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Ardentinny Community Council

Quiz night

NEXT Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm is the Village Hall Quiz Night on Food and Drinks (doors open at 7pm)

Come along and have a few laughs! Remember to bring your own drinks and snacks. £2.50 per member and £3.00 for non-members. The Quiz will be hosted by John Brint so make a date in your diary now. Plus there will be Bonus Ball competition so bring some extra cash

The Ardentinny Village Hall Committee

Chairman- Mark Rowthorn

Secretary- Brian Hillesdon

Treasurer- Helen West

Elsbeth Brint

Dee Robinson

If you would like to join the hall team, more helpers are always welcome, please contact us 

ardentinnyvillagehall8@gmail.com

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weekly groups/ clubs

 

 

Weekly Groups

Ardentinny Village Hall

 2024

Village hall membership information

Monday

Tuesday

Membership £12 per year

from 1st April each year

Pay directly into the hall account with the details below.

Please write the first line of your address as the reference and then email your name and the name of anyone else you are paying including the reference that this has been done to:  ardentinnyvillagehall8@gmail.com

Ardentinny Hall Association

A/c:  00123850

Sort:  80-13-46

 

Ukulele/Music group

Please join us on from 17.30-19.30pm. 

Following our successful live debut at the bowling club, we are currently running a beginner session. 

All abilities welcome, spare instruments available. 

£3 per session, tea/coffee included.

Email :-

 ardentinny.ukulele@gmail.com 

for further info.

 

Badminton 

10.30 am – 12.30pm

£3 per person.

Contact for more info- 

Anne Wood

07894 274422

 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Hobbies

7pm – 9pm

All welcome for a chat and a cuppa and friendly help with your knitting/ crochet/ quilting etc. Anyone who has a hobby or would just like to drop in and meet people, please call in.

Contact Margo Hendry 01369 810262

£3 per person.

 

Tai-Chi

Heavenly Mountain Gate Tai-Chi Chuan (Yang Tradition)

6.30pm – 7.30pm

£5 per person

Contact Bryan on 07813 374879 for new enquiries.

 

 

Saturday

Sunday

Hiring the village hall

Monthly quiz nights please check the calender

 

Contact for more information

ardentinnyvillagehall8@gmail.com

£100 Per day

£50 1/2 day

Membership is required by all who attend the regular clubs in the hall.    
     
     
     
     
     
     

Thursday-

Carpet bowls 2.30-4pm 

Members £25 non-member £2.50 per session All welcome to join in (October to the end of March)

Contact Gordon Smith 01369 810318  (new season starts Thursday 5th October)

Saturday

 

NEWS

John and Elsbeth Brint are going to be running the acclaimed monthly Village Hall Quiz nights. These will take place EVERY MONTH on the 2nd Saturday of the month. So, the first one will be held on Saturday 11th May (put it in your diary). This month it is a General Knowledge Quiz. The hall will open at 7.00pm and the quiz will start at 7.30pm. Bring your own drinks and snacks – Fee will be £2.50 per person – please join any table you wish. Remember all the money raised goes to keeping the hall running for everyone to use.

 

Other events to be organised by the village hall please check the newsletter and calender

A downloadable copy of this form at the end.

Ardentinny Village Hall Survey - 2024

Ardentinny Village hall is YOUR local hall

The new Management Team for the Ardentinny Village Hall want to find out what matters most to you - the local people and community groups of Ardentinny.

To help achieve that, we are carrying out this community consultation with you to identify issues or activities that could be addressed or undertaken to help make the Ardentinny Village Hall better meet the needs of the local community that it serves.

We kindly ask if you could complete the survey by 30th April 2024. We will come round and collect it from you on that date, if you are not in, please leave it in a poly-pocket at the front door for one of us to collect, or you can drop your completed survey in the mail box at the Village Hall.

We would like to hear your views on the following questions:

Do you ever use/attend functions at the hall?

 

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If not are there specific reasons why not?

 

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Is there an event/function(s) that you would like to see happen at the hall?

 

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Is there anything that you dislike about the hall

 

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What improvements would like to see in the management of the hall?

 

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What physical changes/improvements would you like to the building?

 

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Is there anything else you would like to add?

 

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As a help, please consider the following topical areas for your feedback:

  • Activities   Comfort      Membership
  • Safety   Amenities    Hire Charges
  • Accessibility   Site      Plans/potential developments

 

If you prefer to complete this online see https://www.ardentinnycc.co.uk/ardentinny-village-hall

 

From your feedback we will develop a prioritised list of themes that will become priorities for the Management Team to tackle. This will provide a focus for us on where you want us to spend time and effort to improve both the hall events and activities together with making the hall a more accessible and comfortable place to go.

 

If you are not already on the village hall mailing list and would like to be, can you please fill in your email address here;

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By giving us your email address, you grant the Village Hall Management Group the right to retain your details under the Data Protection Act so that we can contact in the future.

 

If you would like to join the join the hall committee or have any questions, you can email us at ardentinnyvillagehall8@gmail.com 

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Ardentinny Village Hall Association - Minutes

Public Meeting – 19th March 2024

19th March 2024 7pm

Present:

Chair: Guy Elder

Treasurer: Olwyn Calder - Mcshane

Secretary: Dee Robinson

Member: Neil Robinson

Attendees: Brian Hillesdon
              Mark Rowthorn

       Helen West

       Roger Canning

       Elsbeth & John Brint

       Linda Naismith

       Susie Robertson

       Lydia and Dave Moodie

Apologies:   Sandra & Ian Davidson

Jeannie Rowland & Jim Urquhart

Mike Loochin

Isobel Gray

Neil thanked everyone for coming.

Accounts

Olwyn gave the accounts report and explained we are in a better position than last year after funding and fund-raising events.

Olwyn was concerned we needed the accounts to be signed off and this needs to be a registered accountant. This has been looked into and we know this does not have to be a qualified accountant.

Guy offered to sign these off as he has been involved with the running of the hall and understands the expenditure.

Guy explained we are better off than some of the other halls which are in financial difficulty.

Neil explained we have had a lot of free electricity then explained the latest electric bill and readings and paper passed round to everyone attending, with the figures on.

Guy apologised for being late and explained he is stepping down as chairman, he thanked previous members for assisting.

Neil is stepping down as a group member but will carry on with the projects he has already started.

Outstanding projects are:

The kitchen area will need £5k to make improvements including buying industrial size ovens so we can apply for food hygiene certificates which opens more doors for people wishing to hire the hall for functions such as weddings and catering for events such as the Argyll Rally. We have also looked at connecting to the internet.

We have requested for £15k from the sale of Highgate Hall to install updated heating now the hall has been insulated and the electric wiring has been replaced.

The bicycle rack needs to be constructed and fitted. 

Previous Projects

Guy explained the previous projects which have been completed including all damp and ingress has been dealt with, new guttering, roofing and the hall decorated.

Although there are issues with storage namely in the container, but we have not had a chance to start to sort this out. A date will be organised where the village will have the opportunity to come and assist with emptying and tidying the container and anything which has not been used for a while will be given as first refusal to the village before either being disposed of or given to a charity shop.

Funding is also available for the hall, although, we have not had time to look into this and apply for any.

Before Guy and Neil stepped down, the group decided to increase the rental of the hall has not been updated (as far as we know) for the last 10 years so to cover electric usage and insurance this has been increased from £7 per hour to £10 per hour and will begin on the 1st April 2024. Neil advised that if any groups are struggling, with the price increase, to go and speak to him and he will assist with looking at funding rather than any groups disbanding.

AMENDMENT

The price increase for groups has been reviewed and will not be £10 per hour as we have been informed this is too high and due to some groups having less members on some days, this is not practical.

The new Hall Management Group secretary will mention any changes when a new update is sent.

Guy mentioned the tree stumps in the corner of the car park will be moved in due course.

The brush is to be cleared as he is trying to avoid run off when there is heavy rain from forming a deep puddle near his property which keeps happening and could potentially cut off residents from that part of the village from leaving to get into town etc.

We requested volunteers to come onto the group to prevent all groups being disbanded and the hall closing and being sold.

Mark Rowthorn volunteered to be Chairman and Brian Hillesdon volunteered to be secretary.

After Dee explained that rather than putting all responsibility for setting up functions on one or two people, if there were 6 volunteers to clean the hall, this would mean the hall would be cleaned by each person once every 6 weeks or once every 3 weeks if they were to work in pairs. There would also be one person to go to the local paper to advertise the larger functions, someone to go to the printers to order posters and flyers and everyone to distribute these to the town and outside areas rather than only having one or two people to do all of it.

As a result, Elsbeth and Helen have also kindly volunteered to come on to the group.

A meeting of the new Management Group will be confirmed to discuss further projects and events going forward and assist in a smooth transition of information for the new chairman and secretary.

Linda Naismith requested we ask a member from each group to be present at meetings to keep everyone informed of news and changes. This was agreed upon and will be actioned on future meetings. 

Kind Regards,

Dee.

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