Under the “Schedule” to the 1994 “Rules for the Whittington Village Hall”, the following organisations are each entitled to appoint one Trustee, each year, to the Management Committee:
Whittington Parish Council
Whittington Youth and Sports Club
Whittington Parish Festivities.
The first two we know.
The third is believed to be defunct, but there is still a mystery surrounding the remaining funds and title to the property that was the Children’s Playground, a matter that our Parish Fathers have shovelled under the carpet over recent years. In fact I have recently returned, to the Village Hall Committee, a five mike input amplifier, which I am told, is/was the property of the Youth & Sports Club, having stored it at out house since the Village Hall renovations began.
However – “Whittington Parish Festivities.” Now that is a new one on me. Obviously it existed in 1994, but does anyone know, either what it was or what happened to it?
It is something in which the Village is currently in very short supply.
Interestingly when the Village Hall Committee decided to throw Gerald (he of musings fame) off the Committee they discovered that they couldn’t because he had been appointed by the Parish Council, and not elected at the Village Hall AGM. They had to wait until the next AGM before they could dispense with, what is reputed to have been, their most productive member. It seems he had upset a fellow member.
Fortunately Gerald is still organising regular dances in the Village Hall, even if the benefits no longer accrue to us, merely hourly rental fees.