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 The latest event in the Village Hall was the Table Tennis Tournament which is held annually and was postponed from earlier in the year because of snowy conditions! We had a good set of entrants who fought out two competitions with Dennis Sore winning the main prize after a closely contested match against Seb. The first round losers’ cup was won by Steve McCormack who played very well indeed in the final. Our thanks must go to Nigel for general organisation, Dennis for specialist advice, Jos for the delicious baked potatoes and fillings and anybody else who helped throughout the well as remembering those who came along to play and support the action. 

The Table Tennis raised over £120 for the Hall funds which is very vital as the insurance bill has just been paid which amounted to over £900. These small events help to keep the Village Hall running and available within our community at good rates of hire but the main fundraiser-the ANNUAL FETE-is yet to come. Please look further in the Newsletter for details of this year's highlight being held on 23rd June on the Green as usual.


Other Village Hall News-The lottery lucky numbers are being bought quickly and at the time of writing there are a few left to be claimed. Jeanne and Romaine have been very busy visiting around the village selling of spare numbers. The funds raised so far are earmarked for a further 12 new chairs for the hall and as a contribution towards the next stage of the work to upgrade the Hall. The storeroom is a cold sink and as soon as the door is opened all the benefit from the heating and insulation within the main building dissipates therefore that too is being lined and insulated to save energy. We hope that this will be completed soon after the fete when the storeroom will have been emptied of equipment used during the fete.

The fire alarms and extinguishers have been checked recently and we continue to look for better value for money for this annual check which must be completed.

The village website holds details of committee members if you wish to contact anybody...and from June Tea and Chat will also include an opportunity to play table tennis! The two activities will be in separate parts of the hall!


Coming up

Sunday 15th July Treasure Hunt from 2pm with 'Afternoon Tea' available from 3pm.

Bank Holiday weekend in August sees the annual Produce and Craft Show.

Saturday 15th September is a Music Quiz with a wide range of musical questions-not just pop or opera!

Saturday 6th October is the Harvest Horkey.

For younger people October 27th is the Halloween Party.

There will be a November Fair with the date yet to be finalised.

Saturday 1st December is the Annual Village General Knowledge Quiz.

And once again for our younger villagers is the Christmas Party on 15th December-with Santa again promising to come!

The date for the Plum Pudding Walk has yet to be decided upon.

We hope to see everybody at the Fete and if you do have spare time on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to set up, run or tidy please let Katie know as soon as possible.



Village Afternoon Tea and Chat

An informal gathering for tea and biscuits. Open to all, young and old; dogs welcome too. Afternoon tea at the village hall happens every Wednesday from 2-4pm except Lunch Club days. As much tea/coffee as you can drink for only £1.





All bookings of the Village Hall and its equipment should go to:

Denise Alexander, 9, Grange Road, IP23 8NE. Telephone 01449 767838 or Email

Hourly rate: £8.00 The rate is per hour or part thereof. Minimum booking period 2 hrs.

Day rate (24 hour period): £85.00. 25% reduction in rate for Wickham Skeith residents and Wickham Skeith village groups and organisations. Official bodies (e.g. elections): £200.00 per day. A 30 minute "warming up" period will be allowed in cold weather conditions.