Village Hall AGM

A lively and well attended Village Hall AGM on November 2nd  included the committee setting out their reasons for supporting the Nursery move into the hall. Lots of good questions were asked and (we hope) good answers provided. The committee were re-elected andSarah Round was elected as a new member.

David Pepper, Chair, was presented with a gift to thank him for all his hard work on the hall and the Festival

The committee – November 2021

David Pepper (Chair)

Diana Probyn

Sarah Round

Jonathan Iremonger

Andrew Hughes

Leo Seymour

Matt Millward

The committee welcomes feedback, suggestion and comment. Contact comms@eastmeonvillagehall.co.uk

AGM 2021 Chair Review

EMVH Accounts YE 31082021

Nursery Decison

The Village Nursery Agreement – Signed 27Sep21

East Meon Village Hall Welcomes The Village Nursery

In November The Village Nursery will move to the village hall from its current base. This is a professional operation taking children from 2-4 years running five days a week (9-3pm bar Tuesday – 9-12), allowing working parents to leave their children at the village hall. It costs £5.25 per hour. The Nursery has an established client base, many of whom come from the village. This will save the travelling time.

Local mother and school governor Anna Tebbut – who worked at the previous hall based nursery –  said “There are currently children in the village who have never been to pre-school because there are families living in East Meon without any transport.  Pre-school is an important element of child development and having a pre-school in the village once more would enable more of our community to access child care”.

Village Hall Committee chair David Pepper said “This is a significant new use for the larger hall and while it will reduce availability for other daytime users, having a nursery in the village again will support children who were unable to benefit from pre-school. The committee has consulted widely on this and also carefully considered how this will affect the village. Appropriate protections are in place and we will monitor how this works over the coming months”.

Hall users should note that the Village Nursery operates in school term only, the large hall is available at other times and during term after 3pm, small hall is available at all times. The Café is not affected. All regular users have been consulted, and an alternative venue is also under discussion.

Contact the hall info@eastmeonvillagehall.co.uk or Jo Baker at The Village Nursery CNSplay@outlook.com  for further information.

Nestled in the beautiful curves of the South Downs National Park, East Meon is a quintessential English village.

At the heart of our community is the village hall, providing the ideal venue for celebrating those momentous lifetime occasions; christenings, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and wakes!

The hall also hosts regular events; yoga, cinema, table tennis, fitness training, fund raising events, and we even host a mobile dental service!

Our stage also means that we are happy to host entertainment events for both commercial and non-commercial organisations. It is also the perfect venue for companies that would like to promote their services to our diverse local community or as a base for organisations that may be running events locally.

We have a state of the art projector, including screen, which would make the hall an ideal venue for community engagement sessions or company meetings.

The hall has two rooms that may be hired separately or together and can hold up to 250 people. We can also provide tables and chairs, as well as a kitchen complete with cups, cutlery etc, and a dishwasher! And given the fickle weather we enjoy, we have both heating and air conditioning.

We also have ample car parking on site for our hall customers, and of course we are fully licensed. Please explore the web site and do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions.

The village hall team look forward to welcoming you to our community. And please remember that by hiring the hall not only will you will be holding your event in a beautiful location, but also be supporting our community as all the funds raised go directly to maintaining and improving East Meon Village Hall.