WARM SPACES MARCH DROP-INS
Every Tuesday in March from 10-12noon you can drop in to the social club room for free tea, coffee and biscuits.
If you would like to come but need help with transport let us know and we can arrange a lift.
SOUTH NORFOLK COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUS
This travelling support and advice hub will be at the village hall on Tuesday 20th February from 10.30
Responsible Dog Owners
Recently we have found dog poo on the playing field.
This is an area where children play.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG
LOOK OUT FOR THE WARM SPACES EVENTS TAKING PLACE UNTIL THE END OF MARCH- THEY ARE ALL FREE
FAMILY FUN PIG RACE NIGHT- warm spaces free event
Saturday 3rd February 6pm
Following on from the fun of the snail racing last year we are running something similar to brighten a winter evening. This year we will be racing toy electronic pigs. There will be a tote for each race with your chance to bet on your favourite 'trotter' Half the takings will go on prize money and the other half towards lighting for the play area at the rear of the hall. Hot drinks, squash and a light buffet will be provided.
Come and join us for an evening of light-hearted fun.
Starting on Saturday 23rd September we will be hosting community cinema days again in partnership with Creative Arts East.
We have a monthly film starting at 7pm
THIS MONTH AS PART OF OUR WARM SPACES PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
IT IS FREE!
7pm Saturday 24th February
The Date for the next film is Saturday 23rd March- ONE LIFE
Over the Coronation weekend the hall and social club hosted celebratory events. These include live music on Saturday and A Big Coronation Lunch on the field on Sunday.
Over the Easter Holidays the main hall and small bar were redecorated so everywhere is looking brighter and fresher, especially with the new flooring in the bar as well.
Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall Easter Cup 5-a-side junior football tournament
After a rather cold, wet and muddy lead up to Saturday's community tournament the weather was kind to us in the end.
6 teams from local schools and clubs took part using the 5-a-side pitches on the 3G court and field.
Great attitude and sportsmanship was shown by all the local youth teams which were well supported from the sidelines.
The afternoon ended with medal and trophy presentations and delicious hot-dogs for all the participants.
Thanks to all who supported the event and those who helped make it happen.
Over the winter the building was a Community Hot-Spot with funding to enable us to be available as a warm space, offer free hot drinks and support the community.
We used the money to fund community cinema days, provide food for the family snail race night, host a repair workshop and Tuesday drop-in coffee mornings in March. We are hoping the scheme will be running again next winter and we can offer support again.
The little hillock has been given a new lease of life with the installation of a rather fabulous fortress by Action Play & Leisure. This was part funded by a grant from Lovewell Blake as part of the Norfolk Community Fund. The children are loving it.
Christmas Baking Workshop
A very busy but enjoyable time was had by all and eveyone went home with tins full of festive bakes.
Carleton Rode Walking Football Team
Carleton Rode Walking Football Team with their new strip, kindly sponsored by CR Social Club.
On Sunday 27th November the lads played a very keenly contested 'friendly' against Waveney Pacemakers - many friends and family came along to support, which was fantstic to see. A huge thank you to Steve Race for investing his time to grow the team and set up the fixtures - more to follow next year.
A big thank you to the Social Club for sponsoring & to Gary Randall for maintaining the pitch & grounds.
ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
You can now check availability, book and pay for the hall or sports court online. See the link at the bottom of the home page.
Darren Rush has been busy installing a disabled/accessible toilet in the back room of the hall. With an alarm, grab bars and plenty of space for those with mobility issues to manoeuver this toilet is accessed from the outside so that it can be available to hall, social club or sports court visitors who need this type of facility.
Thanks to another fantastic award from BIFFA, the kitchen has had a facelift. It all looks clean and fresh. The work was carried out by Cunninghams with Howdens providing the cabinet doors, worktops etc. We think they did a great job.
SPORTS COURT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
The old block wall and fencing has now been removed and replaced with a MUGA mesh fence. This will greatly improve the 3G court for everyone. It all looks very smart and is already in use by several youth football teams for their winter training.
We were aware we needed to improve our offering for those with limited mobility and this was a large part of the fundraising project. Now the fencing and accessible toilet are done we just have the trod path to install to improve access between the main path and the court. Hopefully this should be sorted over the next couple of weeks. ALL members of our community can now comfortably use and enjoy our space.
We have strong support from local schools who are very keen to come and enjoy some limited mobility sports with local coaches. Our improved facilities should make this possible.
HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN THE CROWDFUNDING -TOGETHER WE MADE THINGS HAPPEN.
THE STORY OF CARLETON RODE VILLAGE HALL
!982-2022- Celebrating 40 years as a community hub.
In 1977 the village of Carleton Rode was holding an outdoor celebration of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee when it rained heavily. The festivities decamped to a local barn, but it was then that a decision was taken to build a village hall. After a tremendous fundraising effort and with a grant from the Local Authority the hall was inaugurated in 1982 and named Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall. Since then it has been at the heart of village life.
During term time the hall is used by Carleton Rode Preschool, with sessions running Monday to Friday. They also offer a breakfast and after school club, extending their child care provision to primary age children and thereby benefitting working parents who need that extra time either end of the school day.
If you fancy getting active then Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall is the place to come. Our large main hall provides ideal space for the Short Mat Bowling Group, weekly yoga sessions, Zumba class and Pickleball Club. We also have a fully equipped table-tennis table and a full-sized badminton court marked out (which also doubles up as our pickleball court) if you want to hire it out by the hour for a game or two.
At the rear of the hall we have a large playing field with a well equipped and recently refurbished children’s play area. Thanks to a generous award from Biffa, in February 2022 we were able to replace and refurbish some of the worn equipment and to install additional apparatus, including a very popular nest swing. All ready to help us celebrate our 40th birthday.
Our fantastic 3G multi-use sports court is also behind the hall. The new 3G surface was installed in September 2021, again funded by a number of grants from local and national organisations, providing a fantastic sports facility for the local community. Fully floodlit, it has proved very popular with local youth football teams for training sessions throughout the winter. With coached sessions for Men’s Walking Football, mini-rugby, multisports, Cardio tennis and tennis available to the general public, as well as regular timeslots for locals to have a casual kick-about, we are trying to meet the needs of as many people as we can. It can be hired by the hour if you fancy a game of tennis, football etc.
With a well-equipped kitchen and bar, the hall is an ideal venue for private birthday parties, wedding receptions and other celebratory occasions. With marquee style tenting and twinkly lights installed the main hall is easily transformed into a special space. We even hosted a Wedding Fair in 2019 and hope to host another in the near future.
The hall also has a stage with a green room/changing room behind. The scene of many a performance from the local amateur dramatic group, the Jubilee Players. Unfortunately, they have now disbanded but the memories of their annual pantomimes live on. Still a great space for bands and visiting theatre groups.
The hall is the venue for meetings of Carleton Rode Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee and other local organisations such as the History Group and the Ploughing Association. Church events at the hall include the Harvest Supper, Christmas Fair, the annual quiz and the annual summer fête.
Part of the hall is let out to the Carleton Rode Social Club, which hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from live music to brewery takeovers via cheese and wine evenings and quizzes. The Social Club Committee works closely with the Jubilee Hall Management Committee in fundraising and running the hall.
£10 per hour daytime and local groups
Evening events £80 (up to six hours, additional setting-up/clearing up time charged at the hourly rate)
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