Milverton
Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms July update

Following the announcement on 14 June that Covid Restrictions will now continue for a further four weeks this obviously affects the numbers who can attend events at the Victoria Rooms. It will just be a case of ‘watch this space’ and check for regular updates on the Victoria Rooms’ page of the village website and posters outside the village hall.

As the planned monthly market on Saturday, 3 July, cannot now take place, the first monthly market for almost 18 months will take place on Saturday, 7 August, providing the Regulations allow, so, again, ‘watch this space’.

We are still 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.

We have had some encouraging news in that Milverton WI have decided to use the main hall at the Victoria Rooms for their monthly meetings and it is hoped that, by meeting in a central location, more new members will come along. Welcome!

If there are any other 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. The Rooms are also available for private parties (once these are allowed to take place) and, again, please contact Geoff to check available dates.

We have already had one successful hiring of one of the gazebos – originally it was booked in case it rained. As it turned out, the gazebo provided welcome shelter from the hot summer sun! If you are planning to hold a small gathering outside and would like the comfort of some shelter from the great British weather, please give Philip a call on 01823 400609 and he can let you have some more details.

Our 100 Club winner for the June draw is our very own Bev Blackmore – well done Bev – small recompense for all your hard work for the Victoria Rooms over the years!

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 50p. 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 Somerset West Lottery website and search for Milverton Victoria Rooms. Good luck!