators of the Charity some 34 years ago to prevent the Parish Council using the funds for anything other than the maintenance and repair of the Village Hall.

The residents have for 34 years used the Village Hall as a base for fundraising for ANY good cause without let or hindrance. Please come along to hear how the proposed changes could work.

HAVE YOUR SAY.

It is important that residents are fully informed about the impact these changes could have.

All are Welcome and Encouraged to attend.