We’ve got plenty of good things happening at the Village Centre over the coming weeks. You can see the details from the posters, but here is a brief rundown on what we have planned. We look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday 30th November 7.30pm – Village Cinema – “Peanut Butter Falcon”. Tickets £6 on the door.
Tuesday 14th December 7.30pm – Village Voice Live – The History of the Mince Pie (with samples!) Tickets £5 on the door.
Wednesday 22nd December 5.00pm – Carol Singing with musical accompaniment and light refreshments – Free, but donations to the Centre will be very welcome.
Friday 31st December 8.30pm – New Year’s Eve Disco and Supper – Tickets £25 from Dersingham Post Office or tel: 01485 540271. Must be bought in advance, no on the door ticket sales.
It’s now over three years since the Centre opened and the Trustees felt that it was time that we reviewed the charges for hiring the various rooms in the building. At at time of rising inflation and particularly high energy prices you might expect that prices would be going up, but we have done our best to avoid that wherever possible. Only in the main hall will the hourly hiring rate increase, which is due to the cost of heating such a large space. We have had to cope with a 75% increase in the cost of energy supplied to the Centre, but fortunately, thanks to our solar panels and heat pumps the building is very energy efficient.
The cost of hiring the smaller rooms in the Centre will be either held at the current level or reduced, to encourage more use of the smaller spaces. Any changes will take effect from the 1st January 2022.
You can see all our hiring rates in the table on the Booking page of this website, but in brief the hourly rate for hiring the main hall will rise from £30 an hour to £34 (£17 for community groups). The Garden Room hire rate will be unchanged. The Loft hourly rate will reduce from £20 to £15 (7.50 per hour for community groups).
We are sure that all users of the hall will understand the reasons for these changes and, as always, we thank you all for your support.
Every month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. The fixed costs of the Centre are quite considerable, so your contributions are especially welcome, but we do need more players. If you know anyone who would like to join the lottery then you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. It costs just £5 per month and the more players the bigger the prize fund. Anyone can join the lottery draw online by visiting our Village Centre Fundraising page Thank you for your support!
This month’s draw was made on Tuesday 9th November 2021. The results are: First prize, number 31 winning £24.00. Second prize number 42 winning £16.00 and third prize number 29 winning £8.00.