Sunday 16th September - Lyminge Garage Safari
Table top sale and refreshments at Lyminge Village Hall
Built in 1981 with generous public donations and grants, Lyminge Village Hall stands on a spacious plot at the edge of the main village. A large tarmac parking area with 4 dedicated disabled spaces encircles the Hall on two levels and provides ample parking for the many community events held there, including the regular Judo Club, Short Mat Bowls Club, Youth Group, Dramatics Society productions and Pre-school. The Hall also holds archives for the Parish Council and the Lyminge Historical Society. The Hall’s location ideally lends itself to music, wedding, or drama functions and the large Jubilee Field to the rear holds regular sports and community events e.g. Bonfire Night and the Preschool's Party in the Park. There is also a purpose built skate park and tennis courts on the Jubilee Field site.
The Hall was envisaged and built to support and provide facilities for all the people of Lyminge Parish and as such, we fully intend to make it our mission to promote this; the Hall is an ideal venue for large or small functions providing spacious well-equipped facilities for all events. We welcome enquiries regarding hire of the Hall and its facilities.
The village hall can be hired on a regular basis for activities and for private functions. The hall offers excellent facilities that include:
- A large main hall which holds a seated audience of 200 persons, table seating for 100, and dancing space for 200.
- The Harry Storey Room is a smaller hall which can table seat 50 and is ideal as an extension to the main hall for events such as weddings, family parties, or used on its own for demonstrations and small exhibitions.
- This has crockery and cutlery for 100 people
- Hot Water Urn
- 2 x electric double oven with 4 ring hob cookers
- Microwave Oven
- Small Refrigerator
- Kitchen/Bar Areas
- Both have hatched service serving areas.
Call us on 0749 7625 741 or send an email to email@example.com
Please leave a message with your request and contact details and our booking secretary will be happy to get back to you to discuss your individual requirements.
Clubs and Societies
Lyminge Village Hall hosts a variety of Clubs and events. If you would like to set up a regular club, society or activity and want to hold it in the village hall then please Contact Us.
- Lyminge Pre School (for under 5s) (lymingepreschool.org.uk)
- Lyminge Dramatic Society (www.lymingedramaticsociety.co.uk)
- Short Mat Bowls Club (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
- Judo (Monday evenings Contact Craig Munn : 01303 863149)
- Lyminge Youth Club (Wednesday evenings Term time. Contact Gary Harrison : 07977 982185 or find the website @ www.fyp.org.uk)
- Lyminge Historical Society hold their archive here. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events for 2018
Saturday 21st July: Cantores Dominicae Choir host their annual Lyminge Prom. Starts 7pm. Tickets £8. Refreshments and bar.
Saturday 22nd September: The Lyminge Association present: A Great War Victory Tea
Saturday 6th October: The 3rd Annual Lyminge Oktoberfest with the Bettsteiner Footstompers
Saturday 13th October: Christmas Day Lunch Club Fundraiser
Saturday 20th October: Lyminge Association Quiz Night
Sunday 4th November: Lyminge Fireworks
15th-17th November: LDS Autumn production
Saturday 24th November: Lord Whisky Autumn Bazar 8am -1pm
Review of recent events
This month the Lyminge Preschool hosted their first 5K Family Fun run at the Hall to raise funds for more toys and equipment for the children. Over 50 runners ran the route up Woodland Rd and through Skeete while lots of children enjoyed the obstacle course on the Jubilee Field. Everyone was rewarded with medals, tea/coffee and wonderful homemade cakes. In all over £600 was raised. What a fantastic effort and well done to all the organisers and those who took part. Photos to follow...
In April, the Lyminge Association ran another very successful Garage Safari with over 60 garages involved and here in the Hall we had table top sales and refreshments. It was a great spot for people to stop for a rest on a very warm sunny day!
The Lyminge Association quiz night in March went down a storm and was so much fun that they plan to hold another one in the autumn. Watch this page and the newsletters for more details of that...
After a few private parties in January, February turned out to be a very busy month: We started it by testing our music knowledge and dancing the night away to raise another £450 towards Hall refurbishments at the 90s Music Bingo Night. Valentine's Day members of the LDS supported the Goodchild Foundation to put on a light hearted evening of love in beautifully decorated hall. As well as a lovely evening they raised funds for the Goodlchild nursey school in Gambia. Then 18th February saw our Short Mat Bowls club holding their annual tournament, with teams attending from all over Kent. Finally to round off the month the Lyminge Association organised for the Hythe Town Concert band to provide a superb evening of music for the village. Thanks to all those who organised and supported these events!
Once again Christmas in Lyminge was made quite magical by the combination of community events: The Lord Whisky Autumn Bazar at the village hall got people in the spirit in November while raising funds for this much loved local animal santuary. Then the run up to Christmas saw lights go up all over the village thanks to the Lyminge Association and Mount Pleasant residents. December kicked off with St Nicholas Fayre at the church followed by the carol concert for Lyminge CoE primary school at St. Mary's and Ethelburga parish church. Nativities were held for families at Lyminge CoE primary school and here at the Hall by Lyminge Preschool. Then on Christmas Eve, as many of us crammed into the church for the traditional childrens Crib service, volunteers began decorationg the Village Hall for the Christmas Day Lunch Club. On Christmas Day itself over 40 Lyminge Residents who might have spent Christmas alone were treated to a magnificent charity lunch prepared and served by volunteers. Others gave up their Boxing Day to help with the clear up. Well done to all involved and particular thanks to Sam and Steve Cunningham for organising it all and giving up their Christmas to do this for the village year on year.
In November 2017, the Lyminge Preschool ran a very successful fundraiser quiz night with hilarious rounds involving team-builing with spagetti and interpreting the preschooler's artwork. Well done to Kim Stephens and helpers for organsing that. At the end of the month, Lyminge Dramatics Society's "Evening with Alan Bennett", directed by Sue Hope, was very successful production over three evenings. The cast superbly performed two Talking Heads monologues and a short play. A monologue of such length in front of a live audience is no mean feat. These provided both laughs and pause for thought with themes that felt as fresh and relevant today as when they were written. Very well done to all involved!
The 2017 Lyminge Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display was a huge success. We were blessed with a crisp, clear, still evening which meant everyone had great views of the bonfire and stunnning firework display from Flashpoint Fireworks. Everyone was able to keep warm before the start by getting hot dogs and hot drinks in the Hall or dancing to the DJ outside. Lyminge Youth Action were on hand to sell glo-sticks and goodies; raisng money to improve activities for our young people in the village and it meant that we didn't have to worry about the dangers of sparklers on site, so thank you to them! This year we also had two fantastic guys for our bonfire donated by 1st Lyminge Beavers so thank you to them too! Many thanks also to our Committee, volunteer stewards and St John's Ambulance Service who gave up their time, worked hard to feed hundreds of revellers and were on hand to keep everyone safe and sound. Most of all thank you to all of the public who supported the Hall, walked to the event and respected our requests to keep the site sparkler free. We raised over £2000 that will be going towards the new sign for our front door and further refurbishments inside the Hall.
The second annual Lyminge Oktoberfest was a huge success and attracted fans of the Bettsteiner Footstompers from as far away as Whitstable and Sheerness. The event raised over £700 which we will be putting towards a new sign to go over our front doors. Such was the response that the band has already been booked for the 2018 Lyminge Oktoberfest. Many thanks to all the organisers who gave their time and energy, the supporters who donated raffle prizes and all those who attended and made it such a brilliant evening!
Once again the Cantores Domincae Choir raised the rafters and our spirits with the annual Lyminge Prom in July. The audienced were moved by haunting nautical themed pieces about the Battle of Trafalgar and then bouyed by the traditional Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem.
The Easter holiday was livened up by another superb performance from the Lyminge Dramatics Society. A sell out run of the Vicar of Dibley, directed by Mike Chisnall was very well recieved by audiences and provided many laughs.
Village Hall News
The LVH committee were absolutely thrilled when our stalwart supporters and vital ticket box office for every major event in the village, Laing Bennett Estate Agents, agreed to sponsor our new Lyminge Village Hall sign. We are sure you'll agree it looks very smart indeed. Massive thanks to all at Laing Bennett for all you do to support all the community events in the Lyminge!
We all looking forward to an eventful 2018. Already we have lots of community events listed here on our website for the coming year. We are reallly pleased to see popular events from previous years returning, starting with the LVH Music Bingo and Lyminge Association's Hythe Concert band show in February as well as the Cantores Dominicae Prom to look forward to in July. There will also be new and exciting events like the Valentine's Day Fundraiser (more details to follow). We are also happy to report the again acting on feedback from the public, LVH is teaming up with the Lyminge Associaton to provide space and refreshments for the spring Garage Safari this year. Private bookings are also flooding with half a dozen wedding receptions and numberous birthday parties already booked in for 2018. Unfortunately such is the demand for the Hall that sadly dates do clash and this year the LDS have been unable to find suitable dates for their spring production. However rest assured they will be back in November for their autumn production.
Over the Christmas break we have managed to squeeze in some much needed maintenance work. So thanks to David our handyman for that. Sadly we has some antisocial damage to our outside guttering that had to be repaired as well as getting some of the paintwork touched up and acting on feedback, the sign commemerating the Hall's opening is back up in the entrance foyer. There is still more to do and we plan to post some dates of LVH maintenance days when we hope users and committee members will be getting together to do some additional cleaning and tidying as well as making ourselves available to meet potential new LVH volunteers.
Looking back over 2017: The Lyminge Oktoberfest and Lyminge Fireworks Display in autumn 2017 were both really successful events; providing lots of fun and entertainment for the public and raising a significant amount (over £2500) to go towards improvements to the Hall. We are already planning and booking next years events and look forward to enjoying and supporting some of the other wonderful community events happening this November.
Thank you to all members of the Parish who came along the Hall in June to support the AGM. A big thank you to all our Trustees, user group representatives and supporters over the past year. Thank you especially to Pippa Hamilton and Linda Howard who stood down from their roles as Booking Secretary and Vice-Chair. Happily we welcomed two new trustees onto the LVH Management Committee: Tina Goldup and Vicky Haley.
The Trustees of Lyminge Village Hall are: Owen Standen (Chairperson), Jane Michotte (Vice-Chair), Kate Kellett (acting treasurer), Tina Goldup (Fundraising), Vicky Haley (Fundraising and minute secretary) and Sandra Luck who has taken over as Preschool representative trustee. As we have currently only filled six of the nine available trustee roles we do have potential to co-opt additional committee members. If anyone wishes to support the management of the village hall please do email email@example.com
Your elected trustees wish to ensure the widest possible communication of all activities at the Village Hall through our website, facebook page and the Lyminge newsletter. We would welcome all Parish members to join and contribute to any of the sub committee's invovled in running the Hall. In particular we are looking for people to help with our fundraising and maintainance subcommittees. If you feel you can help in any way please contact us through the booking line, email or via a message on our facebook page.
At the moment the responsibility for opening and locking up the Hall to hirers is shared amongst the regular users and committee members. However we would welcome applications from local members of the Parish who feel that they could support the running of the Hall on a regular basis by acting as a key holder and supervising the day to day upkeep of the Hall. If you are interested in this role please contact Kate by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Dragon I.T. Ltd. is the first of what we plan will be many local sponsors and if you are a local business like Red Dragon I.T. Ltd. and you want to support, and be supported by, your village hall please contacted the trustees via the websites contact form.
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Get In Touch
If you wish to make an enquiry regarding possible hiring of the Hall, please contact:
Kate Kellett on 0749 7625 741
Or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyminge Village Hall,