and History - check here for what's gone before
We've been successful with our bid to the Ryedale District Council Community Investment fund! Money has been provided to enable us to replace the dormer windows - the last major building work.
|A strategy for turning the former school building into a hall for our community is set out in the business plan. This plan forms the basis for fund raising and sets out the changes we expect to be able to make and the sequence in which we hope they will occur. Approximate costs are included, as is the strategy for finding the money to do the work. Because funding bodies are concerned to foster communities and are happier to provide funds for projects which strengthen them, we have called our project 'A Community Hub for Gilling East'.|
| At last
school in Gilling is reborn as our village hall.
Little-used for many years, the ownership of the building was
uncertain and it fell into disrepair. However,
issues were eventually resolved so that the Church is now able to
lease the building to the Gilling Village Hall Management Committee
community use. Longstanding tenants of part of the building,
mostly concerned with their model railway track in the grounds, the Ryedale
Society of Model
Engineers has also formalised its occupancy of
the site and the stage is set for a unique and mutually beneficial
Gilling Village Hall Management Committee is registered as a charity so that it can take advantage of the many funding opportunities currently available to generate cash to bring the building and its facilities up to a modern standard. Grants, together with fund-raising in the village and perhaps some sponsorship, has enabled us to create a Hall which we hope will bring a new focus for the communities of Gilling, Cawton, Grimston and Coulton. Whether you're a badminton player, need a hall for a birthday party or wedding celebration, or are just happy to join in a relaxing coffee morning, the hall will be available. We look forward to hearing your views as to what should be our priorities for the refurbishment. In short - watch this space!
PHOTOGRAPHS of the various stages of the transformation of the hall
and the events which are beginning to happenTo give a flavour of topical activity at the hall we present below extracts from the most recent articles written for our Parish Magazine
|August 2012||October 2012||November 2012|
anyone notice if summer was in early or mid-July, or is it still to
come? I’m not sure, but just a bit
of it was when
the Village Hall Summer Fair took place. Sunshine
(well nearly), outdoor stalls and games and some
good old brass
band music made it seem like summer, and teas and cakes indoors (it
really), completed the package! A big
thanks to everyone who supported the fair, it did help our fund raising
and hopefully everyone enjoyed it. August
is the month when many people go away on holiday, so we don’t
have many events
organised. However, late in the month,
as the school holidays begin to seem longer and longer, we offer
parents. Renata Warden is hoping to hold
her postponed Painting Day for children on the 20th August. Being towards the end of the holiday period,
parents will no doubt be grateful for something to divert the children! Probably lasting from 10 o’clock to
there will be a modest charge (£2 per child).
Children should bring aprons, things could get creative
(and messy)! Remember,
we have scheduled a return of the close harmony singers ‘Pieces
of Eight’ for
the 22nd September and a talk and demonstration with Suzanne
Bespoke Milliner, (ladies hats) for the 25th September. On 13th
October we plan a Ceilidh (is that spelt correctly?) and on October 28th,
a performance by the Swinton Brass Band is lined up.
The date for the Christmas Fayre has had to
be changed so as not to compete with other local events and will now be
November. Watch out for news of a
date in late December. We’re
pleased to be hosting an increasing number of private events. Feedback so far is that our Village Hall is
of the best and is more and more often the chosen place.
This is great, it provides a lovely venue for
a party. If you wish to book the hall
for your special event, please don’t hesitate to contact
the years fly by! Depending on when this
magazine pops through your letterbox, we’ll just have held
General Meeting (for 2012) ….or it will be imminent! If this reaches you before 4 October, please
come along to hear our report back on the year, or if it doesn’t,
know all about us (because you came to the meeting) or you don’t
didn’t)! Are you confused? I am! Either
way this meeting is important to enable you to keep an eye on what
on your behalf with the Village Hall. If
it isn’t what you want, then tell us, even if you missed the
1. Estate - looking after the building and it's surrounds
2. Governance - dealing with health & safety, child protection etc
3. Marketing - making everyone aware what the hall has to offer
4. Finance - tasting all the buns and cakes.. no not really!
So now the committee is as follows:
Alan Warden (representing the RSME)
We also have Friends of Gilling Hub - a valuable group of helpers vital to the running of our events. So, we're re-organised to meet future demands. However, we're always looking for extra help, if you have a skill or valuable expertise we can use to make things go better, let us know. You don't have to join the committee, we're happy to have non- committee members work with our sub-committees.
November’s events include the exciting opportunity to vote in the Hall, and the Christmas Fayre on the 25th. Then it’s time to start counting the shopping days to Christmas and the Christmas Pantomime on 23 December.
organisations without whose help we could not have made
the changes to the hall