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The hall is used by a large number of community groups (see Notice Board) and is available to hire for parties (see Hiring the Hall).  It has been recently refurbished and has a well fitted kitchen, large hall, separate meeting room and a playing field.  The hall has a car park and has disabled access ramps.

The hall is a registered charity with an active constitution.  It is managed by trustees who are the elected officers of the committee.  The Hall Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the hall.

Hiring The Hall

The hall is great for parties and other social functions - click here for more information.

It also has facilities that can be used for seminars, training and other corporate events - click here for more information.

Scout and Girlguiding  groups can hire the hall for camps and sleepovers - click here for more information.

Committee Members

Chair John Rowlands
Vice Chair Jeremy Horton
Secretary Hugh Gorton
Treasurer Neil Phillips
Other members Sarah Trim, Martin Chainey, Michael Layzell, Julie Layzell, Judy Wasdell.
  Kevin McElroy (Community Council), Peter Kenington (Church), Kerry Schrader (WI)
   
   

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2014 (AGM).
       Presentation given at the AGM 9 July 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd July 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2014 (EGM)

Minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 09 January 2014

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2013

Minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2013

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2013

Minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2013

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2013

    Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2013 (AGM).
       Presentation given at the AGM 4 July 2013

    Minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2013.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2013.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2013.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2013.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2013.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2012 (AGM).
    Presentation given at the AGM 15 June 2012

    Minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2012.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2012.

Policies

Volunteering

The Hood Memorial Hall is managed, operated, and run entirely by volunteers. Volunteers make up the totality of the Hall’s operation, whether they are helping to erect marquees, cooking, running stalls,
running the clubs that function in the Hall, or being Hall committee members. We are all volunteers except for our cleaner. 

An explanation of the rights and responsibilities of volunteers, as well as details of the arrangements for insurance, expenses and other relevant information are given in the Volunteering Policy document.

Click here to view the Volunteering Policy (pdf)

Equal Opportunities

The committee of the Hood Memorial Hall is committed to the elimination of discrimination and to encouraging diversity in all of the services and events it provides. Our aim is that in this way all members of our community will feel welcome and well provided for.

For more details please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy document.

Forthcoming Events

The Notice Board Page lists details of events at the hall.

Past Events

The Devauden Website Archive Page has information about previous events held at the hall.

Brief History

In 1944, it was decided by Violet Hood, Elizabeth Ferrard, Charles Ewill and John Rogers that the parish of Devauden needed a village hall, and their work began. Violet Hood donated the initial funds to start the process. At the end of 1950 they bought the piece of land where the hall now stands and the hall was built in due course. They then gave the Hall Building and surrounding land to the village community of Devauden, to be managed by this charity. The trust deed that founded this charity is dated 25th February 1960, sixteen years after the initial decision was made - fundraising and building work took time even then! The hall was given “for the use of meetings, lectures, classes and forms of recreation and leisure time and occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants”.

 

Recent Developments

2011 - Outdoor lighting and power, insulation and improved disabled access.

2009 - Ceiling and Fire Safety

2008 - Roofing

2007 - CEDS Building Project

Progress Report

Plans

2006 - New Playground, Stage and Cinema System

In 2006 a major project was undertaken to provide an adventure playground, cinema system and stage.  The hall committee were successful in obtaining an Article 33 funding grant from the Welsh Assembly Government, the European Union and Monmouthshire County Council.  This was combined with some large donations from companies and individuals connected with the village to produce a total of about £50,000.  The project was completed in August 2006.

Use the following link to find out more about this project.

Project Summary (pdf)

 

 

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Last updated: 16/08/2014