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Village Hall

First of all can I correct the email address I gave last month for information about the art group, the correct address is;

Also last month I was hoping that we would have our first successful Film Night since lockdown and I am very pleased to say that we did and hope to have another in October.  Please see separate article for details.  As I said last month we have started playing short mat bowls but we are low on numbers so if you would like to join us you would be very welcome, it doesn’t matter if you have never played before and we have plenty of spare bowls that you can use, so why not come and give it a go. 

Peter Brinck 01935 891822 or

Please note, any inquiries regarding booking the village hall should in future be sent to Peter Brinck, contact details below.

I am glad to say that the village hall is now open and we have various different functions taking place.  By the time you read this I hope we will have had another successful film night with ‘Military Wives’ and also a lecture for the gardening club.  Other activities that have restarted are;

Badminton, Tuesdays at 7.00pm, contact Peter Brinck for details

Short Mat Bowls, Fridays 2.30pm, contact Peter Brinck for details

Yoga, Fridays 9.30am, contact Angela Renton 01963 210367

Halstock Village Cinema.  This has also started again, please see separate entry for details.

Art Group, contact Vivien Walters(see above)


Peter Brinck 01935 891822 or



The hall management committee normally meet on six Monday evenings during the year, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year our planned meeting for May was a virtual meeting via the wonders of the computer.  It is also not possible to hold our Annual General Meeting in the hall so we are placing the relevant documents in the Community Room and also on the village website.  If it is felt we still need to have meeting in the hall I will arrange one when restrictions allow.

Most of the usual events took place until we were forced to close the hall due to Covid-19.  Yoga classes had started again, badminton on Tuesday nights was very popular and short mat boles took place on Friday afternoons.  Pot Luck Lunches still ran on Wednesdays.  As numbers had been falling the club had a publicity campaign to try and increase the number of people attending and, along with other changes, this had started to improve the attendance which we hope will continue once we are able to hold the lunches again.

The Village Cinema is going from strength to strength, some of the films shown had a record number of people attending.  Due to the cost of hiring the films we did have to increase the ticket price by 50p to £6.50, however this is the first time we have had to increase the cost.  As with everything else we had to cancel all shows due to Covid-19 but we are planning to start again in September if this is possible.

During the year the chiller cabinet in the bar went wrong and we have now replaced this and a fridge was donated to the hall so there is now a fridge in the kitchen and the bar as well as the chiller cabinet.

I always mention the paper shed which up until now has given the hall a very useful income.  I am sorry to say that due to the fall in the value of paper for recycling, the firm will no longer collect paper from us.  I would like to thank all the people who for years have put paper in the shed and those people who emptied it early on, some wet, Saturday mornings.  Please in future would you put paper in the council recycling bin?

Finally I would like to thank all the committee members for their help during the year and I look forward to the time we can get back to normal, whatever that will be.  Also a big thank you to people who are not on the committee but continue to help in so many ways.


Peter Brinck

Chairman, Halstock Community Hall Management Committee

Village Hall News

You will have noticed that the tree in the hall car park has now been taken down.  We would like to plant a new tree but that is not possible on the same plot so we will be looking for ideas as to where we could put it and what we could do with the old stump.  By the time you read this the paper shed will have been emptied.  I am sorry if you came down and found the shed was full, this was because the lorry which collects the paper broke down when the shed should have been emptied so we had to arrange a new date.

Peter Brinck 01935 891822


Variation Notice

Notice is given that Peter Brinck has applied to Dorset Council for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Halstock Community Hall, Leigh Lane, Halstock, Yeovil, BA22 9SG for regulated entertainment and the provision of alcohol generally between the hours of 09.00am and 01.00am on Monday to Saturday and between 09.00am and Midnight on Sundays.

Any interested party or responsible authority may make representation to, The Licencing Section, Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ within 28 days from the date of this notice.  The licensing register and details of this application may be inspected during normal office hours at the above address.

It is an offence under section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5000)

1st March 2020

Village Fete 

January is the month when we start meeting to arrange the summer Fete.  I have had a few offers of help but we do still need more.  We are planning to have all the usual attractions again this year including the Punch and Judy, donkeys, music, BBQ, ice creams and lots of stalls.  We meet once a month in the Community Room and the meetings usually take about one hour.  So why not come and join us or if you are not a ‘meetings person’ find out how you could help on the day.

Peter Brinck 01935 891822 or



 First Responders                                                     £450

 Village Hall                                                              £650

 Football Club                                                          £100

 Garden Club                                                           £100

 Church Fabric Fund                                               £300

 Community Room                                                  £100

 Dorchester Cancel Unit                                        £250

 Ukelele Band                                                          £100

 St James' Church East Chelborough                   £100

 British Legion                                                         £150

 Sherborne MS                                                         £100

 WI                                                                               £50

 Bridport Model Railway                                       £100

 Chimes                                                                     £100

 Nordcat                                                                    £200

                                      Total                                 £3,300

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