Village Hall

The Hall was built in 1972 and is held under a Deed dated 9 April 1970, as a public charitable trust for the purposes of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of St.Osyth. The holding trustees are the Parish Council, but the practical management of the Hall is taken forward by a Committee of Managing Trustees comprised of representatives from affiliated organisations who are appointed annually by their club committees, six members of the public elected at the Annual General Meeting, and up to six co-opted members.

The Management Committee meets every three months to decide on general policy issues, and as of July 2000 comprises 13 affiliated group representatives and 3 elected members. They elect a Finance & General Purposes Committee of six officers to take forward the daily management of the Hall, a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Booking Officer and Premises Officer.

The Hall is well used on a daily basis by many community groups whose activities include a playgroup, senior citizens groups, two badminton clubs, indoor bowls, whist, bingo, snooker, quilting, jumble sales, a fellowship group, Spanish adult education classes, the village historical society and Parish Council meetings.

Regular visitors with their mobile facilities include the Blood Transfusion Service, the Royal Association for the Deaf, the Voluntary Association for the Blind, and Tendring Primary Care Trust who operate a fortnightly baby clinic.

The main Management Committee policy objective of the past few years has been the extension of the Annexe area to incorporate improved facilities for disabled members of the community, including new toilets, widened doors, and exterior access ramps. The Management Committee were eventually successful in March 1999 in resolving the funding issues for this work through the award of grants by the Parish Council and the Essex Environment Trust based in Chelmsford, which – together with a sum committed from the Hall’s own funds – allowed the building work to commence in November 1999 which was completed in March 2000.

Our Address is: St.Osyth Village Hall, Clacton Road, St.Osyth Essex, CO16 8PE

For more Information E-mail stosythvillagehall@gmail.com

Officers:
Chairman: Mr Steve Cole. Telephone: 01255-821759.
Secretary: Mrs. Desiree Wall.Telephone: 01255-
Booking Officer: Catherine Venables. Telephone: 07497 999 824.
To Book the Hall E-mail stosythvillagehall@gmail.com
Treasurer: Mr Jack Gray. Telephone: 01255-820750.

 

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