|JUBILEE HALL - WINSHAM.
Over the past year the committee had had thirteen members, some as village representatives and others representing the organisations of the village and users of the hall.
The committee meet every two months, mainly discussing future maintenance and improvements. In the last year, the hall has been redecorated inside and out by a local person, Mr Steve Weller. Repairs on the roof and general odd jobs have been done to maintain the building. A telephone is now installed for the use of organisations and has proved very useful so far.
There are various organisations using the hall, mainly the; 'Pre-school & Toddlers', 'Rainbow Guides', 'Brownies', 'Aikido', 'Art Club', 'Sunday School', '6+', 'Parish Council', '60's Club', 'W.I', 'Horticultural Society' and Winsham Primary School.
Coffee mornings have been held by the 'RNLI', 'The Friends of Essex House' and other charities supported by Mrs Margaret Long. The 'Street Fair Committee' have had dances, race nights and a well worth seeing fashion show using models from our local community. Jumble sales and discos have been held by the Pre-school and Winsham Youth Club.
At Christmas time various events are organised. Pre-school hold a Bingo night and a nativity. Gillian Grabham organises a play involving children from the 6+ group and an activity day for children with voluntary help from local people.
Of course, this year with the Street Fair which involves the majority of people in Winsham, the hall was used by the PFA of Winsham Primary School, jointly with the Pre-school to provide tea, coffee etc. along with ploughman's lunches and strawberries and cream. Yum!
The '150 Club' still remains the biggest 'fund raiser' for the hall itself, kindly organised by Mrs Janet Smart, who has had this task for a long time.
Mr Philip Kershaw remains a long-standing Treasurer for the hall, and at present Mr Julian Dorse is acting Chairperson, who always knows someone who can help 'free of charge' or 'cheaply' to do a job, if a job needs doing. Mrs Kathy Dorse is the present Secretary and Bookings Secretary, who wishes for the skills of shorthand and typing, but gets by with the help of computers.
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