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The builders continue to make good progress and we have had a lot of very positive feedback about the look of the new hall. We had a site visit with some of the neighbours to the new hall in October.

We expect to take possession of the hall during week commencing 6th of January if not before. This will allow us to start using the hall in January and we have planned an open day for the village on the 1st of February. Everyone will be able to come along and see the hall and have an opportunity to sign up for some of the planned activities. In the evening we will have a party with music by A Bit of a Gamble.

Fund raising continues with a successful market in November; a ceilidh in December and we have produced Xmas card, notelets and prints featuring a copy of a painting of the church produced for last year's Auction of Promises. These are available from the village shop or contact one of the committee members.

There was a flurry of last minute paver applications giving us a total of 70 pavers sold raising over £2,500. These will be a feature at the new hall.

The AGM was held in the school on the 22nd of October. The Chairman's and Treasurer's reports were presented and 4 trustees were duly elected. Both reports are available on the village website.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the fantastic support which has been received. Thank you all!

The elected trustees for the forthcoming year are Stephen Barker, Malcolm French, Philip Hewitson and Will Mowatt with Carol Fenwick representing the Parish Council. The committee can co-opt up to another 4 trustees.

As part of our commitment to the Lottery we need to monitor hall usage and how the new hall and the activities held have an impact on our community. To help us do this we are building a database of residents which holds details of their home address; telephone number and e-mail address. As well as reporting to the Lottery we will use the database for communication purposes. We have been collecting this information over the last two years. If you would prefer that we don't hold this information for you as an individual please contact Will Mowatt (w_mowatt@yahoo.co.uk or 868196).