Next Events

PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday 13th April at 7:30 in the Jubilee Hall

Please come and have your say over the future of our village hall.

We are aware that many people in the parish would like to see a new village hall being built but at the moment there is no land available and without the land there are no grants.
Hope to see you on 13th.
more details here...

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JUNE’S SPOON


will be open on

Saturday 29th April from 9am to 11am

in the Jubillee Hall, Litcham

The ‘Full Monty’ for £5

plus toasty things and sandwiches

Come and Join us!

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NEWS

We now have a new management committee and things are progressing.

If you have any good ideas for a fundraing and would like to help and share it with us

please call me on (01328) 700274 (June Bevan)
We are making progress with fundraising and can proudly say we raised over £1,000 in March
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Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning at Bevan Cottage was very successful.  We made £300 with the help of a kind donation of £100 and I had the chance to use my new tea urn.  Waitrose sent a cheque for £210 from their green disc collection and to cap it all we had a £500 donation from someone who was very pleased with the help she received from the Hospital Car Service which is run by Liz Christie… so a very good month.


The Ongoing Saga…

Since the previous, very hard working, committee handed over to us in July 2014, we have been in the process of organising fundraising events, registering as a charity and trying to get funding to improve and extend the hall.  But last point is proving to be a problem without proof of ownership; we have a Trustees document but not a Deed of Conveyance, which is what we need to apply for funding.

We contacted the Diocese for a copy of the deed but we opened up a can of worms.  The Diocese is claiming ownership of the hall as it was built partly on glebe land and the old school was partly funded by the Church...

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Restoring the Hall

The Litcham Jubilee Hall as we all know is in a poor state of repair, it has a problem with damp, the heating system and insulation levels are inadequate so it is often very cold,  Once we received the results of the survey we sent out it proved to us, the new management committee, that people do care and want to see the hall restored so that they can use it again,

Following these results we have had three builder's look at the hall and give us estimates for the work which needs doing, the company we chose Booth & Son specialises in restoration of Churches and old buildings, The owner of the company came with us to a meeting with the Trustee's of the hall and explained everything we have in mind, The Trustees gave us there full support and we will consult with them before any major decisions are made,

The hall will be extended out into the back garden as far as possible and we hope to achieve a warm, light building that is well insulated and easily maintained, it would have new unisex and disabled toilets, a larger kitchen and a stage area, The remainder of the garden would be made into a patio style easily cared for space,

We have already held a few fundraising events and with donations from the Fete and the Dog Show we have raised £1250, Combining this with a generous grant of £2000 from the Mrs HR Greene Charitable Settlement via The Rev Jonathon Boston we now have £3250 which enables us to apply to Breckland District Council for a match funding grant of £3250, If successful, this will give us the £6500 needed to pay for the preparation of plans for the hall,

In the meantime we will continue to fundraise hopefully holding one event per month, these will be advertised well in advance in the Litcham Diary, and we would really appreciate your future support.

Funding
Breckland council turned down our application for a match funding grant as they do not give grants to help with drawing up of plans however we can re apply at a later date, we have continued to fundraise and will soon have the plans which we intend having copies displayed in the hall for all to see.

We have had some new heaters installed by a very kind parishioner, we paid for the heaters but he did all of his work for free as a goodwill gesture. 

We were  also turned down by the Big Lottery fund, apparently they only allow a certain amount of funding to each postal code area and this amount had already been allocated, we did an exceptions report which they also turned down.

We contacted Village SOS who are paying Community Action Norfolk (CAN) to help and advise us, together we have drawn up a plan of action and at the moment we are applying to become a registered charity.

In the meantime we continue to fundraise with our breakfasts proving very popular. All will be advertised in the usual ways.




Management Committee


Mary Anderson, Sadie Bailey, June Bevan, Liz Christy, Clare Lawrence, Sally Parkin,



To Hire  the Hall Contact Mary Anderson 01328701629

or email jubileehall@litcham.org

 

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