Worlaby Village Hall Committee

Worlaby Recreation Committee - July 2017 

Honorary Chairman  

Richard Bowles                  richard-bowles@btconnect.com         07802617636

Honorary Secretary  

Barbara Speakman              barbaraspeakman@aol.com           01652 618808        07876807204

Honorary Assistant Secretary  

Jayne Broughton                 jaynebroughton@msn.com             01652618302         07533677148

Honorary Treasurer                     

Barbara Barker                   bb@theblacksmiths.co.uk                01652 618965


Bobby Smithson                 ernestsmithson@hotmail.co.uk         01652 618890

Alan French                       pandaatworl@btinternet.com              

Colin Campbell                   kangaroo_paw@hotmail.com            01652 618492

Carol Lax                           carolmlax@hotmail.com                   01652 618016

Jill Forsythe                       jillforsythe@hotmail.co.uk                         


Hall Bookings

For hall bookings please go to the red tab on the left titled ‘Village Hall Booking System’.

Alternatively contact the Honorary Secretary as above.


Hi all the Village Hall has been successful in their application to participate with this programme.

The programme will be called 'FilmLincs' featuring three seasons April-July 2016, August-November 2016 and December 16-March 2017. Each season will feature 8 screenings. The British Film Institute want to see the funding support screenings of British, Independent and Specialist films, which currently include titles such as The Lady in the Van, Suffragette and The Danish Girl, which have all seen huge success in the main cinemas. However, we could also look at British children's films. The programming will be our choice, and not dictated by FilmLincs, but must meet this criteria around promoting British/Independent/Specialist films.

Each venue will need to support the programme by providing our own staff/volunteers to host each event, ensuring venue licenses and insurance are up to date, help in distributing marketing material locally and contributing 25% of our takings. In exchange, our film license costs, marketing material and technician/equipment hire will be covered. We must commit to at least 2 screenings across the year.

I think this will fit in very well with the Village Halls Calendar and we would like expressions of interest  from anyone who would like to assist with this venture. 

Please can you let any member of the committee know if you can help out. 



Chairman’s Report - Worlaby Village Hall Committee MAY 2017


Over the last year the Village Hall Committee have continued to manage the facility and organised a variety of events for the benefit of the community.


Some of the last year’s highlights include, bonfire night, Valentines Dance, May Day parade and games as well as regular bowls, quizzes, art classes, film shows and live music events. In addition private hire for weddings, children’s parties, meetings etc. continues as additional bookings.


All the main rooms have now been redecorated along with the fitment of a dado rail in order to protect the walls against wear and tear.


Improvements to the sound system and new stage lighting have also been purchased to further enhance the facilities.


A new dishwasher has been fitted along with a very popular constant hot water boiler for those never ending cups of tea!


We have employed the services of a new cleaner which has proved to be very successful.


Along with other village organisations we have contributed towards the fitment of a Defib Unit on the outside of the building.


We have agreed a new working document with the Parish Council which clarifies ongoing responsibilities in terms of maintenance and replacement.


Over the last year the total money spent on running, maintaining and upgrading the building was £8,941.


Of this 52% came from hall hire, 13% from donations, 35% from events and other activities.


We continue to hold one year’s operating costs in a reserve fund and our closing balance was within £15 of our opening balance at year end. So as a not for profit organisation we therefore conclude that our charging structure is appropriate.


All of the above would not be possible without a lot of hard work from the committee. As is the way of voluntary organisations individuals roles have altered. However this has been managed and I am pleased to report that we now have two new members of the executive committee. We have also been greatly assisted by other individual volunteers and village organisations without whom we could not have put on the variety of events and activities throughout the last year.


We are looking forward to expand the range of activities and events thus ensuring that we get the very best use out of our village facilities. We are particular keen to support regular users of the village hall and would be interested to hear from anyone who might be interested in helping run activities, particularly a youth group.


Finally I would like to thank the committee for their continued support over the last year, and all the other individuals and organisations that have helped us in so many different ways.


Richard Bowles    Chairman Worlaby Village Hall Committee.




Quiz Night 

We are very pleased to announce the start of a regular quiz night at Worlaby Village Hall.
From 7.30pm every second Friday in the month there will a general knowledge quiz at the Village Hall. You are invited to test your knowledge in teams of a maximum of 4 with prizes for the best team and a raffle. Hot drinks will be included for £1 per person.
Please bring you're favourite tipple and nibbles and we look forward to seeing you there.

For further information please contact Jayne or Mike on 01652 618678



Ever fancied playing indoor bowls or want to find a warm and welcoming room to play bowls from. We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 6th January 2016 from 7pm, Worlaby Village Hall will be opening their doors to indoor bowls every week. 

There will be two bowling mats to play from and a small selection of bowls have already been donated/purchased/loaned for the new players to learn the game alongside some experienced players. 

So if you fancy joining us please bring some bowls if you have them and a pair of clean flat shoes. Hot drinks will be available and a small charge of £3 per week to play.  

We are looking for a jack so if anyone has any to donate or sell please let me know. 

For further information contact Jayne Broughton 01652 618678 Secretary Worlaby Recreation Committee


Recreation Committee Minutes

Available from Barbara Speakman