Burwash Village Hall Newsletter April 2021



 We had hoped that, by now, we may have had a clear path to reopening our village hall. Sadly, in spite of the fact that great headway has been made with the latest Lockdown and with the vaccination programme, our hopes have been dashed as limited conditions will still apply with the ‘rule of six’ for use of the hall.

It is not until 12th April that the children’s dance classes can re-convene, again with distancing and access/exit protocols being exercised.

It is proposed that the local elections on the 6th May will go ahead, but with stringent Covid rules in place.

From 17th May, the hall can be used up to 50% capacity, but must have distancing and access/exit protocols in place, probably limited to exercise sessions.

It is then hoped that, from 17th June, all restrictions will be lifted. I am sure that our user groups will contact their own members once the Government confirms the position.

On a more positive note, we plan that the new front doors will be installed in the week after the Easter school holidays, possibly using the existing lock so that keys will still fit. If not, we shall ensure that we provide new keys to existing keyholders on our list. Please contact me so that we can check the list is updated.

We shall be holding our Easter Hamper Raffle on Easter Saturday 3rd April on the High Street outside Mount House, by kind permission of Richard and Lynda Maude-Roxby. Tickets will be on sale from 9am until midday (when the draw will take place) and will cost £1 each. As usual, the hamper will be packed with goodies. This is not only a fund-raising exercise, but also an endeavour to give us all something to look forward to – and possibly satisfy our chocolate cravings after Lent!

Hopefully, we shall be able to hold our AGM this year, possibly in late May or early June. Please consider whether you may be able to join our Management Committee. I am very happy to provide more information if you would like to ‘phone or e-mail me. One of our volunteer members has moved away from the village, and another has tendered his resignation due to pressure of other commitments. The only qualification needed is a cheerful disposition and an eagerness to promote our beautiful village and Burwash Village Hall.

Our very best wishes to all of you for 2021. Please continue taking care and keeping safe!

Shirley Viney, Chairman


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