Carleton Rode Village Hall

News Archive - 2015-2017

June 26, 2021 - 09:51:08

This year's litter pick - possibly the first of two - started out from the hall on Sunday 25th February. It was cold, bright, and well-attended, and a lot of litter was picked. However it would be much nicer if there wasn't so much to do - if there were fewer discarded coffee cups, sandwich packs, fast-food wrappers, those horrible indestructible crisp packets that fill with dirty water...

At the Jubilee Hall ... The main hall and the small bar were redecorated in 2017 and are looking very good. The Playgroup has completed a successful first term at the hall offering sessions totalling 30-hours per week, plus breakfast and after-school clubs. Improvements to the social club room have been delayed by the failure of the heating on that side of the building, but the new heating is now in and the decoration is underway! As the picture below shows...

Social Club room mid-decoration

Painting in progress in the main hall. It's now finished, but that was an impressive lift

Small bar, after decoration

2017

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the rounders match on 11 June – particularly to those bold players of the game. It’s probably fair to say a good time was had by all, even the losers. Special thanks to our referee who managed to keep some fairly unruly teams in line!

Burgers, cream teas and cakes were delicious and went well, and we raised a modest amount of money which will be put towards ongoing refurbishment and decorating plans.

Our April pudding night was a delicious experience and a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to everyone who came and joined in, for all the puddings and for the contribution to the decorating costs. The hall will be redecorated in the first two weeks of the summer holidays, so should be looking lovely quite soon!

2016

Our last big fundraiser of 2016 was the Autumn Quiz on Saturday 1 October. Seventeen teams took part in a very enjoyable quiz with 1970s themed snacks - think vol-au-vents, cheese and pineapple on sticks, and some variations on the theme including Black Forest gateau fairy cakes and Angel Delight shots - and an interval tabletop quiz with stills from famous 1970s films.

The winners' cinematic knowledge was what made the difference to a contest that went to the wire, and they took home the splendid prizes of boxes of Maltesers. The runners-up had to make do with Wagon Wheels...

Over £500 was raised towards the general hall fund which is currently saving towards redecoration inside and out. The outside bit has already been done, and the gutters have been cleared and repaired.

Thanks especially to Tim Hall our quizmaster, but also to all those who helped in any way, from mammoth cooking sessions to helping to clear up, and to all the quizzers who came and joined in.

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In spite of less than lovely weather our second Field Day and Rounders Match, following up last year's event in honour on Don Graham, was a great success. Seven teams battled it out for the winners' medals and t-shirts, a close-fought final being won by The Friends of Carleton Rode School.

Between games there was a chance to enjoy burgers and sausages, a cream tea and cakes, ice-creams, drinks from the bar, and for children to play on the bouncy castle.

After the games there were sack and egg-and-spoon races for some of those too young to face the ruthless competitive spirit of our rounders teams.

Thanks to everyone involved in the preparation for this and for all who baked, served and generally worked so hard to make the afternoon work. And to South Norfolk Council for their contribution to this special Queen's 90th birthday Field Day.

Photos on the Gallery page.

Next year...

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THE HALL ITSELF WASN'T LUCKY WITH THE EDP COMMUNITY CHEST PROJECT, BUT THE SOCIAL CLUB RECEIVED SOME MONEY, WHICH WAS USED TO BUY BENCHES TO PUT ON THE NEW PAVING... 

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MANY THANKS TO AWARDS FOR ALL FOR THE GRANT TOWARDS THE TOILET REFURBISHMENT AT THE HALL...

 

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Here's a picture of the refurbished toilets!

AND WE ALSO NEED TO THANK SOUTH NORFOLK COUNCIL FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION VIA THE NEIGHBOURHOOD FUND!

THANK YOU

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