HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY 2016
Winchelsea Village Hall is a registered charity
(no. 235174), whose status and origins derive from a Declaration of Trust dated 29 March 1926.
For an old lady in her 90th year our hall is doing wonderfully well.
Management committee members
The Management Committe is elected at an AGM each year
Robert Holland – Chair
Carol Scoines – Secretary
Rosemarie Roberts – Treasurer
Rob Mortimer – Committee Member
Anita Bevan – Committee Member
Jenny Lozano – Committee Member
Judith Paine – Committee Member
Peter Cosstick – Committee Member
Phil Mack – Committee Member
For the community
The hall is run for the benefit of the residents of the Town of Winchelsea. It is known locally as Winchelsea New Hall and has been since it was built. It’s registered name was formerly changed recently.
Our volunteers are an invaluable source of help and expertise, kindly donate time to make the hall efficient, well used, loved and cared for.
The hall is cleaned weekly by a professional cleaning service.
Maintenance, Refurbishment and Repairs 2016/17/18
So far the following items have been completed by the New Hall Management Committee in 2016/17/18, with help from our sponsors, supporters and the hall’s own funds.
New sound system with hearing loop for use with hearing aids.
New hot water tea urn.
A new notice board.
Electric projector screen fixed.
Pre-set temperature control being set each week, so the hall is heated two hours prior to usage.
Renewed lighting to table store.
Heavy duty lift handles added to the rear stage trap doors to allow access to storage.
Clearing and cleaning of cloakroom and kitchen.
New teapots and trays.
Grab rails added to two toilets – one each in Ladies and Gents.
The kitchen window facing the cricket field can now be opened.
New low wattage ceiling lights in main hall to stop a shadow being cast and reduce electricity used.
Health and Safety risk assessment made with some things put into place immediately: safety rubber cable cover, safety hazard tape at fire escape exits and new fire action signs.
Wall light added.
A cupboard has been removed from behind the entrance door to the ladies toilet, to help make it wheelchair accessible.
Signage for designated disabled parking space, for when the hall is in use.
Removal of smaller stage table.
Removal of old curtains in kitchen and cloakroom.
Bin area improvement.
Repair of some card tables.
Removal of unused music organ from back of stage.
Professional stage light bulb replaced.
New lighting in the main hall on a dimmer switch
Repair of emergency doors
New front door
Repair to guttering
Relocation of heating pipes which are by the emergency exit doors
Defibrillator (supported by Icklesham PC)
Make the disabled ramp flush with the door
Grab rails along stairs up to the stage
Stage curtain lining and pelmet repaired
Refurbishment of shield above stage
Protect lighting control in the table store
New heating system
Sound proofing to soften sound vibration at big events, for the hard of hearing
Designated disabled toilet in an extended cloakroom
Draft proofing and thermal insulation
Reflecting panels above stage
Renew interior Decoration
New Hall documents
Health and Safety Policy 2015
Temporary Event Notice Application to Licensing Authority
Trustees Annual Report 2015 - 2016
Risk Assessment 2017
Regulations for the use of the New Hall
Information for Hirers 2016
Guidance for Hall Users