The Upperthong Village Hall is a special place where many of us come together to celebrate birthday parties, christenings, comedy nights, pantos, discos, bands and a plethora of local groups (Brownies, Yoga, Art….)
The Village Hall needs a fresh intake of committee members or we face the likely reality of not having a thriving village hall at the heart of our community.
Just like our homes, the Village Hall costs money to stay open. Heating, insurance, maintenance and other bills need to be paid. The Village Hall committee organise events to raise money to keep the hall open.
We also organise the Upperthong Big Thong Ender mainly to bring the community together to celebrate the wonderful place in which we live. Surprisingly, it doesn’t make a great deal of money !!!.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the traditional Sunday activities (aka the Gala) for 2016 as we do not have enough helpers to organise the event, man the many stalls and do the other 101 jobs that are required.
We had a successful recruitment drive 3 years ago. But for a variety of personal and family reasons (and with heavy hearts) a few committee members have had to move on.
Our regular monthly meetings are informal and lighthearted. We are certainly not dullards, we like a laugh and have one.
Interested?? Come along to a regular meeting
The more people who volunteer and help the less we all have to do. Please support your community and give a little back by joining the Village Hall committee.
Upperthong Village Hall
Needs helpers, large or small.
Without help nowt will occur,
The hall too could be gone in a year.
Sorry there’s no gala next year,
Too few hands to organise the beer.
If more Upperthong folk could provide a hand,
You may again hear the gala band.
Upperthong Village could lose its hall,
Painful like Jagger splitting with Jerry Hall.
Life without a hall at the heart,
Means no home for the brownies for a start.
No place to party, see a pantomime,
No Christmas Carols, no bell will chime.
No place for UNDO to vent their dismay,
No place for toddlers to come, meet and play.
If only locals could give some time,
Our village hall would be fine.
Just some more hands to keep it for years.
Our meetings are fun as we drink a few beers.
Come and join us at our AGM,
Or the hall could close and never open again.