Ashley and Loggerheads to lose its Village Hall unless new volunteers step in
Ashley Memorial Hall faces being closed unless new volunteers come forward to join the management committee and actively get involved in the day to day running of the hall
The five remaining members of the Village Hall management committee announced they would all be standing down at the Annual General meeting at the end of 2021.
There will now be a handover period for a new committee to take charge, but only if one can be formed.
An appeal has been launched to find volunteers to keep the Hall open and operating to its full capacity.
The Memorial Hall is where many local residents, groups and organisations meet on a weekly basis and to close the Hall would have such a major impact on Ashley and Loggerheads”.
A fresh new batch of people are needed with commitment to the community and a vision for how this incredible facility can be saved and continue to be adapted to meet the community’s needs for the future”
The committee are concerned that the Hall may have to close and the charity mothballed or wound up if they are unable to find new volunteers”
A new Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Bookings Clerk and Handyman/caretaker as well as committee members and others, who would just wish to volunteer, are being recruited to help manage and deliver the day to day operations of the Hall.
The Hall committee is independent of any other organised body or council and is itself a registered charity and committee members also become trustees of the Hall charity
If you want to actively get involved and give something back to the community and ensure the Hall continues to thrive then please contact us by email or Facebook messenger urgently to let us know your interest and for further information.
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Ashley Memorial Hall awarded National Lottery Funding
We are pleased to announce that the Hall has been awarded £10,000 in National Lottery Funding to help put a new flat roof on the building - We have just banked the cheque!
The hall continues to be a busy meeting place and this new roof will ensure that the hall continues to thrive in the future.
With lockdown starting to relax, people are telling us they can’t wait to get back to socialising and getting involved again in some of the regular activities such as Yoga, Babies & Toddler group, Ballroom and Sequence dance lessons, Small dog training, Indoor Bowling, Youth drama group, Badminton and Garden Guild.”
Also, of course, the hall is used for Children’s and Family celebrations, Weddings and Christenings, social evenings and tea dances, events to support good causes, extra space for school productions – in fact anything that involves people getting together
We are really grateful for this funding from the Community Fund and our thanks to all players of the National Lottery.
At our time of need with a badly leaking flat roof and concerns at the cost of replacement, the lottery and its players have come through for us - thank you
As we come out of lockdown we can now get back to a more normal life with opportunities to see friends, enjoy activities together, learn new skills and resume contact in a “real space.”
See you at the hall!
The hall is now preparing to welcome back our hall users from 17th May 2021 following the horrendous last 12 months of the pandemic.
During the last 12 months we have been upgrading and enhancing the appearance of the hall with UPVC covered fascia's and bargeboards and new front doors and a full exterior re-paint.
We have also fully re-decorated the main hall and polished the excellent wooden floor.
We are hopeful that these upgrades will continue into the summer with a new flat roof and roof lights - subject to our grant applications being successful.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hall!
Three brand new puppy and small dog training classes have started on Thursday evenings at the hall.
The classes are at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
These classes are organised by Debbie Harrison.
With many years of teaching experience, Debbie is qualified with The Association of Pet Dog Trainers & The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.
Debbie says "Our puppy classes will help you and your puppy learn in a fun and relaxed way, including functional training, lifestyle skills, tricks and much more."
"Those early weeks and months with your new puppy can be very rewarding but also very frustrating; teach your puppy the right way with positive, reward based training delivered in small, personal and friendly group classes in a spacious environment."
Contact Debbie on 07779610111 to reserve your place or for more information.
A fantastic night at the hall with a children's halloween party - organised by Michael Lloyd from the Shropshire Theatre Company to raise funds for the Memorial Hall.
Our thanks to Michael and all of his helpers for such a great evening at the hall.
This was the first time the new hall stage sound and lighting was used and what a great show!
Once again the committee of Ashley Memorial Hall is pleased to lend its support to Ashley locals Tom and Judy Green (pictured along with fellow supporters Mark & Sally from Vanchaud mobile catering) who are sponsoring this charity event to screen young people for any potential undiagnosed heart conditions. The hall saw approximately 220 young people screened over the weekend. Several cubicles with ECG equipment were set up together with ultrasound equipment and there was a cardiologist on hand to review every screening.
More information on the "CRY" charity can be found by clicking the button
The weekend was funded from a memorial fund set up by Tom and Judy after their son, Adam, sadly died following an undiagnosed heart condition and this is not the first "CRY"event sponsored by Tom and Judy at the hall and we suspect may not be the last.
Our thanks to Tom and Judy and all of their many supporters and friends for putting on this screening and helping to save lives and promote and protect cardiac health in the young
December 2018 - Santa and Olaf visit the hall and a great "christmas time" was had by all who visited. Members of the theatre group gave some stunning performances,
Olaf sang for everyone and then signed autographs and our young visitors helped to decorate the Christmas tree.
There was a disco themed bouncy castle and plenty to eat and drink and a Christmas raffle.
The hall looked fabulous!
Santa arrived and met all our young visitors and presents were everywhere.
The day helped to raise funds for the Theatre company and to help raise funds to enable the hall to purchase a professional stage light and sound system for use by all future users.
A very special thank you to Michael Lloyd and his family and friends and to the members of the theatre group who had given their time and made this day possible - well done!