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Mundford Village Hall needs your votes at Tesco Brandon

Mundford Recreation Ground and Village Hall Trust calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Mundford Village Hall is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Mundford Village Hall is one of the groups on the shortlist.

We are hoping to replace our old plastic chairs with more comfortable padded chairs with new storage trolleys.

Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in Brandon until 31st August 2018.

Play Area Funding Appeal

You may be aware, that during the summer holidays 2016 the play area sustained a considerable amount of damage which resulted in the complete removal of the baby swing frame and the noughts & crosses board.

The Village Hall Committee wish to replace these facilities as soon as possible, so that our village can continue to have a play area to be proud of.

Our plan is to upgrade and install a new swing frame which will be surrounded by a safety barrier and Ecosurface ground cover.

We need to raise £11,294. So far we have raised £4938.48.

Click the image below for more information regards the replacement equipment and how much we need to raised.

2014 Summary of Achievements

This year we have continued to review our financial situation and ongoing maintenance due to the age of the building.

  • Fundraising events continue to raise much needed funds for future projects.
  • The large hall, bar and 2 storage cupboards were decorated during which time the curtains were removed and cleaned. Unfortunately during the work the large hall floor surface was damaged.
  • The play area has required some maintenance/repairs costing £1008.20.
  • We have had an asbestos survey completed on the building to meet new regulations and are awaiting the results.
  • Electric shutters have been installed in the kitchen and bar making their use much easier for our hirers.
  • We have moved the Committee hall office to cupboard 5 to fee up the space in the kitchen for a designated cleaning cupboard.
  • Unfortunately the committee decided that the recycling area was no longer cost effective due to the ongoing problem with fly tipping and the news that Breckland Council will at some point in the near future be moving glass recycling in house.
  • £3258.98 was spent on projects £1250 of this came from grants.
  • The outside fencing was stained.
  • Cricket netting was purchased to protect the building’s roof and windows from cricket ball damage.
  • Several other areas of improvement have been identified and the Committee hope to address these in the coming year.
  • The website continues to be an accessible source of information regarding booking, advertising for fundraising events and group details.
  • Working parties of volunteers helped maintain and improve the building and grounds.
  • All costs incurred by the hall continue to be reviewed to find other ways to reduce outgoing expenditure.

Extracted from our annual report. Click to read more.

Village Hall Improvements

Following on from our improvements last year, we have achieved further improvements in the hall this year.

  • We have decorated the large hall along with the bar and 2 storage rooms.
  • The large hall curtains have all been removed and cleaned.
  • We have installed electric shutters on the bar and kitchen hatches to help with their use. No more lifting the old wooden shutters, just press the button and the shutters are open or closed.

We would like to thank Mundford Parish Council for their grant towards the decoration and shutter installation.

Thank you to the groups who’s sessions have to be cancelled to achieve this work, but I am sure you will all agree the improvements make the hall a more enjoyable space to socialise.

2013 Summary of Achievements

This year we have continued to review our financial situation and ongoing maintenance due to the age of the building.

  • Fund raising events have gone from strength to strength raising over £3832 in the financial year.
  • An Environmental Review of the building lead to plans to improve the energy use and hopefully reduce the running costs of the building.
  • A new gas boiler was installed and the rest of the heating system upgraded.
  • TVRs have been fitted to most of the radiators; 2 radiators replaced with new double radiators, 4 extra radiators have been installed, 2 in each hall.
  • The large hall has been placed on a separate zone to help better control the heat levels throughout the building.
  • Insulation has been installed throughout the roof space of the building and the water tanks insulated. The complex already boasts cavity wall insulation.
  • The toilets, corridor, kitchen and foyer have been decorated.
  • Several other areas of improvement have been identified and the Committee hope to address these in the coming year.
  • The Committee sought the advice of a structural engineer and builder with regards to the continuing appearance of cracks. We have been assured that there is no problem with the building.
  • The floor in the main hall was resurfaced again due to errors made by the previous company and is still currently ongoing.
  • The website continues to be an accessible source of information regarding booking, advertising for fundraising events and group details.
  • Working parties of volunteers helped maintain and improve the building and grounds.
  • All costs incurred by the hall continue to be reviewed to find other ways to reduce outgoing expenditure.
  • After continued vandalism to the down pipes, guards have been installed over many of them.
  • The disabled ramp was replaced, at the same time the car park drain was completed to prevent further damage from escaping water.
  • Roof repairs have been carried out to replace broken tiles and damage.
  • Tractor insurance company changed to save over £60.
  • 3 new litter bins have been purchased to help prevent letter being blown about.
  • Waste Recycling continues to be a good source of income and we hope to increase our recycling facilities to raise further funds.
  • Hiring charges have had to be increased due to the continuing rise of running costs of the hall.
  • Dawn to dusk sensors have been fitted on the external lights.

Extracted from our annual report. Click to read more.

Village Hall Improvements Success

During the February half term we finally completed some of our improvements at the Village Hall. During a busy week we had painters, heating engineers and insulation installers working alongside each other to get the work completed in the time allotted so as to cause as little disruption to our groups as possible.

Hopefully some of you will have noticed the improvements but here is what we achieved:

  • New gas boiler installed
  • Replacement of some old radiators with new double radiators
  • Additional radiators installed
  • Thermostatic valves installed on radiators
  • To allow better control of the heating in the large hall it was placed on a separate zone
  • Installation of insulation in the loft space and jackets on water tanks in loft
  • Painting the toilets, corridor, kitchen and foyer area

All of this work could not have been accomplished without the grants awarded to us from:

  • WREN – WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.
  • REV ACTIVE through Breckland District Council
  • Mundford Parish Council

We would like to thank them for their donations to enable us to make our hall a more comfortable and enjoyable place to meet and socialise.

Village Hall Improvements Questionnaire

We are currently looking to continue the improvements to the Village Hall through grants and donations. When applying for grants we need to show there is a need for the work we are planning and that we have the support of our users and villagers. In order to show this support we have produced a questionnaire, which we are asking our hirers and supporters to complete. There are copies of the questionnaire available in the hall and below. Once completed, please drop it in the comments box in the hall or hand to a Committee member.

Village Hall Improvements Questionnaire

August 2010 – Flooring Project

Mundford Village Hall and its facilities were built over 25 years ago. Over the past few years we have been updating our facilities to ensure our hall is well cared for and to keep the facility well used by our rural community. Our project to update the flooring in the building comprised of:

  • Replace the flooring in the female, male and disabled toilets.
  • Replace the flooring in the female and male changing rooms.
  • Replace the flooring in the corridor linking the above facilities to the hall.
  • Replace the flooring in the kitchen with its two store rooms.
  • Replace the flooring in the bar area.
  • Strip and reseal the wooden floor in the large hall.

The flooring in all the above areas except the large hall had been in the hall since it was built over 25 years ago. These needed to be upgraded to bring the facilities up to date and safe.

The floor in the changing rooms needed to be replaced with up to date non-slip covering that would withstand football boots and be safe after the showers have been used by village hall users.

The toilets, corridor, kitchen and bar area floors also needed to be updated as odd tiles had been replaced over the years and we wished to refurbish the areas to bring them up to date. We had updated the toilets and sinks in recent years and the floors were the last part of the project.

In our village hall we have two halls, one small and one large with a sports floor that is used for badminton and indoor carpet bowls as well as social functions and by other clubs on a regular basis. This floor required stripping and resealing to keep it in good order for the clubs who use the hall regularly.

The total cost of these projects was:

  • Large Hall Floor – £1,850
  • Changing rooms, toilets, kitchen, corridor and bar – £6,063

These projects would not have been possible without the generous grants received from:

  • Awards for All – £6,203
  • Mundford Parish Council -£300
  • Breckland Lodge – £250

Mundford Recreation Ground and Village Hall Trust contributed the remainder of the funds required – £1,160.