Your Village Hall in Utkinton
In April next year our venerable hall will celebrate its 100th birthday and we will be having a bit of a ‘bash’ to commemorate the date. In looking to the past we also need to look to the future and, as we emerge from the cocoon that was ‘lockdown’ we need to think about what the hall is used for and would like your help.
Of course we have courses and classes and the Hall is home to Utkinton Women’s Institute, half the year it is home to the Parish Council and also the Hall Management Committee, but what would you like to see the hall used for?
We currently host Pilates, Karate, Yoga, Country Dance, a Toddler Group and one or two less frequent classes including monthly Police Surgeries. There is a kitchen, three loos, a storeroom and we have Broadband plus the multi-sport court that has been there since 2003 and has quite a few family members – able to play tennis, netball, basketball and soft football. In the past the hall had a stage and an indoor badminton court too. In normal years we host a quiz night and are co-organisers of the annual Utkinton Garden fete at ‘Tirley Garth’ along with the WI and Utkinton St Paul’s CofE Primary. The Hall Committee also run the ‘Utkinton Members Club’, a monthly draw that benefits the hall funds as well as the winners.
Outside we have off-road parking for 6-8 cars (dependent on parking ‘prettily’) and local streets can sometimes provide additional spaces.
Below you will find a link to an online survey we are running via JotForm to try and gauge residents views on what they would like to see there. We don’t ask for any contact details except for age and gender – these only because we would like to know what the various elements of our community want to do.