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The Village Hall – Milcombe Charities

TRUSTEES

John Holding (Chairman) 01295 722492  Alan Wilson (Vice Chairman & Treasurer) 01295 721066

Margaret Charles 01295 721158  Tricia Morris (Secretary) 01295 7210668

Caroline Willoughby 01295 722720

The Fete and Social Committee initially comprises of Caroline Willoughby, Natalie Brady and Sasha Cowley.

BOOKINGS  Margaret Charles – 01295 72115

Susan Richardson and Marlene Cowell are Representative members for MPCC and MPC.

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The building dates from the 1660s when it was three cottages In the 1880s it was converted into a village school, with teachers’ accommodation upstairs. The school closed down in 1906 and the building fell into disrepair.In the 1950s a committee was formed and the building became the village hall with a flat roof extension built on the site of the of the small playground and outside toilets.Further modernisation in 2005 increased the size of the kitchen and added oil fired central heating, and toilet facilities for disabled visitors, designed by Tony Stickings, the then Chairman of the Village Hall Committee. The hall was redecorated, including new curtains, in 2007.

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MILCOMBE CHARITIES VILLAGE HALL

Please try to support the village coffee mornings on the first Friday of each month and for future events follow the

To keep in touch and watch for announcements on

THE LINK TO MILCOMBE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/430293597312556/

Remember that all this effort is to ensure that village facilities, such as the Church and Village Hall, are here for future generations so any help we can all give will be appreciated by the new committee.

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MILCOMBE  CHARITIES AGM

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milcombe charities minutes AGM 2017-05-03 (1)

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Village Hall Accounts 2017

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NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

We are currently looking for other people in the village who would like to help us organise social events and help bring the community together. This person will need to be positive and motivated with ideas on how to improve the social aspects of the village.

If you are interested please email Caroline Willoughby on milcombecommunity@outlook.com for further details

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THE HIRE OF THE VILLAGE HALL

 The Village Hall is available for hiring either for village meetings or for social or commercial ventures.

As a reminder the charges are £8/hour for meetings of village organisations or £10/ hour for parties or commercial events.

Contact Margaret Charles 01295 721158 or 07971 907776

Tricia Morris 01295 721066

Please leave message on answer phone if not available.

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ZUMBA CLASSES

Zumba classes in the village hall from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

£5.00

CONTACT LISA KERSHAW TO BOOK YOUR PLAACE

SPACES ARE FILLING UP FAST 

Zumba exercise to music – a fun way to get fit  

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MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS

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 The first Friday in the month.  

Milcombe village hall between
10.00 am and 12.00 pm.

Every one is very welcome.

The monthly Coffee Morning is organised by the Fete and Social Committee.

The coffee mornings which have been running on the first Friday of each month have proven successful with a great turn out of villagers as well as folk who live further away.

It is lovely to welcome old friends from the village, both old and young.

There are activities for the little ones to keep them entertained.

A big Thank you to Lesley Willoughby and Christine for baking some delicious cakes!

If you have your own business and would like to showcase your products please get in touch: milcombecommunity@outlook.com

Coffee cup & Mouse

THANK YOU.

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PILATES 

Pilates in the Milcombe village hall on a Thursday morning.

Gisela Payne is running the Pilates sessions for any gender or age.

Unfortunately there is no room at the moment, but Gisela has a waiting list if you are interested.

Please contact her on her email address: energizuk@aol.com or her mobile 07762230043

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MILCOMBE CHARITIES

 We are always looking for new blood.

We would welcome anybody who would be interested in becoming a Trustee to apply to the Secretary,

Tricia Morris on 01295 721066, to register their interest.

All villagers are welcome and are entitled to vote for the election of the 5 Trustees.

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THE HIRE OF THE VILLAGE HALL

Booking Secretary for the Village Hall is Margaret Charles

Please leave message on answer phone if not available

Margaret Charles – 01295 721158  –  Tricia Morris 01295 721066

Normal hire £8/hour;  Parties £10/hour.

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CURRENT REGULAR LETTINGS

Seniors Club – 1st and 3rd Monday each month, 2pm-4pm,

please contact Tony Stickings 01295 720666

Parish Council Meetings 2018 –  6th March at 8pm.

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Milcombe Charities Annual General Meeting

9th MAY 2018, 8.00 pm in the village hall.

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AGENDA

Minutes of the AGM held on the 3rd May 2017 (copy below) Chairman’s Report. Treasurer’s Report.

Election of the 5 Trustees…..

NOTE the 5 present Trustees automatically retire each year but offer themselves for re-election.

Any person wishing to be considered for any vacancies should inform John Holding on holding187@btinternet.com

MINUTES OF MILCOMBE CHARITIES AGM Held at Milcombe Village Hall at 8pm on 3rd May 2017 Present: John Holding – Chairman, Alan Wilson – Treasurer, Patricia Morris – Secretary, M argaret Char les – B ook ings,Caroline Willoughby – Village Fete Sub-Committee, Susan Richardson – PCC representative. Also present: Marlene Cowell – representing Parish Council Margaret Pearce – representing Senior’s Club David Charles Apologies: Rev. Dale Gingrich.

Minutes of last AGM The minutes of the 2016 minutes were circulated. Marlene Cowell proposed and Margaret Charles seconded that they be accepted as correct.

Chairman’s Report. John began by thank ing the outgoing Committee Member David Charles for his hard work and commitment over recent years. He also welcomed Caroline Willoughby who has taken David’s place on the Committee and is Chairman of the Village Fete sub-committee. John thanked her for the work already put into organising this year’s village fete and expressed a hope that more villagers will be inspired to get involved in village events.

The Bunco Evening held last Autumn was a great success and will hopefully be repeated this year along with other fundraising events. The Alcohol Licence obtained last year was never used and this has been allowed to lapse.

John then went on to say that for many years there has been a discussion around the purchase from the church of a piece of land adjacent to the village hall. This would necessitate the building of a wall separating it from the churchyard. The Committee cannot commit to any expenditure for such a project without external funding.

Income from the hire of the hall has decreased and existing funds have to be protected to ensure the longterm viability of the hall, estimated to be 8-10 years without an injection of cash.

Tricia Morris, with the help of Nigel Davis, has agreed to research available grant funds for the improvement of Village Hall facilities and building work. John has also spoken to Keith Ellerey, who has experience of grant applications, and he is willing to help also. Finally John offered thanks to all Committee members and to Susan and Nigel for their input.

Treasurer’s Report

Lettings Secretary Report Regular Bookings:-

Milcombe Parish Council 7 meetings per year £112.00

Cherwell District Council Elections £180.00

Senior’s Club 22 meetings per year £352.00

Boy’s Brigade 22 meetings per year £352.00

Regular Bookings which are dependent on level of support Circuit Training weekly (begins 11th May) £416.00

Social Committee Report

Caroline Willoughby gave a detailed up-date on progress so far with organising the 2017 Milcombe Village Fete. Many activities are planned and already booked.

In addition to the Fete, Caroline and her Committee organised an Easter egg hunt in the park. This was well attended. Entry was 50p a child and £56 was raised. This money will go towards equipment for the fete. A Teddybears Picnic is planned for very young children on Monday 8th May. This is a free event for pre-school children.

Election of Trustees

David Charles proposed the present Trustees be re-elected. This was seconded by Susan Richardson. AOB Marlene raised the issue of charging for children to use the park. As this is a facility provided and maintained by the Parish Council for the use of all Milcombe children, permission must first be sought before the park is used for fundraising purposes.

On behalf of the Parish Council, Marlene wished Caroline and her committee every success. Marlene also informed the meeting that some funding could be available from the Parish Council for improvements to the hall.

There was no further business and the meeting closed at 8.25pm.

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