Staple Village Hall



At the first post-AGM meeting the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary and the Bookings Officer were all re-elected to their previous posts.


The fencing at the far end of the field which had been broken down (and afforded access into the adjacent field) has now been replaced by new fencing.


The VHC employed a local contracter to carry out the work


The same contractor also carried out extensive tree surgery at the Recreation Ground. Damaged, un-safe branches were removed and the leylandii trees behind the play area have been trimmed andtheir height reduced by 50%.


The cost of these works was significantly reduced by granting the contactor permission to shred and distribute the removed wood on site. (Thus avoiding off-site removal costs).


New Developments:


In order for Pre-School to operate at the same time as the Parent & Toddler Group - a room divider has been installed.


This is a very impressive, sturdy item and will be an invaluable asset to the Hall.

Ongoing, Routine Maintenance:


Day-to-day maintenance tasks have included::


The cutting back of vegetation, obscuring the Village Hall Sign.


Extensive cutting back / weeding / pruning / tidying of the grounds around the illage Hall.


The re-positioning of the floodlight on the road-facing elevation.


Extensive gutter cleaning / repairing.


Replacement of fluorescent light tubes / starters. (Including external, entrance lights).


Thorough tidying /re-arranging of Committee Room.


Re-positioning of hallway noticeboards, to enble the trestle trolley to be positioned adjacent to the double entrance doors.


Remedial work to the kitchen sink waste outlet sytem.


Replacement of taps / tap inserts in various locations.


Replacement of toilet seats.


Replacement of wired glass in main entrance door.


Fitting of 'hold-back' hooks to all three front entrance doors.


Refurbishment of counter lip and adj. area.

Dismantling and removing of old netball goal and basketball goal. (Items beyond repair).


Replacing the chains and associated fittings on all swings.


Installation of an external post box


Installation of lockable key-safe..


Recent, Major Maintenance:


Removal of tiles, battens, felt from one corner of the roof - and fiitng of new breathable roof underlay and new battens.


Location and repair of leaking CH supply pipe / deep cleaning of all radiators / replacement of various radiator valves / insertion of chemical inhibitor, replacement of diverter valve.


Regular hall users include:

Staple Pre-School

Staple Parent & Toddler Group

Staple Youth Club

Staple Short Mat Bowls Club

Slimming World

Staple Country Fayre

Care of The Hall and The Recreation Ground:


Through a thorough and comprehensive regime of day to day to maintrenance / regular decoration / annual boiler servicing / annual safety checks of the play equipment / responding to feedback from hirers etc; the pro-active Village Hall and Recreation Ground Managemt Committee has been able to keep down expenditure - by dealing with minor, inexpensive problems, as they occur (rather than leaving them unti expensive, major works are required), In this way, the Committee has made best use of its resources, while at the same time keeping the fabric of the building and the decorative standard of tthe Hall sufficiently high enough to continue to attract both long and short term hirers.