Village Hall (Alstonefield Memorial Hall & Community Centre)
TO BOOK THE VILLAGE HALL
The Main Hall: £13 per hour; Meeting Room: £10 per hour; Hall & Meeting Room: £16 per hour
Corporate Rates for the whole day are subject to negotiation. Local residents and organisations half price subject to the discretion of the committee.
90 Years Young! Dorothy Retires After 60 Years Service
After the Annual General Meeting on April 15th 2013 the members toasted the retirement of Dorothy Critchlow.
Aproaching her 90th Birthday, she retired from her position as Treasure and Booking Officer. She served on the Village Hall Committee for an outstanding 60 years. Chairman Jean Allen presented her with a DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD in grateful appreciation of her 60 years of dedication and service. On Friday 3rd May, The Village Hall Committee hosted a surprise party for Dorothy. CLICK HERE to read the Ashbourne News Telegraph article on this.
Village Hall Official Opening
In Autumn 2011, the village hall committee faced a difficult decision whether or not to continue with the £100,000 project to build and equip an extension to replace the old school toilets with disabled facilities and to provide new storage areas and a meeting room. With the help of grants from Staffordshire County Council, Robbie Williams, Garfield Weston Foundation and £20,000 of local donations the project was able to proceed. Chairman, Jean Allen went on to say, “Along with past projects, we have transformed the old village school into what is now a first class village amenity which we can be proud of and will benefit our community for years to come. Thank you all for your help”.
The 100 people attending the ceremony on 29th September 2012 saw Mrs Dorothy Critchlow cutting the ribbon to officially open the new extension. Dorothy was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers to mark her amazing achievement of 60 years service on the committee. Read the Ashbourne Telegraph Report on the VH official opening – CLICK HERE
VILLAGE HALL BOOK STALL – BOOKS WANTED !
The Book Stall has now been completely restocked and is open whenever the village hall is accessible. It is located in the corner of the main hall next to the fire exit.
If you would like to donate books (or CDs/DVDs)to the stall please contact Dave or Val on 310322 and we will either arrange for collection or invite you and your books for coffee! Please do not leave books in the hall as they need to be sorted and priced before adding to stock. Thank You!
Village Hall Officers
Chairman - Jean Allen (310201)
Vice Chairman - Dave Littlehales (310322)
Secretary – Margaret Cohen (310381)
Treasurer – Sue Lovatt (310458)
Social Sec. – Dave Littlehales (310322)
Frank Lipp (310302)
Sue Lovatt (310458)
Marie McIlroy (310293)
Jill Benghiat (310230)
Ken Sharples (310072)
Tony Spybey (310442)
Ernie Allen (310201)
Pauline Hambleton (310 )
Val Littlehales (310322)
Village Hall Extension
Donation to Alstonefield Village Hall Extension Fund.
Information about the progress of the extension to the village hall is available here : Village Hall Extension
Car Boot Sale RefreshmentsRefreshments are served in the Village Hall on the mornings of Car Boot Sales, normally held every fourth Sunday of each month during the summer.
Re-opening of the Old School Garden opposite the Village Hall – 2009
(In memory of the late Les Griffin.)
Until the late 1960′s the Old School Garden was used by pupils to grow vegetables. Following closure of the village school in 1982 and the subsequent purchase of the building as our new village hall in 1985, the garden was included as part of the property belonging to Alstonefield Education Trust.
Following the kind offer of the Education Trust to sell this piece of land to the Village Hall and the very generous offer by the family of the late Les Griffin to pay for it and donate it to the Village Hall Committee in Les’s memory, the official re-opening of the garden, by the Griffin family, took place on the afternoon of Saturday 27th June 2009. The weather was kind to us as many gathered to enjoy tea, cake and light refreshments in the garden afterwards.
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