Sadly, our fourth bid to the Lotteries Board was unsuccessful – this area is not a priority (old people don’t seem to count); we’re too rich and we’re not big enough. But we are not dismayed, and have already planned a campaign of applications to various grant giving Trusts for the next few months. We also believe that we may also be able to cut the cost of building the new Hall and are working on this; more details soon.
May I take this opportunity to clear a few things up. The Community Hall is NOT closing in October. In addition, the Community Hall car park always gives priority to hall users but we are happy for parents, etc. to use the car park to set down and pick up their children for school.
We welcome the initiatives to work more closely with the School and the Church as we all have our different roles to play. The Community Hall has its roots in 1923 when the original Brindle Parish Institute was set up with the aims of providing and maintaining a village hall and recreation ground for use of everyone in the area regardless of age, politics or religious opinions – this is still the aim of the charity today and we need everyone’s help to maintain our tradition.
We have a number of forthcoming events. On the 16th October we will be holding ‘Brindle Cuckoo Walks’ – a chance to explore the beautiful countryside. There are walks of 3, 6 or 12 miles available. Each entrant will receive a route sheet, refreshment stops on the way round, a meal at the end, a free embroidered badge and a certificate. There are modest entry fees and we hope that people from the School and Church will use it as an opportunity for a sponsored walk. Entry forms will be available in the Church or at the School; ring Meg Burford on 01254 852944 or Mike McGovern on 01254 851176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On the 30th October is our Hallowe’en Party Night with fancy dress, a spooky story, and other fun. The 11th December sees our Christmas Dance – a night with a difference; more details nearer the time.