Minutes – 21st May 2018


Library 21st May 2018


John Webb, Trevor Banks, Jon Bunkell, Allen Harris, Ruth Rawthorn, Duncan Knight, Mark Rawthorn,  Stephanie Bonfield, Nick Smith, Stuart Harris, Steve Bishop, Ian Love


Catherine Porter

Open Forum

No-one in attendance

Previous Minutes

Proposed by Duncan Knight, seconded by Allen Harris. All in favour.


Action Points

  1. Purchase a new glasswasher: Action JW - Ongoing
  2. Write to lifetime members to thank them: Action JW Ongoing
  3. Write to VP’s to ask join or donation: Action SB - Ongoing
  4. Check rules and come up with drugs policy: Action JW Ongoing



  • Bar take up £8500 in 4 months, margins holding well.
  • Membership fantastic, wasn’t expecting tat much.
  • Wages up due to more functions and minimum pay rise.
  • Still paying £250 into refurb fund.
  • Need to pay lifetime members money over to trust.
  • Last 2 months took over £11,000 each.




  • Noasis was a very good night, £3500 bar take.
  • The Seventh House was a good night, PRS visited with regards to royalties.
  • Abba tribute are starting to sell.
  • Funday coming on well, more helpers than normal.




  • Need to have a staff meeting.
  • Had letter from Orchard players regarding Summer show closures, they are doing 2 extra performances this year – Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Wednesday could be a problem with pool so we will only shut the hall end of the family bar.


  • Rumor has it that we are doing random drugs tests. Don’t want to rekindle the fire but need to sort it out as this could damage our reputation after taking us a long time to get back up and running.
  • Ian Love suggested that if anything got put on social media, no committee member should respond to it.
  • We had a good stocktake.
  • Next refurb meeting is this Thursday 24th Should get final quotes and hoping to see if we can start on 16th August.



Trust Report


  • Refurb fund is currently £13,555 and trust will put in a big chunk.
  • Trust are doing well, hall hire holding up nicely.
  • Bought new gazebos for funday costing £2000, better quality so will last longer.
  • They have got a quote for air conditioning in the library at £2500, will probably be roughly the same for the vine lounge, the have allocated £5000 so will probably get it done.
  • Sandra Bumphry has resigned and will work til the end of august.


Any Other Business


  • Mark Rawthorn said if we want The Bohemians next year, we need to book them now. It was decided that they were too expensive so will have to look for another tribute act.


Close 8.35pm


Date of next meeting  Monday 18th June  2018 @ 8pm in the library

Entertainments 2018


18th       - Bingo in Vine Lounge

27th       - Karaoke in Vine Lounge


15th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

17th - Quiz Night in Village Hall – CANCELLED


15th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

17th - Race Night with Capel Plough in Village Hall

24th - Onion Band in Vine Lounge

29th-2nd - Beer Festival

31st - Childrens Easter Party - CANCELLED


7th - Karaoke in Vine Lounge

19th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

21st - Noasis Tribute Act in Village Hall


17th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

19th - The Seventh House in Village Hall

27th - Pool Tournament & BBQ in Family Bar


9th - Funday at Playing Field

21st - Bingo in Vine Lounge

23rd - Karaoke in Vine Lounge


19th - Bingo in Vine Lounge


16th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

25th - Karaoke in Vine Lounge

26th - Bar Olympics & BBQ in Family Bar & Vine Lounge


20th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

29th - Stiff in the morning in Village Hall


6th - Karaoke

18th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

27th - Halloween Party in Village Hall 4pm-6pm


3rd - Bonfire Disco in Village Hall

15th - Bingo in Vine Lounge

24th - Christmas Fair in Village Hall


13th - Christmas Bingo in Vine Lounge

15th - Karaoke in Vine Lounge

16th - Children’s Christmas Party in Village Hall 2pm-4pm

31st - New Years Eve in Village Hall