Snooker tournament December 2019

 

A very successful Snooker Competition took place during the first two weeks of December. Organised by Karen Gillingham, the event raised approximately £150 for the hall, and attracted new and experienced players for a series of entertaining play-offs. The overall winner was John Wyatt, who receives three months free use of the snooker room as well as a trophy. Please call Karen Gillingham on 01435 831563 to enquire about booking the snooker room.

National Village Halls Week & Old School AGM Monday 27th January

Village Halls Week logoIt’s National Village Halls Week – described as “an annual  celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going” (https://acre.org.uk/our-work/village-halls-week.php).  Across the country, village halls are putting on special events and publicising their work on local radio and social media.

To coincide with Village Halls Week,  Dallington Old School has produced its second annual newsletter to let residents know what’s been happening and what we offer.  You can download it from this link.  Old School News January 2020. Print copies are also available in the hall, and we hope to distribute more around the village.

We would also like to encourage you to come along to our Annual General Meeting next Monday 27th January at 4-5pm (straight after the Library Cafe so the hall will still be nice and warm! ). This is a chance to hear reports and plans from the trustees, to share your ideas for using the hall and to elect next year’s committee.

More information about the hall and some of the clubs which meet there at the Village Hall page of this website.

Dallington Events January 2020

REMINDER: the monthly Saturday Library Cafe takes place tomorrow 4th January 10-12, and the weekly library cafe restarts this Monday 6th January 2-4pm

We now have a printer and some laptops and can offer computer support whenever the library is open; you can also print or copy for 5p a page.

Church Services in January:

  • Sunday  5th     10.30am.  Holy Communion with Reverend Stuart Baker
  • Sunday 12th         6.30pm.    Evensong
  • Sunday 19th.        11am.            Holy Communion
  • Sunday 26th.           9.30am.       Holy Communion

Old School Village Hall. Forthcoming events:

Library Cafe – see above

The AGM is to be held on Monday January 27th at 4pm. Please do come along and hear the plans for the year ahead.

Quiz on February 21st. 7 for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments, please bring your own drinks and glasses.

On April 24th, in the evening, the film of the Dallington Millennium Pageant will be shown. More details later.

The newly-formed Dallington Village Group will  take place every month on the 3rd Thursday 2-4 pm in the winter and evenings in summer months. The annual subscription will be £20.

The first meeting takes place on January 16th 2 – 4pm in the hall – you are asked to bring 6 quiz questions, on any subject. There will be refreshments.

Poetry and Prose group. This group is scheduled to take place in the village hall on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 4-5pm, (as the hall will still be warm after the library/cafe). The first meeting of 2020 will be on January 20th.

Dallington WI.
Sadly, the Christmas Party in December was the last meeting of the WI, and it has now been suspended. Perhaps in the future some energetic, younger women might decide to start it up again. We very much hope so.

December 2019 Services & News

(posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)

Church services in December

Sunday  1st             11am                 Service of The Word
8th                            6.30pm            Evensong
15th                           11am                 Holy Communion
22nd                       6.30pm             Lessons and Carols
24th                       11.30pm     Christmas Holy  Communion
29th.                      11am.               Service of The Word
After the carol service there will be coffee and mulled wine and mince pies. The repaired heating in the church is working very effectively. One rather imagines that for years we have been heating the space under the foundations and now the heat is being directed inside. The disruption in the vestry made it a very good time to clean and paint, and a working party, led by John Day, has made a remarkable difference. A new carpet has been laid and now our Treasurer, Douglas Sewell,  is negotiating with our insurers as to the division of fiscal responsibility, or, who pays for what?

The Christmas tree will be brought into the church and decorated on Saturday December 14th. This will be after the school Nativity Service and in time for the children’s Carol Service before they break up.
Everyone is welcome to help on tree-decorating morning. It is always a very jolly time, just arrive between 10.30 and 11ish.

Dallington WI.
By the time this article is published in the magazines the W.I. here in Dallington will have held the Annual Meeting at which it will be wound up. There will be one last Christmas lunch on December 19th, in the Old School Village Hall at 12 for 12.30.

Art Club Christmas Cards for sale

gallery of card designsDallington Art Club members have produced a range of Christmas Cards  for sale in aid of the Old School Village Hall (registered charity 289652).

On sale at the Old School Library Cafe every Monday from 2-4, the cards cost £2.50 per pack of 5 x A6 cards and envelopes, in single designs (see image) or as mixed packs. If we are low on stock, additional packs can be printed to order.

If you are unable to come in during the library cafe opening hours, please email p.ridley@brighton  if you would like to order your choice of cards and support a vital village asset.

Christmas Wreath Workshop 26th November

christmas wreathWe are delighted to announce that Pam Fuller has agreed to run a Christmas Wreath Workshop in the Old School Village Hall on Tuesday 26th November from 10-12 for just £5 per head including refreshments .

Pam will provide some materials such as wreath wire and ribbon, but asks everyone to bring the following items:

  • 3 x 14″ lengths of cupressus (cypress) or other evergreen
  • Ball of green string
  • Things to decorate your wreath with, eg holly, baubles etc

 

Snooker Competition

(Posted on behalf of Karen Gillingham)

A Snooker Competition will take place during the first two weeks of December, in the Snooker  Room of Dallington Old School Village Hall.

Entry fee £10; winner will receive three months free use of the Snooker Room.

Deadline for entries 30th November – contact Karen Gillingham 01435 831563 or 07941 847750

Quiz Night Friday 18th October

Quiz night. Friday 18th October 7 pm for 7.30 pm start at Dallington Old School Village Hall.

Do come along to this ever popular event – especially as we’ve been promised that this time there’ll be fewer fiendish questions than usual!
You can either make up your own team in advance (maximum 6 members) or just turn up and join with others to make up a team on the night.  Finger buffet provided; please bring your own drinks. Entry £7.50 per person – all profits go to maintain the  village hall for the benefit of the community

Reminder – village hall event tonight!

A quick reminder of two events at Dallington Old School Village Hall:
TONIGHT!  Friday 27th September Horse racing evening.
7pm for 7-30 pm start.
£7-50 each . Refreshments provided. – bring own drinks plus plenty of 10p coins for betting (there will be some small change available)
Quiz night. Friday 18th October
7pm for 7-30 pm start.
£7-50 per person . Maximum 6 members per team/table.  You can either make up your own team in advance. or join others to make up teams on the day.  Please bring your own drinks, finger buffet provided.

Possible compensation for recent extended power cut

Dallington residents who were affected by the recent extended power cut (from approximately 8.30 pm on Friday 2nd August to 11.30am on Saturday 3rd August) may be eligible for compensation.

Some residents have apparently already received a cheque for £75 but others may need to apply. Details at

https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/help-and-advice/need-help/can-i-claim-compensation-if-i-have-a-power-cut.html

or email care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk