Planning for any public events has been extremely challenging since March and although restrictions are easing a bit, the situation is by no means straight forward. This means that plans for The Family Fun Day & Dog Show scheduled for Saturday 29 August are very much in limbo and all providers from outside the village have been informed that the event is on hold for the time being.
One good development is that pubs can open from next weekend onwards, so the Newenden Trust would like to invite you to an outdoor Link-Up in the garden of the White Hart on Monday 6 July from 6 to 8 pm. It will be a chance to mark this new chapter and an opportunity to support Ivan and to hear your thoughts on the proposed Family Fun Day. There are likely to be mixed opinions and we would only wish to stage an event that can be held safely and has the backing of most residents. One option would be to aim for the type of very local affair that was pulled together at short notice last year and which turned into a lovely day, albeit not a big fund raiser.
The Link-Up would also be a good time for villagers to speak to the Trustees about the ongoing works on the new village hall and to find out what the next stage of the project is.
We look forward to seeing many of you on 6 July and in the mean time you are welcome to email me with any questions so I can pass them on to the Trust.
Keep well and have a nice weekend,
With kind regards,
The Newenden Trust is a charity whose current major objective is to construct the new village Hall and by running events to assist with the financing of it. It is the sole trustee of the village hall.
Trustees are Dave Richardson, (Chair), Ellen Hannavy-Cousen, (Secretary), Richard Gould, Alan Seal, Hugh Edmonds, (treasurer). Ingrid Nilson has recently been appointed events co-ordinator.
Once the village hall has been completed the hall will be run on a day to day basis through the “Village Hall Management Committee” which will include caretakers and representatives from parish organisations such as the Parish Council, Newenden Trust & the Newenden Cricket club.
In the future projects within the village other than the village hall, which will benefit from charitable status can be run and organised from the Newenden Trust.
Information about progress with the new Village Hall will be found here and regularly updated