Brede Village Hall

Fundraising, Committee and Contacts

The Champions of Brede Club

 

This monthly draw was created to raise funds for the maintenance of our Village Hall in Brede.

 

In the last 10 years it has raised over £4000!

 

Subscription: £12 per year

 

Member subscriptions can be made via an annual standing order or online bank transfer, if possible, at renewal in December 2021 (our year runs from Dec to Nov). However, we will continue to accept payment by cash or cheque if preferred.

 

 

10 Monthly Draws, Prize Money as follows:
1st Prize£40
2nd Prize£30
3rd Prize£20

 

 

2 Special Draws in December and June:
1st Prize£100
2nd Prize£40
3rd Prize£30

 

 

For further information or to join, please contact:

 

 

 

Grants

 

Thank you to Rother District Council for their Covid grants over the past 12 months.

 

With help from Brede Parish Council, Lesley Bannister has been busy completing applications so that the hall received their share of the grants which were available to all community halls during the pandemic.

 

 

Committee news

 

AGM 2022 Wednesday 2nd March.

 

As we move into a New Year the Management Committee for Brede Village Hall thought it would be helpful to let you know what we have planned for 2022.

 

You may be aware that the refurbishment of two of the smaller rooms in the hall is underway. Both rooms are being redecorated and the larger of the two will continue to be available as a meeting room. In remodelling the smaller room we are creating a space that can be used by local businesses to provide services to the local community. Both rooms will be available for hire via our website.

 

Moving forward in 2022 we intend to develop a programme to refurbish other areas in the hall. It will not be possible to complete a full refurbishment this year due to the limited availability of funds and of time as it will not be possible to take the main hall out of use for an extended period. So careful programming will be required.

 

The hall continues to be used by a number of regular groups. These groups are very popular and welcoming to new members, details of the groups and their contact details can be found on the website. The hall is also a popular venue for occasional users hosting parties and events such as the annual exhibition of art and crafts. Following a review of our usage we can now accommodate inflatables such as bouncy castles. The stage continues to be available for use as does the associated lighting rig.

 

The ever popular Farmers Market continues on Friday mornings but now under new management. Whilst it was held in the carpark for a large part of 2021 it has now moved inside with appropriate arrangements put in place to ensure that it is held under the current Covid regulations. We believe that the market contributes to supporting the community and we hope to reinstate the tea and coffee very soon.

 

As with all community facilities funding can be difficult to find. We raise our funds from a number of sources such as hire of the hall, profit from the tea and coffee sales at the market and fund raising actives such as the quiz night to be held for our benefit by the Broad Oak pub on the 9th March 2022. There are a number of other areas we could do more in, for example making more use of the website or having more fund raising activities. However, our ambition is limited by time and the availability of people to help out by working on the committee. So if you have some spare time and would like to contribute to the development of the Brede Village Hall and to support the local community please get in touch with our Committee Secretary Sue. (E mail address is secretary@bredevillagehall.org.uk ).

 

The Management Committee is looking for willing residents of Broad Oak and Brede to take the Hall forward. We are looking for a Chair and a vice chair with a least 4 hours a month to offer the hall. We would also like to find a new Treasurer before September as the current one has new projects she needs to commit to by then. If you can help with any of these roles the committee will be happy to welcome and support you. Please email the Secretary (email address below) if you are interested.

 

Thank you to the Broad Oak public house for hosting a quiz night for our benefit. The committee will be working to developing the hall and its facilities and look forward to your support either directly by joining our committee or indirectly by supporting activities at the hall.

 

 

 

The Management Committee

 

Committee Meeting: Wednesday 6th October at 7pm

 

As it was our end of year the Treasurer had looked at our income against our spending. Unfortunately the expenditure was greater each month there for it is realised that we need to:

a) Attract more regular bookings during the week

b) Attract more one-off events and parties

c) Consider raising our prices in line with neighbouring halls in 2022

d) Do more fundraising as a committee

 

To attract more regular users we have started a maintenance programme.

So far we have resealed the main hall floor and replaced 2 window panes. Next we will be turning the unused Doctors' Surgery into a Treatment Room. We hope to have this ready by the New Year and it will be ideal for those looking for a space to hire to carry out treatments ranging from beauty to chiropody, Reiki to counselling, or massage to reflexology. A comfortable space with it's own entrance, a toilet with access directly from the room, its own sinks and free parking. We feel it will be an asset to the hall and a useful commodity for the village especially for those starting out a new business venture or for those wishing to reach more rural locations.

We will also be renovating the Committee Room to make this a welcoming and user friendly space and the toilet and side entrance hall.

 

To attract more parties we will be allowing bouncy castles once more. We are just writing the policies, forms and altering our T&Cs to make this possible.

 

The following rates to hire the hall were proposed and agreed and will take effect from 1st January 2022:

 

Hiring Charges 2022
Current ChargeProposed 2022 Charge
Main Hall   
Regular Users£9Same Rate
Occasional / Private Hirers£11 an hourSame but £12.50 at Weekends
Charities - Hastings & Rother only FreeSame - Free
Charities - out of local area / national / internationalFreeHalf of Private Hirers
Committee Room£6 an hour£20 a session
Treatment Room  £8 an hour / £30 a session

 

 

  • Sessions are: Morning 8am - 12.30, Afternoon 1pm - 5.30pm, Evening 6pm - 10.30

It was also proposed that six months expenditure should be kept in the savings account and a further half a years costs kept in reserve for emergencies. this was also agreed.

 

If anyone knows of an auditor please contact Jo Oliver the Treasurer as we need the accounts audited.

 

 

Next Meeting: Committee Meeting - EVERYONE WELCOME Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm in the Committee Room (access via Side door)

 

 

 

Contact us

 

List of Trustees and their contact emails

 

 

List of Contacts for Hall Maintenance and Bookings
Booking ClerkLesley Bannister07764847234
Website ContentJoanne Oliver 
Brede Farmer's MarketRuth Burgess