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[21 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall – Trustees meeting – 24.8.11 | 512 views]

At Village Hall
Wednesday 24th August 2011 at 8.00
Attendees: Rob Summers, Paul Galloway, Ted Townsend, Liz Gosling, Neville Cheeseman, Sue Gush, Paul Forster, Eleanor Wood
Apologies: Kimmo Evans, Peter Rugg, Jan Coman

Draft minutes of the meeting on 6th July 2011 were approved – released to website
Outstanding amendment to AGM minutes is still outstanding

Matters Arising:

Hall bookings are now accessible by trustees via a shared calendar on Google +

This allows trustees to see if the hall is free.

If approached for a booking or wishing to make one, a …

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[5 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Dates for your 2011 Diary | 655 views]
Dates for your 2011 Diary

Saturday  19th March  7.30pm – Theme Night in the Hall – the first one in the new hall and the theme is P for Party – come dressed as something beginning with P – Pilot, Person (!), Pirate, Painter etc.
Wednesday 13th April 2-4.30pm Police Cross Country (Nationals) Beer & Branscombe –
15 marshals needed again and the sum of £500 could be ours for the hall funds.
Saturday 14th May 7.30pm Race Night at the Hall – bet on your dead certs!
Saturday 11th June 6.00pm – Umborne Ug run / walk …

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[26 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on 12th Night Supper in the Hall | 592 views]
12th Night Supper in the Hall

The annual 12th night supper will take place in the hall on
Saturday 8th January at 7.30pm.
This is a bring and share supper – please bring a plate of finger food – either sweet or savoury.
There is a bar and a raffle so please come loaded with money!
We also have a table quiz for groups of up to 4 people on the events of the year 2010. Liz also produces her picture quiz on people, places and flora and fauna – plus we will have a few other fun events for …

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[19 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Hall Opening Photos | 1,614 views]
Hall Opening Photos

Saturday 16th October 2010 – 4.30pm. Umborne Hall is finally opened in front of a crowd of about 150 locals, supporters and Press.
Rob Summers, the Chairman of the Trustees, starts off the proceedings with his speech of welcome and thanks to all who helped in so many different ways, not just over the last 7 months, but over the last 15 years.

The Rev. Alistair McCollum blesses the new hall:

Mrs Dolly Blackmore and Mrs Lillian Bird cut the ribbon to declare the hall officially open:

The Press call for a photo shoot …

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[14 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Grand Hall Opening | 997 views]
Grand Hall Opening

Residents of Umborne celebrate opening of new community hall
Residents of the Umborne Valley, near Axminster, will this weekend be gathering to mark the culmination of remarkable community commitment and dedication, as they officially open their new village hall. Mrs Dorothy Blackmore and Mrs Lillian Bird, two long-term residents of the valley will cut the ribbon to open the new hall. Mrs Blackmore has connections to members of the Women’s Institute who originally put the hall here in 1948. A celebratory afternoon starting with cream teas and an official Opening …

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[13 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Video Of New Hall Construction | 593 views]
Video Of New Hall Construction

Stride Timber, the contractors who built the hall have made a fantastic time-lapse video of the hall construction. You can see it from their web site here.

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[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Children’s Christmas Party | 669 views]
Children’s Christmas Party

The Christmas Party for all the children of the local area, is held in the hall in early December. This year, 2010,  the date is December 4th from 3 to 5 pm.

This party event was started about 10 years ago by Sheila, Gill and Angela and in the early days there were about 20 children having fun and games in the hall. As numbers of young families with children has increased in the valley, so have numbers of children at the party, reaching well into the forties now. Mrs Sprague …

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[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on New Hall Opening | 565 views]
New Hall Opening

An important announcement about the hall:
The New Umborne Hall will be opening on:
Saturday  16th  October 2010

Complimentary cream teas will be served from 4.00 to 6.00pm

The hall will be officially opened at 4.30pm

The Opening Night Celebration will be from 6.00pm to whenever!

There will be a barrel of beer, wine and soft drinks.
This is a bring and share party so please bring a plate of finger food (savoury or sweet) for all to share.

All are welcome! Come and admire your new hall!!

So …

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[6 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Latest Hall News (Sept.1st) | 464 views]
Latest Hall News (Sept.1st)

 Hall news update from Rob:
Since the last report on Aug 16th, two things have outwardly changed the appearance of the new hall & its surroundings ; firstly the grass seed sown on the banks of the stream & the bank around the car park have germinated with the rain,  to colour up these areas nicely. We may in the future add something more decorative to the stream banks but we expect some unwanted species to germinate both now & next spring which we can exterminate without losing the grass cover. …

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[16 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on New hall news (August 16th) | 669 views]
New hall news (August 16th)

The latest Hall news update from Rob:
Last Saturday (August 7th) saw the third annual Cider Festival held at the Gerrard Arms in Colyton. Several members of the Umborne Valley manned the door & enjoyed an afternoon of competition as 29 different ciders were judged to produce a trophy winner, the judge was noted to be grinning & staggering at the end ! All 23 Cider makers were from an area bounded by Chideock in the east, Stockland to the north & Sidbury to the west. The resulting range of …