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Annual General Meeting

Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation the AGM is postponed until Wednesday 28th July at 8.15pm.  Please renew your membership by completing an application form from this site or leaving a message on 01256 353047 and Suzanne will send you a membership form.  Membership fees can be paid at the AGM.

The recent delivery to all our members of the 2020 annual report booklet and a membership form had disappointing results; only two people responded.  The Hall is provided by BDBC for you to use for leisure activities, keep fit or evening classes.  The possibilities are nearly endless.  But unless there is a committee to manage the use of the Hall the options are nothing but a closed building.

During the lock downs you committee have worked hard to see that those activities which can continue have been able to do so.  Currently there are six people on the committee.  We need more to share the work and to allow Suzanne to retire.  Please think seriously about whether you could volunteer.  We meet roughly once every two months; training can be found if you require it.  Please email me if you need more information.

Suzanne

About Hill Rise Hall:

Hill Rise Community Association has been open for business since 1979 when local residents decided that the boarded up building at the end of the road could be put to good use. They got together, approached the council to obtain a lease on the building and opened it up as a Community Centre for everyone to enjoy.

Since 1979 a lot has changed, people have moved on, clubs have opened and closed to be replaced by new ones but the hall remains and the Committee continues to manage the facilities for the community and user groups. The continued success of Hill Rise Hall is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the original members to lay the foundations of the association so that it could become what it is today.

In 2017 decades of hard work nearly unravelled. The Committee had fallen to just 3 members which just wasn't enough to keep the hall running. Faced with the real possibility of closure, 5 local residents volunteered to take on Committee roles at the AGM and saved the facility.