Farlington Village Hall Charitable Trust AGM

16th November 2022 Farlington Village Hall

Charity No. 235409



John Wills (Trustee)

Susan Scotter (Trustee & Treasurer)

David Waring (Trustee)

Beverley Kershaw (Trustee)

Michael Scotter

  1. Welcome

Chair welcomed all to the village hall AGM but expressed disappointment once again that so few villagers were in attendance.

  1. Apologies for absence

Mr & Mrs Nield, Mr D. Embleton.

  1. Treasurers Report

Treasurer reported that 21/22 accounts had been audited and signed off by an independent auditor and submitted successfully to the Charity Commission along with the Trustee report.

Since start of new financial year (1st April 2022), an income of £1002 had been received to date to include ad hoc one off hire; sale of music night tickets yielding £210 of which £80 was profit; tea room hire by St Leonards church £130 profit; jumble sale £593.50, the proceeds of which were donated to the Ukraine crisis. There is also ongoing income from the fit class held on a Thursday evening.

Expenses were £1522.13. Some events had been subsidised to welcome residents back to village hall post-Covid-19 e.g. Queens Platinum Jubilee BBQ event. Further expenditure incurred on hall maintenance. supplies and utilities.

  • £145 new woodstore
  • £67.66 electricity bill
  • £593 donation to Ukraine crisis

Total funds remaining in VH account: £25,908.

Treasurer noted that some planned events earlier in the year (namely cheese and wine “Call My Bluff” night and the quiz night) had been cancelled due to lack of interest.

  1. Upcoming events

Mulled wine and mince pie night with lighting of the village Christmas tree and carols: Sunday 18th December, 5pm, village hall. Steph & Johnny Wills have kindly offered to organise this for 2022, however, additional volunteers always welcome. Please also take some time to consider what events you might like to see at the village hall in 2023 and let one of the Trustees know.

  1. AOB

Treasurer reported that she was obtaining quotes for the installation of a woodburner in the village hall. She had also contacted Highways to try to get the tarmac repaired immediately in front of the village hall but was not hopeful and it was likely we will have to repair it ourselves.

  1. Date of next meeting

20th September 2023, approx. 7.30pm to follow Parish Meeting AGM

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