The Heart Of The Village
At the heart of our village we have a fantastic facility in The Memorial Hall.
Built in 1974 to replace the original hall, and extended since, it is not only a facility which provides room hire for meetings, parties and large functions, but is also a sports and social hub for our village.
The hall provides changing, refreshment and meeting space for our football and cricket teams from the Junior members all the way through to Seniors.
The Social Club (which operates out of the bar area on Friday/Saturday and Sundays), has a growing membership and is open to all residents for a get together and a drink.
And, of course, Party In The Park has become a fixture on our Summer calendars for the last four years and goes from strength to strength.
And this is without the large numbers of people who visit the fitness, dance, bowls and numerous other activities which are run from the Hall.
Meeting Future Needs
The Memorial Hall Committee is a charity founded to raise funds for the Hall and manage the financial side of the Hall. The Committee is made up of volunteers from the village, and we have written this article as we now need your help to make our Hall fit for the demands of the future of the village.
We have achieved a lot, but there is still more to do.
The hall is aging and we continue to maintain and upgrade facilities as necessary. However, we are aware that we could make better use of some parts of the hall. So, we carried out a survey of Pitstone residents and hall users in autumn 2015 to find out what the community wanted to see at the hall.
The survey showed us that there is demand for a cafe in the village, which would also draw people of all ages to use this community facility more. You also said you wanted more for young and older generations and that we needed to better publicise what goes on at the hall right now. So you will see some changes over the next few months aimed to meet these requests – the new website, for example, is www.pitstonememorialhall.co.uk please check it out !
Additionally, plans for an extension of the hall have been ongoing for several years, but we have been hampered by lack of funds.
The sports clubs also have ambitious plans, which include greater facilities at The Hall as they grow.
And we obviously also have more properties being built over the next few years, which will increase demand for social and leisure facilities in the village.
There is much we could be doing, but currently lack funds and people to help.
It’s your Memorial Hall – Help Us Make it better
The Committee is looking for volunteers.
We can’t raise the necessary funds to create our visions of the future on our own. We need people with relevant skills to help us fundraise, a chair, a secretary and a bookkeeper, and also people who have some time to spare to devote to the Hall.
If we achieve our aims, the village will have something even more special at its centre which will last for many many years into the future.
Please help us and get in touch.
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org 01296 660791
Social Club Hours Friday from 7pm, Saturday afternoons when there is a local football match, Sunday from 12pm.