Milverton
Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms June update

The Victoria Rooms was the venue as the polling station for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday, 6 May, and it was good to see the hall being used again. The one-way system and Covid procedures all worked well.

We are looking forward to welcoming back the Keep Fit Class, the Bridge Club, the History Group, Milverton Music Club, the Sunday Quizzers, the AmDram, the Garden Club and the Parish Council. The Garden Club has also made a booking for their 2022 Flower Show – it is good to plan ahead! We are sorry to say goodbye to the Friday Club who are moving on to pastures new, but are pleased to welcome the Cello Group to their regular monthly slot. If there are any clubs or groups who would like to book either the Reading Room or main hall for their meetings, please contact our Bookings Secretary, Geoff, on 01823 401365  or email geoff.elson@xini.com who will be more than happy to help.

Subject to any change on Covid regulations the first monthly Community Market will take place on Saturday, 3 July, when we look forward to welcoming back our stallholders and customers. The majority of the stalls for this market are already booked, but if you would like to reserve a slot for a future market, please give Sally a call on 01823 400320 to check availability. As well as the monthly market, Victoria’s Café will be open for business where you can stop for a cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.

We are looking for more volunteers to help at the Community Market and Victoria’s Café and if you are able to spare some time on the first Saturday morning of the month and would like to help, please contact Sally on  01823 400320  or email barnyackland@hotmail.co.uk if you could help with the setting out or packing away of the tables or contact Chris on 01823 400872  or email field524@btinternet.com if you would like to help at Victoria’s Café.

Now that we are able to meet outside in small groups, you may wish to hire one of the Victoria Rooms’ gazebos, just in case the British weather lets us down – if you are interested, please give Philip a call on 01823 400609 and he can let you have some more details.

Our 100 Club winner for the May draw is Jim Farrant – well done Jim!

One other 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 50 pence. During May, one of our supporters won £25.00 on the Lottery and most generously donated her winnings to the Victoria Rooms – thank you so much. To purchase your tickets, go to the website and search for Milverton Victoria Rooms. Good luck!