Llandrinio Village Institute Trustees
Mark Davies [Chairman]
Jenny Evans [Vice Chair]
“Trustees report for the year ended 31st July 2009″
This has been a successful year for the Charity, with income for the year showing a substantial increase over the previous financial year, although work is still needed to review many aspects of the Charity’s financial procedures and governance.
The hall is in regular use for whist drives, bingo, martial arts, short mat bowls and meetings of the Women’s Institute, Age Concern, the Severn Valley Strollers and a Mother and Toddlers Group, as well as being used for a wide range of one-off functions.
The field continues to be used for football and cricket, repairs being undertaken to the cricket pitch during the year, and the tennis courts are in regular use during the summer months. The children’s play area, however, hasn’t fared as well and during the year much of the equipment was assessed as no longer being in a safe condition and was removed. Advice has been taken on redevelopment proposals and a number of consultation exercises have been undertaken to establish what sort of play area is now required.
Significant events during the year have been regular car boot sales, the Christmas Fayre, carol singing around the Christmas Tree and the Produce Show. June was undoubtedly the most active month, with a very successful Carnival on 13th and a Cabaret evening on 27th.
Our thanks to all those who continue to support the Charity in a variety of ways, with a special mention to those older volunteers who have been involved with the village hall for many years. Thanks also to the family members of volunteers who did such sterling work on the day of the Carnival. Thanks particularly to Kate Sanderson for her work as Treasurer and to Bill Rowell, who passed on the Chairmanship to Brian Spear. Last but by no means least, a big thank you to Denis and Kay Portman, who continue to look after the hall so well.
For the future, a priority must be the redevelopment of the children’s play area, which we hope will be boosted by the re-establishment of a 50-50 shop on the car park of John and Jean Lewis’s shop and garage. We are already committed to a review of the fees charged for both hall and field facilities and will also consider further promotion of both for educational and recreational purposes.”