NEWS

This page aims to show what is happening to the Village Hall itself, as far as fixtures and fittings and the whole infrastructure are concerned

2020 JUNE

Taking advantage of the (brief) spell of warm weather, the planters outside the Hall have been re-stocked, with supplies from Lotté Landscapes

Planters
Planters Planters

2020 MAY
Although we are currently unable to fully open the Hall itself, we can take advantage of the car park.


Here Lotté Landscapes set up a pop-up stand on 30th May. Note that social distancing was maintained
Lotte Landscapes Lotte Landscapes
Lotte Landscapes Lotte landscapes
2020 JANUARY A significant event in the lifetime of your Village Hall
The current Trustees have signed a new lease for another 40 years tenure. The Trustees have made a huge investment around £15,000 renewing the lease as they believe the Village Hall to be a valued community asset, providing a variety of activities for the local residents and helping to combat isolation in our rural community. A number of the Trustees are due to resign, having given many years service, so we are appealing for new volunteers to come forward to carry on these vital roles to preserve the Hall for future generations. If you are a resident of the Parish and would like to know more please contact Andy Grout on 07764632734 or email chairman@hanslopevillagehall.co.uk

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Pictured : back row, Drew Archer, Jenni Alliss, Alex Adams (Hall Manager), John Sorrell (Treasurer) and Mat Irvine. Seated Andy Grout (Chairman) and Robert Hayward (Secretary)

2019 OCTOBER Fire alarm system, with smoke and heat detectors, installed
Fire Alarm panel Fire Alarm - detector
2019 AUGUST Rainwater butts installed in two positions
Water Butt Water Butt

2019 JUNE

Flower tubs installed either side of the main entrance the Hall

2019 MAY

Hanslope Village Hall In Bloom
Planters fitted to the window ledges.

Courtesy of
contribution from the Parish Council

Thanks to Alban Hill Nurseries for the planting.
Trustee Drew Archer, (left), installed them

Watewring planters

Planter
Part of the Hall's contribution to the
Best Kept Village award

Planter

2019 APRIL

 

Both Halls have been fitted with sound-absorbing acoustic tiles

Before this, with meetings and events where there was little in the way of 'sound-deadening' objects in the Halls, the sound was very live and echoing, making conversation difficult.

This has now been alleviated with the fitting of acoustic tiles in white, grey and red.

Right - fitting the tiles in the Large Hall

Below - red tiles on the walls of the Small Hall - to match the tapestry. There are white tiles on the ceiling

Below right - some of the grey tiles in the Large Hall

Fitted tiles - Small Fitted Tiles - Large

 

2019 APRIL

 

Clearing the boarders of the side car park

Clearing boarders

The boarders in the side car park, adjacent to the field, were cleared, so bushes and shrubs can be planted.

This aids the parking as it allows slightly more space

Clearing boarders Clearing boarders

 

2018 AUGUST

 

Both Halls were redecorated

redecorating redecorating

The colours were kept neutral, as the Large Hall has the recently fitted LED lighting, which can be set to a multitude of lighting effects.

 

2017 NOVEMBER

 

An Open Evening was held for the Village
to show the facilities available with the Hall

Open Evening Open Evening

 

2017 MARCH

 

The side car park was Tarmaced
For many years it was just a rough stony surface,

Side car park Side car park
side car park side car park
side car park side car park

 

2017 FEBRUARY

 

LED lighting installed
This can be set to a wide range of effects and themes.

LED example LED lights