We are still progressing, albeit rather slowly
and pushing hard for grants to improve the Hall.
Meanwhile we are fundraising as much as we can.
Please do keep using our Hall.
We all know it is cold in the hall but if the key holder from any group can get somebody to put the heating on an hour or so earlier it makes all the difference.
After a very successful pantomime, the Litcham Entertainment Group will be putting on a short comedy play called “Curtain up” in The Jubilee Hall in April.
Funds raised from this event will go directly to the hall’s renovation fund.
To Hire the Hall Contact:
Mary Anderson 01328701629 or email email@example.comGDPR
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.
Refurbishment of Jubilee Hall ~ Progress reports:
30/11/18 ~ The Structural Engineers Report (from Armstrong Elliott) has been completed and submitted to the Building Regulations office today. If this all goes through ok as the guys involved expect then we will be onto the next step which is getting builders quotes and applying for funding.
17/8/18 ~Building Regulation drawings have beene finalised with the exception of a few minor points.
23/5/18 ~ First quote for refurbishment of Jubilee Hall received from traditional renovations for £178.000
15/1/18 ~Diocese of Norwich approves plans for refurbishment of hall.
Breckland council turned down our application for a match funding grant as they do not give grants to help with drawing up of plans however we can re apply at a later date, we have continued to fundraise and will soon have the plans which we intend having copies displayed in the hall for all to see.
We have had some new heaters installed by a very kind parishioner, we paid for the heaters but he did all of his work for free as a goodwill gesture.
We were also turned down by the Big Lottery fund, apparently they only allow a certain amount of funding to each postal code area and this amount had already been allocated, we did an exceptions report which they also turned down.
We contacted Village SOS who are paying Community Action Norfolk (CAN) to help and advise us, together we have drawn up a plan of action and at the moment we are applying to become a registered charity.
In the meantime we continue to fundraise with our breakfasts proving very popular. All will be advertised in the usual ways.
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 01328701629
or email firstname.lastname@example.org