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Crissy Lee, local jazz & Charity Auction

Crissy Lee and other acts on 1st July 2017Crissy Lee, local jazz & Charity Auction

Saturday 1st July sees Crissy Lee and her band return to headline a great night of music, food and fundraising.  Organised by the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee and in support of Peldon Village Hall Rebuilding Fund, we plan to have Continue reading

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The Frame is there – Walls are next

Peldon & Wigboroughs Hall - walls nextThe Frame is there – Walls are next

Join the brick-laying ceremony on 3rd March as construction of the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre gets underway

With the frame of the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre now erected, and the roof going on soon, it will shortly be time to start building the walls. So we are holding a brick-laying ceremony on the site at 2.00pm on Friday March 3rd to mark the start of the construction – everyone is welcome to join us! Continue reading

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See Village Hall Progress this Saturday

See Village Hall Progress this Saturday

The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee invite all to a coffee morning this Saturday 11th February.  Taking place at St Mary’s Church between 10am – 12 noon cakes and refreshments will be on offer.  Builders have made progress on the hall with the foundation and floor now complete.  The site visit will allow you to walk through the site with the rooms marked out so you can get an idea of the layout.

No charge will be made although any donations would be welcome, since although the build is fully funded, money is still needed for fitting out of the hall.

More information

For more information please contact either:

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Leonardo da Panto

Leonardo da Panto

It’s that time of year!

Hello All, this year the Peldon Panto moves into St Mary’s as the construction of the new hall gets underway.  An amazing challenge for the players this year as we tread boards previously untrodden in a new setting.

Come to see Leonardo da Panto in a truly authentic(ish) renaissance-style backdrop.  Written by Simon Nunan, this panto looks at the Italian renaissance, with beautiful, scheming Borgias, Machiavellian intrigue, and slap-dash artists.

Cheer for the goodies, boo at the baddies, hiss at the interval wine….

We’d love to see you there, tickets are selling out fast.

  • 25th – 27th Jan 7.30pm
  • 28th Jan 2.00pm and 7.30pm

BOX OFFICE contact Mel Newton on: 07738 000378 or m.newton@btinternet.com

Hope to see you all there.
PVHMC and the Peldon Players!

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Wigboroughs’ Village Hall AGM 2016

Wigboroughs’ Village Hall AGM 2016

WIGBOROUGHS VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 29th November 2016.

The single resolution put to the residents of Great and Little Wigborough was:

That the site in School Lane should be sold and the net proceeds split equally between two initiatives

  • the enhancement of the nave of Great Wigborough Church to make it more suitable for use as a community venue
  • supporting the re-development of Peldon Village Hall to create a co-owned and shared community centre to be known as the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre.

The resolution was carried by 60 votes in favour and 22 against, the totals including 37 postal votes.

New trustees were elected and the committee now consists of three appointed trustees (Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin and Sam Norton) and four elected trustees (Steve Copeland, Marion Houlding, John Hutchinson and Melanie Newton).

At a subsequent trustees meeting Jinny was elected as Chairman, Melanie as Secretary and Steve as Treasurer.

The result is binding upon the committee who will now proceed to implement it as quickly as they can.

Jinny Gale

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Demolition of Peldon Village Hall

Demolition of Peldon Village Hall

The following update has been received from the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee.

demolition-of-peldon-village-hallA short and somewhat bitter-sweet note to let you all know that the demolition work has commenced. We think it’s safe to say that the roof is leakier now than it’s ever been and that’s saying something. We are unsure how the demolition team will fare as they negotiate the sign near the bucket and string which states ‘do not move’ but we’re pretty sure they’ll cope.

So goodbye, village hall, as you make way for bigger and better things for Peldon and the surrounding villages. Thanks for all of the memories you have given us over the last 50 years, we’ll make sure we do all we can to make sure that the new hall is bustling full of life and bookings.

If you have any questions please direct them back to us via email or the Facebook messaging system.

Thank you all to those who have helped to make getting to this stage possible be that through volunteering your time, donating or helping to raise funds. We still have some gaps to close so please keep backing us (and on that note, Panto tickets go on sale this weekend!)

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Peldon Village Hall – Contract Awarded

New Peldon VIllage Hall

Coming Soon – Contract Awarded

Peldon Village Hall – Contract Awarded

Stroods Specialist Contractors appointed to rebuild Peldon Village Hall

Peldon Village Hall Management Committee announces that its preferred contractor to build the new village hall in Peldon  is Stroods Specialist Contractors of West Mersea.

Bob Holmes, PVH Treasurer, said:

After an extensive tendering process, Stroods emerged as the clear winners with a proposal that met our budget expectations.  We’re delighted that, after several years spent working on the project, we’ve reached the stage when the building work is about to start and that we’ve been able to appoint a local firm with a good reputation for efficient delivery and strong connections to our village.

Lee Tyler, Director of Stroods, commented:

We’re very pleased to have been selected to carry out this project to replace a critical community asset with an exciting new building that will be of great benefit to the residents of Peldon and the surrounding area for many years to come.  We’re looking forward to working with the Management Committee in the coming months.

The Management Committee expects work to start on site in November with the new hall completed by the summer of 2017.

Funding the project

The total project cost, including professional fees, will be around £500,000.  The majority of the costs are coming from grants awarded by:

  • Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund,
  • the Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, and
  • Colchester Borough Council’s Big Choice Fund.

The remaining funds are coming from money raised by the Village Hall’s many fundraising activities over the last 6 years, including its recent Buy-a-Brick appeal which remains open, and from commitments from residents to lend the hall any final remaining funds by investing in PVH Bonds.

The Management Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to the grant funders and to all residents whose support over the years has made the project possible.

Crissy Lee

Crissy Lee

Farewell Party – October 30th

But, before demolition, there will be one last event in the hall, a farewell party on October 30th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.  The entertainment will be provided by the Crissy Lee All Stars featuring Paul Wood.  Paul is the singer with the Glen Miller Orchestra; his repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davies Jr and Michael Buble among many others.  As well as a licensed bar there will be teas, coffees, snacks and cakes for sale.

With limited numbers you should book early, tickets are £8.00 each.  To book them contact Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 or bobhomes7@btopenworld.com.

Bob Holmes
Peldon Village Hall Management Committee

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Goodbye to Peldon Village Hall

Art on display when we say goodbye to Peldon Village HallGoodbye to Peldon Village Hall

Say hello to old friends and goodbye to an old hall (drink some coffee, tea, look at some art, buy a brick…)

We are sad and happy to announce the last ever coffee morning in the current Peldon Village Hall. The demolition is scheduled this year with final plans nearing agreement for the new building.

Come along on Saturday 17th September and mix with the community (we all loved it last time, didn’t we?) see some art from a local artist (Wesley Arch, image above) along with photos of the hall from its 50 amazing years!

Tell your friends, spread the word!

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Super Music for Peldon Village Hall

Crissy Lee All Stars PosterSuper Music for Peldon Village Hall

Saturday 2nd July – Don’t miss it!

Super Sounds, Smashing Grub, Great prizes!

Organised by the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee and in support of Peldon Village Hall Rebuilding Fund and Cancer Research UK, we plan to have an amazing evening of fun, food and fab music.

The licensed bar will open at 5:30, followed by music from the amazing Sam Plackett Organ Trio and a two-course supper as the evening gets going.

Crissy Lee, widely acclaimed to be the UK and Europe’s finest female drummer will be headlining the entertainment with her Crissy Lee All Stars who will play an opening set as we dine away the summer evening. Performing with Crissy will be former Shakatak member, Jackie Rawe, who has also worked with stars such as Suzi Quatro, Sheena Easton and Imagination. Auctioneer, Kevin Bentley will then provide us all with some fun in the Grand Charity Auctionand raffle, leaving Crissy and the All Stars to play us into the dusk with their final set.

Tickets £20

CONTACT: Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 or bobholmes7@btopenworld.com.

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