Hello! Welcome to the new Crudwell Village Hall web site where you will find information about the hall, who runs it, who pays for it, what’s on and how you can use it. There are sections that will tell you about our regular users that include:
- Short Mat Bowls
- Tai Chi
- Pilates (we are currently seeking a registered teacher)
- Annual Le Mans 24-hour bike ride
- Rugby Tots
So please, take a look around and see what’s new.
Crudwell Village Hall & Recreation Ground is a charity, registered with the UK Charity’s Commission.
The Hall was built in the early 1990s for the enjoyment of the residents of Crudwell. It was founded and has always been managed by independent volunteers who have given years of selfless dedication to making sure the hall is there for future generations to enjoy. But it was the fundraising by the volunteers at the time and the Crudwell Le Mans Bike Ride that were the initial driving force that helped put every stone of the building in place to give us what we have today. It is thanks to the Bike Ride team and their annual fundraising that has proved critical to the hall’s financial survival.
Our independent group of volunteers help manage the day-to-day operations of the hall, whether it is daily maintenance, managing finance, communications and keeping up with the variety of regulatory and legislative rules. Some of these volunteers are also Trustees. Each trustee is elected or re-elected annually at the AGM, some are co-opted during the year, and others represent regular users of the hall.
All trustees are equally financially and legally responsible for the overall management of the hall.
The management and representatives meet monthly to review income and expenditure, bookings, recent hires and forthcoming maintenance needs. Periodically, we also plan for larger capital items such as the recent facilities refurbishment. If you are interested in learning more about how we operate, helping on a voluntary basis or becoming a trustee, then please contact us for a chat.
Our current trustees, management and representatives are:
- Richard Fox (Trustee, Chair, Maintenance management, acting web site, marketing and communications)
- Tom Roberts (Trustee)
- Bob Perry (Trustee and Secretary)
- Jenny Wilson (Trustee, Treasurer and Bookings secretary)
- Russell Wilson (Trustee, Web site, Marketing and Communications)
- Damien Gilmartin (Trustee, Bike Ride – Le Mans 24 fundraising sub-committee)
- Annie Smith (Trustee, CRAG)
- Tom Roberts (Crudwell 1st Scouts Group representative)
- Bob Perry (Badminton Club representative)
- Geoff Lane (Short Mat Bowls representative)
- Annie Smith (CRAG representative)
Annie Smith retired last year after serving the community as a village hall volunteer and trustee for 20 years, having occupied several different functions including chairman and treasurer during her time. Her selfless commitment and experience will be missed.
Nigel Kelly has resigned as a trustee and will retire from the Caretaker’s role during 2021 after more than 14 years of service. He too has put the needs of the community ahead of his own and has provided a critical role in keeping the hall running. Lucky for us he is still actively taking care of the Hall for the time being and his wife Gill is still cleaning!
Bob Perry, our committee secretary and the trustee will resign in April because he has moved out of the area. We will miss his razor-sharp diligence in looking after the administration and regulatory issues – including Covid, supported by his wife Linda.
Having lost three volunteers, it leaves us with a huge hole in manpower and we need to fill it! If you are interested in helping us – even for a couple of hours a week, then please get in touch.