Gary Mills is the new Chapel Lawn representative on the above town council. He lives in the Redlake Valley and is available to be contacted if you have any issues you wish to bring before the council. Gary’s contact details are below:
Treverward House, Treverward, Craven Arms. SY7 8LX.
Tel: 01588 640218 or email
Welcome to Chapel Lawn Village Hall, South Shropshire...
...a newly refurbished and well equipped venue for hire at very reasonable rates, suitable for a variety of occasions: birthday parties and celebrations, art shows, business meetings, quiz evenings, live shows, theatre, yoga and more.
There is ample parking and a wood pellet central heating system makes it a warm winter meeting place. We have good disabled access and the disabled toilet is big enough to double up as a changing room if necessary.
There is a well equipped kitchen, housing a new dishwasher and fridge and this can be soundproofed from the main hall with a new roller blind.
The exterior has also recently been improved with level tarmac and two solid picnic benches for fine weather use.
*** We have a hearing loop installed and if you have any access need, please not hesitate to contact Christine or phone 01547 530258 ***
There is no cash kept on the premises
The Hall is available for private hire at very reasonable rates and free for events open to members of the local community.
The Village Hall Committee manages the running of the village hall and welcomes ideas, suggestions and general enquiries, which should be made to Becky Sherman (chairman) 01547 530530 or Vivien Ashton (secretary) 01547 530427
The agenda (as available) and date for the next meeting, draft minutes of the last meeting and minutes of previous meetings (in PDF format) are available by contacting the Chairman. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and put forward items for the agenda.
Regular events take place in the Hall:
The main hall is 44ft (13.5m) long x 26ft (8m) wide.
Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets
120 people standing
80 seated theatre style
70 seated at tables
Stage 14ft (4.3m) wide x 8ft (2.5m) deep
Stage curtains & screens to the side
Audio visual facilities:
DVD player with projector & large pull down screen
Computer connectivity to projector for slideshows
Flip chart (please provide your own paper and pens)
16 long tables, each would seat 8 people
10 small square tables, good for playing bridge or a 4 person quiz team!
5 round cabaret style tables, each would seat 6 people comfortably
80 comfy blue padded chairs
40 wooden chairs (on request)
Kitchen with dishwasher, sink, fridge, cooker, kettles, etc
Cutlery & crockery for 100
Glasses, cups, saucers, etc
Various serving utensils
Hot water heater
The premises is licensed to be open from 9.00 am to 1.00 am.
*It is possible to hire tables, chairs and some other equipment for a reasonable fee. Please contact Beryl Palmer.
Bookings should be made through Beryl Palmer 01547 530106 or email Beryl
Problems or complaints should be referred to
Becky Sherman or Jim Rogers,
not to Beryl.
KEY HOLDERS in addition to Beryl
Becky Sherman (Chairman) 01547 530530
Jim and Christine Rogers 01547 530258
James Middleton 01547 530247
Jim Rogers, 01547 530258
Vivien Ashton, 01547 530427
Lower Hodre Cottage
Next meeting: Ordinary Meeting 20th August 2019 7.30 pm
Free for events open to the local community
This statement acts as the Village Hall’s (VH) policy for complying with the EU GDPR Regulation of 2016. It will be kept under review by the VH Committee of Trustees and updated in the light of changing circumstances and advice received.
The VH operates this policy principally for the Legitimate Interest of carrying out its function of “….use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure-
The VH maintains an electronic list of names and email addresses of people who have been asked to be kept informed of events taking place in the Redlake Valley.
The Committee of Trustees acts as the Controllers of data and its use and any trustee with delegated authority from the committee may act as a Processor.
The Village Hall aims to respond to all written/emailed requests from individuals about their personal data within seven working days and guarantees to respond within thirty days. It will carry out any deletions without query or delay.
Personal data is stored securely on one computer to which only one trustee will have access while she/he has that delegated authority. Personal data will never be passed onto a third party.
This statement will be a permanent fixture on our website.
4th September 2018 Meeting Notes of Ordinary Meeting
Present: Becky Sherman (Chair), Vivien Ashton (Secretary)
Di Cosgrove, Marion Cox, Jacqueline Molony, Simon Jameson, James Middleton, Sarah Oakden, Beryl Palmer, Peter Sherman , Dave Wright
Apologies: Jim Rogers, Christine Rogers
The path to the side of the hall will be cleared and tidied in the Spring and when there is a need.
The Committee are discussing the purchase of a Pop up marquee:
Jim Rogers has made disabled signs for the hall
Sunday afternoon entertainment (mainly for winter) was approved.
Hodre Pond is now the responsibility of a small group of volunteers; the Village Hall may be asked for small amounts of funding in the future.
Village Hall Quiz The date for the Quiz was settled as Friday 7th December. Volunteers were requested for food preparation and help on the night.
The fire extinguishers were checked this week
Community Building Funding: Beryl Palmer drew to the attention of the Committee the offering of grants by a charitable Foundation administered by the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity.
CHAPEL LAWN COMMITTEE MEETING NOTES FROM THE CHAIRMAN
20th November 2018 Meeting Notes of Ordinary Meeting
Present: Becky Sherman (Chair), Vivien Ashton (Secretary)
Di Cosgrove, Marion Cox, Jacqueline Molony, Simon Jameson, James Middleton, Sarah Oakden, Beryl Palmer, Jim Rogers, Christine Rogers, Dave Wright
Apologies: Gary Mills
Guests: Karen Limbrick, Mark Limbrick (Arts Alive)
Risk Assessment has been updated and in future will be carried out before each AGM. We have a separate Fire Risk Assessment
Friday 7th December – Quiz night arrangements were finalised by Mark and Karen Limbrick
Saturday 15th December -
The Committee received feedback from the Arts Alive Subcommittee.
Arts Alive are struggling with funding and are asking Village Halls and entertainment venues to contribute extra to help. The committee agreed in principle to supporting Arts Alive as it provides an important service. They are discussing ways in which this can be achieved without compromising its charitable status.
Christmas decorations to be put up before the Men’s Cooking Competition on Dec 1st.
Some of the committee are concerned that enough people need to show up to the New Year’s Party; it will be run on the same format as normal ie. DIY. Start time will be 9.30pm.
Housekeepers on duty need to check cleaning consumables and purchase necessary items (toilet rolls and drying paper etc.) before specific events.
There is a problem with the drainage of the kitchen sink which will be investigated.
The men’s toilets and hallway will be redecorated in the coming year.
The next meeting will be on the 19th February 2019
Chairman’s Report and meeting notes AGM 28th May 2019
There were apologies from Gary Mills, Di Cosgrove and Simon Jameson. Four non-
The committee have worked hard this last year to provide plenty of entertainment in the form of films, shows and parties. The season’s films were very well received and in total have raised over £500 and that is without the ever popular food and flicks last month. We hosted the county quiz in November, which seems to be a regular event now and participants have been very complimentary about our hosting service. Then there was the New Year’s party and a couple of pub nights last summer which we hope to repeat this coming summer.
Through Arts Alive, we have the opportunity to host live performers such as Daniel Llewellyn Williams (The Regular Little Houdini). These people love to come and play to small intimate audiences and can do so thanks to Arts Alive. The organisation is very important to small rural communities such as ours and they are in danger of losing their funding. As a Village Hall Committee, I believe it is important that we support the organisation so that we can continue to provide such a wealth of interesting shows and talented performers. There is to be a special event in September, to commemorate Arts Alive, to raise money for them and more importantly to have a party!
We also provide a venue for other events: The church has used the Village Hall for the ramble and lunch, the harvest supper, the mens’ cooking competition and bake-
None of this would go so smoothly or be possible without the hard work and dedication of our little team and ‘thank you’s go to all our committee members in particular and to other regular helpers and cooks for the food events.
Last year I was able to report on several refurbishments and repairs to the village hall during the year. This year apart from providing disabled parking signs, painting the front of the hall and putting up the new village hall sign, renovations have taken a back seat and we have instead been saving up for the next round of improvements. These have now been decided and, due to the year’s activities and entertainments, these can all be done without resorting to public funding, which is perhaps needed more elsewhere.
Over the next year we intend to replace the kitchen and hallway tiles with non-
We are also hoping to provide wi-
The Entertainments Sub Committee outlined their role as from earlier this year and listed the forthcoming events (see last OM)
Beryl Palmer resigned from the Trustees but agreed to continue as booking secretary for the hall. All other trustees agreed to continue as before.
The AGM was followed by a brief Ordinary Meeting to elect chairman -
Dates for next season’s films were also arranged as follows: 14/9/19, 12/10/19, 9/11/19, 29/11/19 and 11/1/20
Tuesday 19th February 2019 notes of Ordinary Meeting
Absent and apologies from Vivien Ashton (Secretary) andDi Cosgrove
Arrangements were finalised for the live show, A Regular Little Houdini on 30th March.
Arts Alive extra funding. As a registered charity, the Village Hall cannot donate money itself so it was decided that specific event would be held in the Village Hall as a fund-
The Entertainments Sub Committee now has guidelines, detailing its responsibilities. The current membership consists of Di Cosgrove, Marion Cox (Arts Alive Promoter), Sarah Oakden and Peter Sherman.
It was proposed and agreed that a cleaner should be employed after large parties and other appropriate occasions to make sure that the hall is kept clean and presentable. The inventory will be updated int eh next few months.
More refurbishment of the hall is needed and as funds are currently quite high, items such as an overhaul of the Gents toilets, replacement of the tiles in the entrance hall, stage lighting and new staging and a general re-
Vivien Ashton has agreed to be the Compliance Officer
It was agreed to consider having an internet wi-
Christine Rogers reported that the Flicks in the Sticks has been very successful this season with an average of 32 people attending each film and a profit of £512.00
Gary Mills as Clun Town Council representative asked for points to be raised. The only one was the state of road signs in the parish. He also said that there will be major road resurfacing taking place in Clun during the summer which will cause disruption. Gary was thanked for his input.
Monday 13th May 2019 notes of Ordinary Meeting
Apologies from Gary Mills
Members of the Entertainment Sub Committee (ESC) attended the launch meeting of Arts Alive to view samples of the available acts for the forthcoming season. Food and Flicks; 61 people came, of whom 56 had the meal. Takings were £480.
Dates put forward to the Committee were approved as follows:
Pub Evenings 22/6, 20/7 and 17/8. Other dates; 1/9 3.0 pm Beetle Drive, 28/9 Arts Alive Celebration 'Canapés and Fizz', 26/10 Wild Willy Barrett's Roaring Touring,23/11 Sultana Brothers, 14/12 Christmas Party (to be arranged)
It was agreed to include in the Booking Agreement the exclusion of helium balloons and lanterns from the decoration of the Hall as they create dangerous litter both in the hall and in the surrounding fields.
Jim Rogers presented the following list of proposed refurbishments:
New staging, Exterior and Interior redecorating, Flooring, Stage lighting, Blackout blinds, Installation of Wifi, Double glazing repairs, Men's urinals. The Committee felt strongly that these repairs should be made using existing funds where possible rather than raising external funding. The Committee voted to approve all the above stated refurbishments, on a step by step basis, leaving the work on the stage to a later date.