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The Hall’s Annual General Meeting will take place on May 29th at the Village Hall, and members of the public are welcome to attend from 9am for tea and biscuits with the AGM starting at 9.30am, followed by a committee meeting. If you would like to attend, please email our Secretary before 15th May, at ferringvh.sec@gmail.com as places are limited.

We’re delighted to report that after many months of closure, the first step towards re-opening our doors and getting back to normal was scheduled to take place on Wednesday April 14th with the first event being the weekly village market. Of course, all events  until June 21st will be run according to Covid-19 rules, including social distancing, the wearing of masks etc.

The next milestone is May 17th, from when indoor events can take place but at reduced capacity. The Main Hall will accommodate up to 30 people seated, and the Club Room, 20 people seated. On June 21st, these remaining restrictions will be removed with clubs and societies allowed to meet and we can even have a dance! And no masks necessary and no social distancing! But the test and trace system will still be operating so records of attendance will be required. (These dates are all, of course, subject to confirmation nearer the time).

A popular event already scheduled is the return of the Film Club, which is due to show Military Wives on July 16th.

As part of the Hall’s ongoing maintenance programme, we have a new flat roof on the Club Room and the boiler room.

As a post Covid effort and way to refresh our noticeboards, hirers have been invited to provide new posters to display in the boxes outside the hall. Do let us know if you like the new posters and if they inspire you to try some of the many activities going on at the Hall.

Booking Secretaries Newsletter

It is so good to be able to write to you all in April knowing there are strong signs we are in the first stages of opening the doors of your Ferring Village Hall and for our village to see the return of this much loved hub of our village community.
We are inviting all who will be returning to be creative, and update your posters for the display boxes. These are our shop windows and we would like to see lots of colour and energy to broadcast your return with your contact details, which could be email addresses if preferred. If you are undecided at the moment, but wish to return at some point in the future, we will be happy to hear from you too when you are ready. We would like to remove all old posters from the boxes ready for a fresh start. Maybe replace them with a poster with the name of your club or association, and a general message inviting the village community to watch your space for further updates when you know more. We understand several national clubs are waiting for the thumbs up.
Our Website and Facebook page are also a good way to pass the word. If this poses a bit of a challenge we have a team ready and willing to help you. Remember we also add our own news items onto our website too.
The idea is to inform new people coming to live in our lovely Village how to contact your clubs, which could be of interest to them. In addition, to all the residents who will be thinking their local Village Hall is a good place to come before they start travelling greater distances. We are open to suggestions from you too as we begin to breathe life into our Village Hall. We are all looking forward to seeing the return of FADS and the Film Club to name but two in due time.
As before the posters need to be of A4 size, in colour and laminated to protect them from the strong rays of the sun. If possible think about refreshing them every few months so there is something new and fresh to draw attention. Please post through the Village Hall letter box in an A4 envelope, and let us know by email for us to arrange a collection. It is also a good idea to include 2 size A5 posters for the notice boards inside the hall.
 
                    Your posters ideally need to be on display as soon as possible to make the village aware.
Please write to the Booking Secretaries on ferringvh.sec@gmail.com if there is anything else you need to know.
The Trustees next AGM meeting will be on Saturday, 29th May starting at 9.00am.
Please write to our Secretary on ferringvh.sec@gmail.com to confirm you would like to attend. 
There will be limited spaces due to social distancing.
Thank you all again for your amazing support, and the Trustees look forward to welcoming our new clubs and also the return of our regular hirers in the near future.
Take care and stay safe.
Best Wishes
Jeannette & Janet
Booking Secretaries

Ferring Film Society

Subject to Government rules, Ferring Film Society are planning to reopen and show the first film on Friday July 16th, 2021. Doors will open 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start. Ticket price £6

 

Friday 16th JulyMilitary Wives
Friday 17th SeptemberLittle Women
Friday 15th OctoberThe War With Grandpa
Friday 19th NovemberEmma