THE JUBILEE HALL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
WE ARE WORKING HARD TO REOPEN AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
We would like to thank Dawn and Kez Vallerine from the Corner Shop in Litcham who on Saturday 10th July gave up their time to clean the high ceiling in the Jubilee which had been hanging with cobwebs for many years. Not only that they cleaned the whole building and the result is stunning. The ceiling looks as if it has been newly stained and the hall looks so much brighter. From everyone involved with the hall thank you very much. We have received a Covid related grant for £10,000 from the government, this is to cover loss of income, utilities bills etc. And the cost of sanitizing the hall before we can reopen. Unfortunately our application for Community Funding from the National lottery was declined. They stated that they have already helped many similar projects in this area already. We will carry on trying elsewhere.
Mary Anderson, Chairwoman
There have been numerous enquiries regarding plans for the hall. Mary Anderson has kindly produced a chart of our progress below. One reason for the delay is that the plans have been in the hands of the council and only recently have they given permission to get quotations, for which we are now waiting.
Litcham Jubilee Hall Progress Report
√ Became a registered Charity (April 11th 2017)
√ Secured a 60 year lease from the Diocese. (June 1st 2017)
√ Raised funds and had plans drawn to renovate and extend the hall.
√ Submitted plans and building regulation applications.
√ Raised more funds for structural engineers report.
√ Applied for and were granted a Faculty to remove part of the grave yard wall.
√ Planning and Buildings Regulations have all been passed.
> We are now awaiting builder’s quotes.
All financial accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission Website.
Registered Charity 1172555
In accordance with the new GDPR regulations on privacy we wish to make it quite clear that Litcham Jubilee Hall CIO does not store any details of hirers of the hall. We ask for a contact name and phone number at the initial booking request, these are permanently deleted once the event has taken place.
Any contact details for regular weekly/monthly meetings are kept safely by the bookings clerk.
Mary Anderson (Chairman of the Jubilee Hall Trust)
Refurbishment of the Jubilee Hall
The Litcham Jubilee Hall as we all know is in a poor state of repair, it has a problem with damp, the heating system and insulation levels are inadequate so it is often very cold. Once we received the results of the survey we sent out it proved to us, the new management committee, that people do care and want to see the hall restored so that they can use it again,
Following these results we have had three builder’s look at the hall and give us estimates for the work which needs doing, the company we chose Booth & Son specialises in restoration of Churches and old buildings, The owner of the company came with us to a meeting with the Trustee’s of the hall and explained everything we have in mind, The Trustees gave us there full support and we will consult with them before any major decisions are made,
The hall will be extended out into the back garden as far as possible and we hope to achieve a warm, light building that is well insulated and easily maintained, it would have new unisex and disabled toilets, a larger kitchen and a stage area, The remainder of the garden would be made into a patio style easily cared for space,
We have already held a few fundraising events and with donations from the Fete and the Dog Show we have raised £1250, Combining this with a generous grant of £2000 from the Mrs HR Greene Charitable Settlement via The Rev Jonathon Boston we now have £3250 which enables us to apply to Breckland District Council for a match funding grant of £3250, If successful, this will give us the £6500 needed to pay for the preparation of plans for the hall,
In the meantime we will continue to fundraise hopefully holding one event per month, these will be advertised well in advance in the Litcham Diary, and we would really appreciate your future support.
Jubilee Hall Trustees
- Mary Anderson (Chairman)
- Clare Lawrence (Treasurer)
- Julia Bloomfield (Secretary)
- Liz Christie
- June Bevan
- Richard Williams
- Clare Lawrence (Treasurer)
- Mike Oldfield
To Hire the Hall Contact Mary Anderson 01328701986
or email firstname.lastname@example.org