Progress update February 2017.
The road entrance off the NDR is complete and the Church Road vehicle entrance is now locked. The Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents, Parish Centre and Church users, local businesses and The Parish Council for cooperating and negotiating with us during the protracted construction phase.
The building is due to be handed over in May 2017.
Bookings are being taken from June 1st 2017.
The official opening events will be on July 1st and 2nd. More info will be published soon.
During May we will be contacting all those groups who have expressed an interest in using the hall and facilities.
New applicants wishing to book regular clubs, groups or classes are also welcome to attend. Dates and times for this will be published in mid March on our web site The Green at Wembdon.
Private functions already booked will receive booking forms in early March.
The hall, car park and playing fields will be used fully for the annual WCA Village Day in August; the Flower Show will remain at the Parish Centre in keeping with tradition.
The Trustees will continue to have legal responsibility for the building and land. A hall committee will be formed and will be responsible for the day to day running. All posts will be voluntary. If you are interested in joining the village hall committee to help in anyway, please contact us via the web site or 07594299533.
The Trustees are in the process of applying for a premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol, playing of music, showing of films etc to take place at the premises.
The Trust will be the licence holders. Wembdon Cricket Club will staff the bar and The Trustees have appointed a legally qualified person as the Designated Person Responsible. The application for the Premises Licence will show a request for a broad scope of licensable hours for all licensable activities. We have been advised by the Sedgemoor Licensing Officer that it is practical and the norm to apply in this manner to enable flexibility; if the application is too prescriptive we would need to apply for an event licence every time we varied the hours. Unless it is a private function (wedding, party) local residents will be welcome to use the bar and participate in the social activity.
Our application also includes the policies and preventions we will adopt to conform with the Crime Commissioner’s goals to minimise crime and public disorder and protect all members of the public and property.
Words by Lyn Tyrrell