Forncett Village Hall: Low Road, Forncett St Mary, Norfolk NR16 1JG

FLOSSY - raising funds for our Village Hall

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Village Hall Lottery Syndicate ('FLOSSY'): another 20 week cycle starts October 28th 2017. Why not join in?

Support YOUR Village Hall - and have lots of chances to win a fortune!

FLOSSY - our lottery scheme supporting the Village Hall - is about to start again.  We have now been running the scheme for four years.  In that time over £2000 has been raised for the Village Hall.  We are not millionaires yet - but one day? .....

The next 20 week cycle will begin on Saturday October 28th 2017.  

If you would like to know more about how it all works, see the full terms and conditions and get an application form by clicking the links below, or please contact me (Brian Frith) and I'll make sure you get all the information.

Click here for full details of the scheme and here for an application form or contact Brian Frith by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone 01953 789882 - no commitment until you sign the agreement (and pay!). Don't delay - limited to 60! The deadline for receipt of agreement forms and payment, for inclusion in this 20 week block, will be Monday October 23rd 2017, with the first draw being Saturday 28th October 2017. 

Join FLOSSY - support YOUR Village Hall!

Murder Mystery Feb 17

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Photos of the Murder Mystery play 'Murder at the Village Hall' on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th February 2017.  

The full cast (see main text for names etc)

Photos by Anne Frith and John Wilde

Click pic for slide show

Full cast list (from first photo):

Back Row: Sheila Gale (Prompt); John Wilde (Inspector Halfpenny); Sarah House (the late Lavinia, Lady Forncett, Chair of the Committee)
Front Row: April Carlin (Peggy); Peter Schmidt-Hansen (Norman); Gill Starkie (Saffron); Brian Frith (Reg); Jackie Smith (Millicent); Graham Gale (Hugo, Lord Forncett)

Village Hall Bookings Calendar

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This calendar is updated regularly and can be used to check availability of the Hall. Bookings should be made via our Bookings Secretary, Ethel Coleman on 01508 530996.  Please note that the times listed are not necessarily the start times of the 'events'; there is often half an hour (or more) preparation time.  Please check with organisers if in doubt.

Click the link below to see the full page diary for the current month (or click the tabs to get the week or a list view - 'agenda')

Village Hall Bookings Calendar

For further information on events throughout the Village and local area, try looking on the 'coming events' list on the main menu or contact the organisers.

To all users of Forncett Village Hall – August 2016

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Update (December 16):

Most of the improvements mentioned below are now complete - just some work on the car park is still to come.  New floor, chairs, cooker, electrical systems, outside lights, railings and gates all serve to improve the appearance and functionality of the Hall.  Thanks to everyone who has helped in any way!

Original Article (August 16):

As you will be probably be aware, we have just had new floor covering installed in the Village Hall, and in the coming few weeks there will be new chairs, upgraded electrics and a new, larger, cooker and hob. Outside we will also be ‘re-grading’ the surface of the car park and installing railings around much of the edge of the car park, along with improved lighting. These changes follow the works a couple of years ago, which saw the arrival of new doors, windows, fascia, guttering, septic tank, lights and internal and external painting.

All these improvements are possible because of the hard work, over several years, of the Management Committee and fundraising group at the Village Hall, which has generated funds through special events and secured grants from National Lottery, South Norfolk Council and other grant providers, along with monies held by Forncett Parish Council - and, of course, the support of our users and the wider community.

The main purpose of this letter is to draw your attention to, and seek your cooperation with, the guidelines for use of the flooring, which have been passed on by the manufacturers and installers.

The floor is commercial quality vinyl sheet, meeting all the latest ‘non-slip’ regulations. It is very durable and has put an end to the inherently dusty surface of the old plywood sheets, but we need all users to follow these few guidelines:

• Do not drag items across the floor – lift them! The possibility of a deep ‘gouge’ caused by dragging a sharp, heavy, object is the main problem we have been warned about, as it would be with any new surface.
• Do not allow any cleaning chemicals / polishes to get on the floor.
• Any spillages (e.g. a drink) should be mopped up as quickly as possible and the floor wiped (not flooded!) with clean water, with perhaps just a trace of ‘Fairy Liquid’ if there is any ‘stickiness’ to be removed. If you do have a ‘terrible accident’ (e.g. with a pot of paint!) please let us know without delay so that we can take professional advice on how to clean up.
• Sand should not be used in the Hall, as this is especially difficult to remove and will quickly damage the surface.
• Footwear likely to damage the floor should not be worn.
• At the end of your use of the Hall sweep the floor with the large brush or ‘scissor mop’ to remove dust, grit etc.
• We have new chairs arriving in September, which will have ‘safe’ feet. In the meantime, the chairs currently in the chair store have all been checked and have protectors fitted so are safe to use. If you notice that a chair leg loses its ‘foot’ please take the chair out of service and label it as such. If you bring any other tables or chairs they must be checked for sharp, open, tubular legs and set aside if there is a problem.

Thank you.

If you have any queries or observations about the contents of this letter or any other aspect of the Village Hall, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Brian Frith, Chair of Forncett Village Hall Management Committee
01953 789882 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Village Hall Lettings Information

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Click the appropriate link to see information in connection with lettings.  For any queries, please contact Bookings Secretary Ethel Coleman on 01508 530996 or Chairman, Brian Frith on 01953 789882