Welcome to Gretton Village Hall, Gretton, Nr Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5EP, UK.
Gretton Village Hall (refurbished and extended in 2009) and adjoining Playing Field are owned and managed by the Gretton Village Association (registered Charity 298899).
You can read the draft minutes of the October 29th 2020 Annual General Meeting below.
These remain draft until signed at the 2021 AGM
Dates for your Diary
Saturday August 7th 2021 from 12noon to 2pm
Neil O’Neil from H12 Media, an Independent Media Production Company
has hired the hall
as part of ‘Chocolate Potato Tours the Cotswolds’ - a series of free events.
From the website
‘Chocolate Potato Tours The Cotswolds’ is a series of free events, organized with the intention of engaging the Cotswold locals in the Film and Media industry. Neil O’Neil is a local, award-winning Songwriter and Filmmaker based in Stratford-Upon-Avon; he will be holding a 2 hour presentation, showcasing his work throughout the past 5 years to now– from his music videos to his most recent feature Film ‘Chocolate Potato’, which is currently in Pre-Production! Free coffee/tea and biscuits will be supplied at no cost, and we encourage locals to bring baked cakes/goods to sell for your charity/ies of choice! There will also be plenty of opportunities to get the lovely Cotswold locals involved in the project.
Why the Cotswolds?
We are intending to film the majority of ‘Chocolate Potato” in the Cotswolds, therefore we would be thrilled to be able to involve the local community in the project!
Hold a free afternoon/evening of entertainment and provide the local Cotswold community insight into the Music and Film industry, whilst drinking and eating free tea/cofee and biscuits! "
Gretton Village Association (Registered Charity No. 298899)
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting October 29th 2020
Present: Jan Taylor (JT) Chair
Sue Hughes (SH)
Paul Hughes (PH) Committee
Chris Vickery (CV) Committee
Laura Davies LD)
Mo Richards (MR)
John Fleck (JF)
Sue Fleck (SF) Committee – Christ Church Representative
MT Green (MTG) Committee
Gwyneth Cocks (GC)
Geoff Hanson (GH) Committee – Parish Council Representative
Doug McGowan (DM)
Jean McGowan (JM)
Terry Blaine (TB)
Stuart Tweedie (ST)
John Taylor (JWT)
Peter Massey (Committee - Treasurer), Judith Woodlock (Committee), John Hurley, Craig Summerville, Jenny & Tony Grey, Kate & William Stebbings.
2. Minutes of AGM 2019
GC proposed that the minutes be accepted as a true record. Seconded by CV.
3. Matters Arising
JT reported that the Hearing Loop had now been installed & was operational.
4. Chair’s Report
Copies of the report were circulated.
Pre – Covid, hall lettings were increasing positively following the closure of the Playgroup.
JT highlighted that the Covid Regulations had resulted in a virtual standstill to hall lettings from March to September with a consequent serious reduction to income .
We were very pleased that Gretton School & Gretton Help Force were able to make use of the Hall during lockdown.
Immediate prospects for revenue are contingent on future Government Covid Regulations.
JT stressed the importance of attracting some new Committee Members to contribute new ideas & skills going forward & also the development of wider community involvement.
5. Finance Report
Copies of the Accounts to 31st Aug. 2020 together with the Treasurers Report were circulated.
In the treasure’s absence JLT reviewed some of the main items.
- The financial year started well but Income dropped dramatically post the Covid lockdown
- The Government Hospitality & Leisure Grant of £10,000 paid via Tewkesbury Borough Council has ensured that we were not in deficit during the financial year. In response to a question from JF, JLT confirmed there was no time frame in which this grant money needed to be spent.
- There are ongoing & unavoidable regular costs such as Insurance, Energy, Equipment Servicing & Inspections & Grass Cutting which the grant has helped us to meet.
- A further very welcome grant has been made by The Greenfields Trust which will enable us to replace the original heating system with modern much more efficient electrical radiators & control system.
- Whilst we have an apparently healthy balance in the accounts a considerable amount of this has been earmarked for essential building maintenance & redecoration projects.
- The Committee also consider it essential to maintain a contingency against unforeseen building repairs.
6. Election of the Committee
All of 6 Elected Committee Members were willing to stand for a further year & this was unanimously accepted by the meeting.
Laura Davis agreed to become a Co-opted Committee member
7. Any Other Business
GH provided an overview of feedback from the recent Parish Council Survey where a majority of respondents were in favour of improving the facilities offered by the Hall, Playing Field & Play Area.
It was recognised that improved parking facilities would significantly enhance these amenities.
There is the prospect of some Section 106 funding being available & GH is currently investigating this with Tewkesbury Borough Council.
A useful general discussion took place on ways to improve the current amenities & the marketing of these amenities going forward.
DM offered a vote of thanks to JLT & her Committee for their work & commitment.
There being no futher business the meeting closed at 8.20pm