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Mountfield Village Hall AGM – 26.07.22 at 7.00pm

Mountfield Village Hall – Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 26th July 2022 at 7.00pm

This is an appeal to all residents of Mountfield – your Village Hall needs you.

The Hall is arguably the most important building in the village. Through the diligent efforts of its Trustees and with some government lockdown support, it has survived the pandemic in very good shape but, as things have come back to life, the hike in energy prices are now giving great cause for concern. Few organisations could absorb the rise of 77% in electricity costs which we suffered in January 2022 and the Hall is no exception.

Having invested in a state-of-the-art, fully wireless AV system with electronic screen, integrated high-speed broadband, an automated online booking system, and with a self-contained committee/meeting room, fully equipped kitchen, well-appointed toilets (including baby-changing and disabled facilities) and ample car parking, the Hall has kept up with changing expectations BUT, and it’s a big but, the Committee of Trustees (which manages the Hall on behalf of the Mountfield community) needs your help, if the Hall is to survive and function in coming years.

The Founding Charter for the Hall, created in 1965 when the building was gifted to the community by the Mountfield Estate, expects a Committee of Trustees numbering well into double figures. With two retirements expected at the AGM, the Trustees will number just four– which is well below the “critical mass” required to maintain and manage the Hall on your behalf.

We have lots of ideas for the future, but the Hall needs more Trustees to join the Management Committee. It needs more helpers and volunteers, and it needs the moral support and backing of its villagers.

Please come along to the AGM on 26th July, beginning at 7 pm, and support the Hall.


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