November News

NEWS FROM THE VILLAGE HALL

It’s been a busy month at the Village Hall. The Froyle Quiz returned with ten unlikely named teams battling for top honours: Nerd Immunity, Not So Great Expectations, Frank Einsteins among others. The evening began with cheese and biscuits, pork pies, pickles and cheesy anagrams which defeated all but a few (resolute cubed log?). Questions on art, sport and geography followed and were nicely judged to rack the brains. A round on initials and acronyms caused the most difficulty (What does ‘FLOTUS’ stand for?). Questions on cities were the easiest (15 miles south of the equator?) and curiously that’s when six teams played their joker doubling their score for that round. At half time Six No Trumps were ahead by a single point. Following further delicious refreshments questions on science, food and drink, and musical gardens followed maintaining a brisk pace. In the last couple of rounds Slower Froyle pushed through to a clear and convincing victory. So well done the Carrs, the Pickerings, Sheila Cottington and Ian Whitmore. Solace perhaps for losing the tug of war at the Festival. Upper Froyle may have the brawn but the brains ……? 

Thanks are due to Gordon and Faith for organising such a jolly evening which they ran so professionally and to Susie, Jo, Caroline, Charlie and others who kept everybody well fed and watered.  And thank you for everyone who took part. The event raised a total of £450 for Cardiac Rehab in Alton. Traditionally the winners of the Quiz organise it for the following year. However instead, lots (jokers) were drawn and out of the hat came The Beech Boys and Girls. (And that’s not a spelling error Ed.) 

Next came the November the fifth bonfire party. In light of a more than usually careful reading of the small print of our insurance policy we made some decisions: to limit the number of those attending by not advertising the event, to limit the size of the bonfire and once the event is over to keep watch over the fire until the morning. As a result we had to stop the collection of garden waste much earlier than usual and we apologise to any families who were inconvenienced by this. This year there was a shortage of pallets and you need pallets to create enough heat to dry out and burn the brush. While searching for pallets we met up with Powerup Events a company operating out of the West End Farm industrial estate who offered to set up at cost lighting and a PA system for the event. This they did and it made a huge improvement as everybody could see each other. At six o clock we lit the bonfire with just two visitors present but over the next hour as the fire blazed into life more and more people materialised (despite almost any promotion) and the queues for mulled wine, draught bitter, hot chocolate, burgers and sausages grew ever longer. Meanwhile a vast number of children descended on the playground making full use of all the equipment. At seven the lights were turned off, the record crowd counted down and the first firework burst overhead. The display was short but spectacular and the pyrotechnicians deserved the round of applause which followed. The lights came on and the last of the food and drink were consumed. It was a very happy event and much appreciated by those who came and who donated nearly £900 into the bucket collection ‘for next years fireworks’. Normally we plan to break even but this year we made a loss of  approximately £400 as a result of an increase in our costs. We think this was money well spent. Thanks are due to the large number of people who made the event so successful including Mick, from Tom Porter’s farming team, who operated the high loader used to build the bonfire and the night watchman. It may interest you to know the fire was still burning more than a week later. However, by the time you read this the ash will have been cleared, all the nails and screw removed and the ground reseeded. 

For the last few years the Village Hall has hosted and supported a Baby and Toddler Group organised very successfully by Molly Scotton. Molly has now decided she must step down. We are very grateful for all the work she has done for both the hall and the village and pleased that she intends to remain on the committee and will continue as out Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Officer.  

Molly writes:

After a fantastic 3 1/2 years, I have decided it is time to move on from running Baby and Toddler Group. It has been a time filled with lots of fun, paint, messy play, singing, parachutes, climbing and socialising. During this time we have grown the group to have over 200 families, of which about 40 attend each week. We have massively increased the selection of toys during my time here. Brilliant memories have been made, for myself, for the mums, dads, nannies and grandparents, and of course for the children. 

I am looking for people to continue my role from January 2022. I will be available to help and support you during the transition. Please contact me on the Froyle Baby and Toddler Group Facebook Page or email me at mollyescotton@gmail.com if you are interested in this role – it’s a lot of work but very rewarding and a great way to get to know more people around the village. 

I am looking forward to the next chapter of Froyle Baby and Toddler group, and to continue being heavily involved in the village hall. Thank you all for letting me have this opportunity, I’ve loved every second!

We very much hope someone will step forward to continue the work of the Baby and Toddler Group.

The stain on one of the ceiling tiles which was noticed at the AGM  turns out to be rather more serious than we had hoped. It looks as if the flashing round one of the solar panels has failed and is allowing rain to get through the roof. If you spot a problem in the hall or have a suggestion for an improvement please do let me know or any member of the committee.

Finally a plea to all hall users: if something gets broken or damaged, please report it. We know that accidents happen and are usually very understanding provided we are told. Please take your rubbish with you. We simply do not have enough bin capacity if you don’t. Before you leave ensure that the floor is swept, tables, chairs and other equipment are stacked neatly, all windows and doors are shut, and all lights turned off. Then double lock the front door and return the key to the safe. 

Having said that, the speed and efficiency with which the hall was tidied up after both the Quiz and the Bonfire was impressive. A great example of many hands making light work. Thank you.

October News

NEWS FROM THE VILLAGE HALL

It started life as the PBPT party (Post Brexit/Pandemic/Trump). Then it morphed into the Frolic. Finally it burst upon us as the Froyle Festival. It was a brilliant success and will be long remembered. It achieved its principle aim of bringing the village back together after a period of isolation in which we drifted apart. Thanks are due to Ian Whitmore and his organising committee who ensured a good time was had by all. Thanks also to the foot soldiers who on the day carted and carried, put up and took down, flipped the burgers and served the teas, organised the races and manned the stalls. Most impressive after so much labour was the dancing which was energetic and uninhibited. I wonder if there is a demand for a village hall country dance club? Clearly there is plenty of steam which needs to be let off. And what better way to do it!

Fired up by the Festival plans are now afoot to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5 June 2022 by taking part in the nationwide ‘Big Lunch’. We have already rebooked the marquee and have an option on a hog roast. The event will be open to all so you can bring friends and family. Ideas and suggestions as to how we celebrate are welcome. Talk to any member of the village hall committee.

Now for something really serious.

Froyle Village Hall is a registered charity whose objectives are to provide, manage and maintain a community hall for all the residents of Froyle. It is now more than 2 years since the hall held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) as required by its constitution. This will now take place on Wednesday 13 October at 7.30pm in the hall. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 7.00 pm to get you in the mood. There will be a chance to examine the accounts, hear a report on recent activities and ask questions. The whole committee will then stand down and will seek re-election. (If no one comes there will be no committee and therefore no hall.)

After the formal part of the meeting is over which should only take twenty minutes at the most, there will be an open discussion on the future of the hall. How can we lower its carbon footprint and make it more sustainable? How can we increase the use of the hall while ensuring that it is available to residents? Have we got the charging structure right? What other activities and events should the hall be arranging. This is your opportunity to have your say, contribute to the future of the hall and help ensure that it remains at the heart of the community.

Following last year’s successful online Quiz, the Froyle Quiz returns on 30 October. Teams of six are sought to do battle.

The next Film Night remains under discussion. Suggestions for a suitable film as always very welcome.

It is also nearly two years since we held our last bonfire party. This will take place on Friday 5 November on the recreation ground. Doors open at 6pm with fireworks at approximately 7pm depending on the state of the bonfire. As usual the BBQ will be in action so there will plenty to eat. Beer, mulled wine and soft drinks will be served. Sweets and glow sticks on sale for the children. All at reasonable prices. Admission is free but there will be a bucket collection to help fund next year’s party. Your safety is our number one priority. Please do not bring your own fireworks including sparklers. Do not go inside the safety cordon or allow children to do so. Park carefully and considerately. Bring a torch and if possible wear high visibility coats.

Contributions to the bonfire are welcome but please only from Monday 4 October. Please ensure that pallets, timber and brush/garden waste are kept separate and piled as neatly as possible on the Rec between the gate and the playground. We shall install a combination lock for the gate as previously and the code will be available from committee officers, David Robertson 520820, Nick Whines 23130 and Charlie Findlay 22109. Please scramble the lock when you leave.

Please do not leave anything in front of the gate which will obstruct access. This happened last time, took ages to clear and will be reported as fly tipping!

Please do not bring plastic or metal or anything which will not burn and which will then have to be taken to the tip. This includes heavy tree trunks.

If you are free, do come and help build the bonfire on Sunday 31 October starting at 9.30 am. It usually takes no more than a couple of hours. Wear gloves and boots with thick soles to protect you from splinters and nails and don’t try to carry too much. Safety first!

Help will also be appreciated on the morning of 6 November to rake the bonfire together and to ensure it all burns. Once the fire is out help is also needed to barrow away the ash and collect all the nails using our magnet on wheels.

Bonfire Night recalls an attempt in 1605 to blow up Parliament, together with the King, the Lords and Bishops and all the MPs. Sadly the decline in history teaching in schools means that this event may have passed most children by. Perhaps they could be told the story and invited to produce a Guy to adorn the bonfire. Small prize for the best guy delivered to the hall by 5.30pm on the day. Given the creativity on display in the Froyle Ark, my expectations are high. When I was a child it was always Mr Harold Macmillan on the top of our community fire, not that this is intended to give you ideas.

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

September News

NEWS FROM THE VILLAGE HALL

Slowly the Village Hall is coming back to life with the removal of most restrictions. We urge users to continue to act safely, to use the hand wash provided and ensure good ventilation. For the time being we are limiting numbers to fifty.

With increased usage old problems return. Please take your rubbish with you at the end of a session. The bin capacity just cannot cope if you don’t. The four WCs all empty into a single pipe which easily gets blocked if users try to flush away inappropriate objects. As a result effluent from the gents backs up into the ladies and visa versa. I have spent an hour or so recently observing these interactions and trying to decide whether or not to call a plumber or reach for a plunger. I would much prefer not to. So would Cindy who maintains the toilets immaculately. Please do not abuse the loos. Of course no resident of Froyle would dream of doing such a thing!

Recently a hot water urn was left steaming which resulted in several cupboard doors being damaged and had to be replaced. Accidents happen we understand. Thanks are due to Royston who undertook the repairs and who has agreed to PAT test all the hall’s electrical appliances.

Having done good service for over ten years the ovens require maintenance. We await spare parts and a big bill. In the meantime the ovens can be used but not the cleaning cycle.

Outside the Hall, the Committee has hosted a bottle bank for many years which periodically EHDC’s contractors empty. Hampshire County Council have recently closed the bottle bank at Alton tip. As a result use of the Froyle bank has increased. This has coincided with problems with the contractor who have been unable to visit. As a result at the time of writing the bins are over flowing and a large number of bottles have been left on the ground some of which have got broken. Members of the committee have done their best to prevent further dumping but the general public are not easily dissuaded and glass continues to arrive. The matter has been raised with both our District and County Councillor. The question therefore arises as whether we need the bottle bank. Should we ask for its removal given that the monthly doorstep collection continues efficiently? However should the doorstep collection be reduced we may miss the bottle bank particularly those households who (how can I say this delicately) create a lot of glass.

UPDATE The bottles were all removed within 3 hours of a call to the office of the Leader of EHDC. There is a moral there somewhere.

The upside of the pandemic has been the inflow of government grants into the Hall’s coffers. Most recently £8,000 towards the costs of reopening. The Committee has agreed to contribute £6000 to the Froyle Festival. The Festival is being organised by a joint Village Hall/Fete sub- committee and we thank its members for all the hard work which is going into what promises to be a memorable event. The Village Hall Committee is grateful to the PC for acting as banker to the Festival and thereby saving the VAT which would otherwise be incurred.

The annual Froyle Quiz is planned for Saturday 30 October and we hope to hold a film night in November. Suggestions for a suitable title welcome. More next month.

We have not held an AGM for several years and feel that we should. Please keep Wednesday 13 October free for this exciting event. There will be wine and nibbles and an opportunity to discuss future activities and projects at the hall.

Our accounts for 2020 are available here.

The Committee have been comparing their charges with neighbouring halls to ensure we are competitive and get the right balance between making the hall available to residents as cheaply as possible and being realistic about what we can charge commercially. It seems clear that we need an hourly rate so people can book the hall for short periods but this has to be balanced against the cost of heating the hall.

Looking much further into the future, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place over the weekend 4/5 June 2022. The Committee has secured an option on a large marquee so whatever the weather we can celebrate in the dry. Just what form that celebration will take has yet to be decided so please let us have your ideas.

It’s great to see how a much younger generation of residents are now getting involved in organising the community life of the village. That promises well for the future. Is that light I see at the end of the tunnel? Better than the view down the loo.

Nick Whines
Hon Sec
Froyle Village Hall
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

July News

Over the half term week the village hall floor was scrubbed and recoated and now looks very smart. Please do not use sticky tape to mark the floor as it destroys the surface. Similarly when moving furniture please lift do not drag! When stacking chairs please be careful of the newly painted walls. Having spent recent months redecorating the hall we are more than usually house proud!

The hall is lucky to have a Granwood floor. It is made from special blocks containing a combination of sawdust, cement and fillers which are then heavily compressed into shape with the desired density. They are then totally saturated in linseed oil. Next, the blocks are stacked to allow them to ‘mature’. It was found that once this had happened, the product unlike wood, was almost entirely free from expansion and contraction, it was fire and damp resistant, didn’t allow dry rot to form, was proof against vermin and insect attack, as well as being warm, resilient and extremely durable.

The blocks were invented early in the 20th century and the company went from strength to strength providing flooring for sports halls around the world. One hall burnt down but the floor emerged unscathed. Another was flooded to a depth of six feet. Again the floor survive intact. The weakness of the system was that it required the correct maintenance. If the wrong chemicals were used whole floors could be totally ruined.

So the floor is well worth looking after. We plan to buy some replacement blocks before the supply runs out. Sadly they are no longer manufactured.

Talking of blocks, we were pleased to host the Froyle Open Garden teas at the beginning of June and the loos coped well with the unusually heavy use. However the hall drainage system is far from perfect and can jam up quite easily. If you use the facilities please do not put anything down the WCs which might cause a problem.

Open Gardens brought to light the fact that an attempt had been made to break into the village hall container. An angle grinder had been used to cut of the padlock bolt. Fortunately the would be burglars still could not shift the padlock itself and had to retreat empty handed. Had they managed to get inside their disappointment would have been even more intense when confronted with the contents: the tug-of-war rope, a lot of bollards and an artificial Christmas tree. Had they broken into the football hut which would have been a great deal easier, they would have at least found a lifetime’s supply of reading matter and among the bric a brac and jumble, some summer frocks.

Talking of summer the flower bed outside the Hall is starting to show some real class. This is due in no small part to committee member Gordon and other half Faith who planted it up a couple of years ago.  But recently they have been going beyond the call of duty by doing some much needed weeding, which is very kind of them. So if anybody else would be prepared to pull up the odd weed on a regular basis, we (and they) would be very grateful.

I had hoped that by the time you read this all Covid 19 restrictions would have been lifted and the hall would be back to normal. However it was not to be. An increase in Covid cases has led the government to continue existing regulations until 19 July. We apologise that as a result we may have to cancel some bookings.

Once we can reopen fully it would be good to see the use of the hall increase. If you have ideas for future activities or events do make contact. Full details of the facilities and hire charges can be found on the new website at www.froylevillagehall.co.uk

For information about the proposed Froyle Frolic please see page X.

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

June News

Very gradually the hall is coming back to life but it is a slow process as restrictions are gradually lifted. Yoga classes have now resumed on a Thursday evening. The Mothers and Baby group thrives with three sessions a week although this may reduce after half term. The Meeting Place will soon be able to meet inside but still socially distanced.

On 6 May the hall hosted a masked and socially distanced polling station. If you voted you were probably too busy making your decision to notice the redecoration and the freshly cleaned and rehung curtains. I fussed about making sure the election officers were keeping warm (15 hours is a long sit with the doors open). By the time I left I had completely forgotten who I voted for!

To complete the renovation, over the week end 29-30 May the floor will be resurfaced. The hall will therefore be closed from midday on the Saturday to the following Wednesday to allow the floor time to cure. Thanks are due to Cllr Costigan for a grant of £300 towards the cost of the operation.

After waiting patiently for six months, £500 towards the cost of the new dishwasher arrived in our account from the EHDC 106 Developer Contribution Fund. Every little helps. Details of the halls accounts for 2020 can be found on page xx.

Also on the evening of 29 May the Posh Nosh catering van will be in attendance outside the hall. More information on page XX.

The PLCFE (post lock-down celebratory Froyle event) has been restyled the Froyle Frolic. A sub-committee has been established and will meet shortly. More next month!

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

May News

The committee has continued to meet via Zoom on a monthly basis. Our accounts for 2020 have been prepared by Charlie Findlay and examined by Ian Macnabb. Normally these would now go to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April to be adopted. We plan instead to include a summary of the accounts together with our report for 2020 in the June edition of the Magazine and postpone the AGM until the autumn. The good news is that thanks to various government grants our finances are healthy. The committee usually stand down at the AGM and seek re-election. As this is not possible, the committee and the officers have agreed once again to continue to serve until it is possible to hold face to face meetings in the autumn.

After waiting patiently for nearly six months we have finally been informed by EHDC that they are making a contribution of £500 towards the cost of the new dishwasher from the 106 Developer Contribution Fund.

Froyle Village Hall is a registered charity whose objectives are to provide, manage and maintain a community hall for the residents of Froyle. Members of the committee automatically become trustees of the hall. In recent years we have operated with a large committee (currently 15 strong) to ensure that all sections of the village are represented and to share out the work of running the hall. Our governing documents and accounts can be found on our new website at www.froylevillagehall.co.uk along with details of the hall’s facilities and information about how the hall can be hired. The hall can now be hired for uses allowed by pandemic regulations. Discounts apply while numbers are restricted.

One of the issues raised while compiling our accounts is whether we have sufficient insurance. We therefore commissioned a report on likely rebuilding costs. The figure which emerged was £800,000 so our insurance will be adjusted accordingly.

We have taken advantage of the period of closure to spruce up the hall. The walls have been repainted, the woodwork revarnished, and the curtains cleaned and rehung. This has left the floor looking rather sad so at half term this will be scrubbed and recoated.

It was good to see the Meeting Place reconvene on 16 April, albeit socially distanced on the terrace. To celebrate we invested in a number of colourful umbrellas to provide shelter from the sun.

Thanks are due to all those who helped organise the Rambling Quiz which was held over Easter. This involved mapping the routes, devising the questions, designing the leaflet, not to mention topping up the baskets with eggs. We estimate that around a hundred people took part and really enjoyed themselves. So also thanks to everybody who joined in.

April News

The committee has continued to meet via Zoom on a monthly basis. Our accounts for 2020 have been prepared by Charlie Findlay and examined by Ian Macnabb. Normally these would now go to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April to be adopted. We plan instead to include a summary of the accounts together with our report for 2020 in the June edition of the Froyle Magazine and postpone the AGM until the autumn. The good news is that thanks to various government grants our finances are healthy. The committee usually stand down at the AGM and seek re-election. As this is not possible, the committee and the officers have agreed once again to continue to serve until it is possible to hold face to face meetings in the autumn.

After waiting patiently for nearly six months we have finally been informed by EHDC that they are making a contribution of £500 towards the cost of the new dishwasher from the 106 Developer Contribution Fund.

Froyle Village Hall is a registered charity whose objectives are to provide, manage and maintain a community hall for the residents of Froyle. Members of the committee automatically become trustees of the hall. In recent years we have operated with a large committee (currently 15 strong) to ensure that all sections of the village are represented and to share out the work of running the hall. The hall can now be hired for uses allowed by pandemic regulations. Discounts apply while numbers are restricted.

One of the issues raised while compiling our accounts is whether we have sufficient insurance. We therefore commissioned a report on likely rebuilding costs. The figure which emerged was £800,000 so our insurance will be adjusted accordingly.

We have taken advantage of the period of closure to spruce up the hall. The walls have been repainted, the woodwork revarnished, and the curtains cleaned and rehung. This has left the floor looking rather sad so at half term this will be scrubbed and recoated.

It was good to see the Meeting Place reconvene on 16 April, albeit socially distanced on the terrace. To celebrate we invested in a number of colourful umbrellas to provide shelter from the sun. Thanks are due to all those who helped organise the Rambling Quiz which was held over Easter. This involved mapping the routes, devising the questions, designing the leaflet, not to mention topping up the baskets with eggs. We estimate that around a hundred people took part and really enjoyed themselves. So also thanks to everybody who joined in.

Finally a date for your diary, Saturday 4 September when we plan to hold the much promised PLCFE: post lock-down celebratory Froyle event which for this year only replaces the fete. A party for the whole village by the village! We have nominated a sub-committee to work with a group from the Fete committee to devise an event that will bring us all together. I cannot tell you the exact form the party will take as this will no doubt evolve over the summer months. I have no doubt that working together and combing their resources and their resourcefulness the Village Hall and the Fete committees will cook up something special.

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

Froyle Village Hall Easter Ramblers Quiz

To be completed any time
from 2pm Saturday, 3rd April to 4pm Monday, 5th April
HUGE PRIZE FOR THE WINNERS!
HIDDEN EASTER EGGS TO FIND DURING THE WALK

You will be pleased to hear that The Village Hall Committee has not been completely idle during lockdown, despite rumours to the contrary.

We have come up with the idea of an activity “family bubbles” can all enjoy over the Easter weekend – between Saturday 3rd April and Easter Monday 5th April – involving both Upper and Lower Froyle. We are organising a prize-winning quiz, which will take the form of a walk through one or other (or both) villages. Each walk should take less than one hour. But NB these walks are NOT suitable for pushchairs – please ensure you wear suitable footwear/boots.

And along the way there will be:

  • Questions to answer;
  • Observations to record;
  • Easter eggs to find;
  • And afterwards (for the younger ones) a drawing/painting to draw or paint.


ACCOMPANYING THE APRIL MAGAZINE IS A LEAFLET CONTAINING THE QUESTIONS.

Alternatively, you can download it from the Village Hall website

Download Question Sheet

  • You will need a pencil and pad to record your answers;
  • You will find the directions for both walks within the body of the questions and you can begin anywhere. But if in doubt, we suggest you start the Upper Froyle Quiz at Froyle Park at the entrance off Hen & Chicken Hill and the Lower Froyle one by the Village Hall;
  • All answers can be obtained from the roadside or public paths – please do NOT venture onto private land at any time (other than the specific case noted where we have secured permission).


FURTHER DETAILS, INCLUDING HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS AND DRAWING/PAINTING, ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE LEAFLET

The Village Hall Committee

March News

It was good to see ‘Dottie Tots’, the Bentley based nursery school, using the hall for a couple of weeks. Do come again.

We now have a brand new website with plenty of information about the hall. It includes a gallery of photographs of village activity going back over a number of years: a reminder perhaps of what we have been missing during the pandemic but also what we have to look forward to when life gets back to normal or at least the new normal.

There is also this blog which provides an opportunity to tell stories about the hall and its history as well as promote activities and events. So if you have a memory you would like to contribute please let me know. The problem with websites is that they are often started with great enthusiasm but keeping them up to date is not that easy. And nothing is sadder than a blog to which nothing has been posted for five years. So please remember to contribute. In the next few weeks members of the Committee will be trained to maintain the website, change the copy and add new photographs etc. We shall then be all set to respond when the hall is finally allowed to reopen.

While we wait we are going to do some redecorating and having the curtains cleaned so all is fresh for the party we intend to throw to celebrate reopening. There are lots of new faces in the village and we hope this will provide an opportunity to say hello and welcome and would you like to join the committee?

Now, do you use Amazon for your online shopping? I confess I have been known to. I mean it’s so convenient. There you are fresh out of four inch screws or thermal socks and next day they appear on your doorstep as if by magic. Amazon has introduced an app called Amazon Smile which sends a small donation to a charity of your choice every time you buy something. So why not download the app, make Froyle Village Hall your nominated charity and start spending. It will help offset Covid gloom and any feelings of guilt about the fact that Amazon doesn’t pay enough tax or that it is destroying the High Street. If enough residents join it might (eventually) pay for the paint. Here is the link to get you started.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/281141-0

Nick Whines secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

New Year, New Website

The Hall may be closed but welcome to the new Froyle Village Hall website.

Here you will find plenty of information about the Hall and its facilities. When we reopen, and we will reopen, we want to see the Hall even busier than usual.

In the meantime the gallery and the Facebook page include a selection of photographs of Froyle events over the last five or six years which we hope will bring back happy memories and encourage you to start thinking about and planning future activities.

The website is of course work in progress so comments and suggestions welcome.

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk