Milverton, Somerset

Victoria Rooms November update

Here we go again! The Victoria Rooms is now closed for business until the 2 December at the earliest. Hopefully, the present lockdown won’t be extended beyond that date and our hirers will be able to meet up again before Christmas. We are very grateful to all who have supported us during the short period we have been open and look forward to welcoming them back (again) very soon.

Thanks must also go to Denise and her team at Need Some Help for keeping the premises clean and Covid Secure and to John Blackmore for all his hard work fitting and installing the equipment required to keep the Victoria Rooms compliant with the present regulations.

During this current lockdown we are taking the opportunity to have two of the heaters in the main hall replaced as they are now beyond economic repair. We are also replacing the gate to the side entrance with a wooden door, which will be in keeping with the main front doors and painted to match. This will ensure that the side entranceway is both secure and free from leaves and rubbish which tends to make its way through the present gate.

The Victoria Rooms’ AGM will be held on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 3pm. It is hoped that this will be able to take place, in a socially distanced manner, in the main hall but, if restrictions are still in place, this will take place on-line. In either case, members of the public are invited to attend and a notice will be placed outside the Victoria Rooms and also on the website advising how the meeting will take place.

Although our fundraising efforts have ground to a halt at present, the 100 Club draw is still taking place each month and the lucky winner of the October draw was Diana Patterson and the winner of the November draw was Merryll Dowling – well done to you both.

One way you can support our village hall without leaving home is by purchasing a ticket for the Somerset West Lottery and selecting the Victoria Rooms as your chosen charity. For each ticket purchased, the Victoria Rooms receives 50p. To purchase your tickets, go to the Somerset West Lottery website and search for Milverton Victoria Rooms. Good luck!

Once again, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Victoria Rooms as soon as circumstances allow but, in the meantime, the Victoria Rooms’ committee would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and more normal 2021.