Milverton, Somerset

Victoria Rooms summer update

As mentioned last month, we have still had no response to our plea for people to come forward to fill the Trustee  vacancies on the Management Committee, and if you feel you could spare some time each month to assist with the running of our village hall, we would love to hear from you. If you don’t want to commit to becoming a Trustee, perhaps you would like to volunteer to become a Friend of the Victoria Rooms, which entails helping out at the monthly market and fundraising events by setting out or clearing away chairs or helping with an occasional tidy up– the more Friends we have on board the less there is for each person to do. If you feel you could help in any way, please contact Philip on 01823 400609 or email

We are also looking for someone to take over the running of the café at the monthly market. Chris Field, who has been doing a great job for many years, now wishes to step down and concentrate on her young grandchildren and her other interests. She has built up a great group of people who help on a rota-basis, so there is plenty of support. If you feel this is for you, then please get in touch with Chris on 01823 400872 or email who will be delighted to give you more information.

There is still time to sign up for the 2023/2024 100 Club, either to renew your membership or enter for the first time. If you would like to take part, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email and she will send you an application form. Entry costs just £12 a year for 12 monthly draws which means there are 12 chances of winning the monthly prize of £50 and, with only 100 members, the odds for winning are much better than the National Lottery! The first draw for the 2023/2024 100 Club takes place at the August market, so please get your application forms to Sue by 22 July to be included. The winner of the June draw was Chris Sumter – well done Chris!

The July monthly market will be on Saturday, 1 July between 10am and 12 noon, when Victoria’s Café will also be open in the Reading Room. If you are interested in having a stall at a future market, please contact Sally on 01823 400320 or email to check on availability.

Should you be planning an outdoor get-together this summer and feel the need for some shade, the Victoria Rooms’ gazebos are available for hire at a very reasonable cost. If you are interested, please contact Philip on 01823 400609 to check availability.

To hire the Victoria Rooms please contact Geoff on 01823 401365 or

Check out what is happening in our village hall on Victoria Rooms Facebook page.