Crookham hall to sell billiard table

Crookham Village Hall's committee has voted to sell its top-class billiards table now that the village has no regular players.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 01 May, 2016, 11:00
Crookham village hall

Outgoing chairman David Moore and retiring treasurer Mike Keating informed the annual meeting that the table occupies all of the available space in the small side hall which is in a poor state of repair.

“Sadly, the presence of the unused table is turning the small side hall into a virtual store room and prevents us going ahead with either hall repairs or even demolition if we are given a Big Lottery Fund grant,” said new chairman David Banks.

As a result of the AGM decision a purchaser for the table will be sought.

The current committee was re-elected ewith the exception of David Moore who is stepping down. David Banks paid tribute to his work, and that of outgoing treasurer Mike Keating, whose work was rewarded earlier by news that the EDF Windfarm Community Fund had agreed to award Crookham funds to buy and install a much-needed multi-fuel stove for the main hall.

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Thanking David Moore, David Banks presented him and wife Margaret with garden gift certificates. In turn, David Moore paid tribute to the work of his committee and thanked hall users for their steadfast support. A unanimous vote confirmed two new members of the CVH management committee, Beryl WIlson and Colin Speight.

Another important move was the establishment of a social committee to be chaired by Gemma Banks

Hall users were given news of the installation in early May of a new disabled access ramp and of plans being drawn up to create a unisex toilet block with hot water and disabled access and facilities on the site of the current ladies toilet.