COVID-19 – LUSTLEIGH VILLAGE HALL IS CLOSED FOR GENERAL USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTIFICATION
July 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
On Monday 21st September, the monthly committee meeting considered the implications of the latest Government guidance for Community Buildings – amended on 15th August 2020 under the heading: ‘COVID-19 Regulations and Implications for Community Buildings’.
In view of the extent of the updated guidance Committee members had considered beforehand the Government document, together with related Devon County Council/ACRE guidance.
The following conclusions were reached:
- The guidance documents give rise to a series of complex and demanding requirements should a change to Hall multi-use status from the current single-user position be contemplated.
- The multi-use demands are equally onerous whatever the combination and nature user: for example, the revised demands will not be materially different if the combination of users were to be say, Rifle Club and Women’s’ Institute, or Preschool, Yoga and Badminton, etc.
- As, other than Preschool, there is only limited, ad hoc interest in Hall use for the rest of 2020 (Rifle Club and WI, for example, have no immediate intention to seek a return to the facilities), and given the potential extent and cost of preparation/planning work required, the Hall, unfortunately, will not be available for multi-use.
- To this end:
- The VHMC will hold monthly meetings to review possible wider use / re-opening the hall for multi-use.
Lustleigh Village Hall Management Committee