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The recent Curry Night and Film was considered to have been a successful evening with a reasonably sized group along to the Hall. Some enjoyed curry and film, others just the curry while a few patrons had a couple of drinks, a good chat and then went home. All in all worth repeating we felt.


The next event is the Table Tennis Tournament which is on Saturday 23rd March in the Hall with a start time to be advised and dependent upon numbers playing. There will be jacket potatoes (£2.50) with a variety of fillings, the bar will be open and sport-of varying quality! will be going on to watch.


Entries for the tournament should be given/sent to Nigel Merriam, 766222, so that he can manage the draw and timings. All abilities, ages and aptitudes welcome.


For the past few years we have held a Garage Sale around the village in April but this year we are taking a rest. It will return in 2020, fully refreshed, and all the more exciting as everybody will have saved up two years’ worth of goods!


On May 11th we are holding a Buskers and Poets Unplugged event.

We hope that 'volunteers' will come forward and perform a piece for us all to enjoy in the Hall. You do not have to be of concert standard-nor appeared on X-Factor - just willing to play, sing, recite or read a small piece.


We know that there are many talented people in our community and have seen them perform before and hope that once again it will be an event that is different and gets a good crowd to the Hall. There will be food available and the bar open. No amplified music will be performed but a microphone for those who need it. More details next month.





The Fete!! On Saturday 23rd June with a theme of Mid-Summer and all the old favourites appearing again! The plant stall, cakes, tea tent, coconuts, crockery crash, grand draw and hopefully a 'Battle of the Bands' from local schools, a Tug of War-get a team of eight together-and of course the wheelbarrow of booze!! The bar will be open.

In July-on Saturday 20th, weather permitting, there is a Sports and Games afternoon starting at 5pm-probably with a BBQ and Bar.

August 24ththe Annual Produce and Craft Show;

From 20th September to 2nd November various early morning rugby matches may be shown on the big screen-bacon butties spring to mind!;

A music quiz on Saturday 21st September.

October the Harvest Horkey,

November the Craft Fair and

December Nigel's Quiz! An exciting year ahead but...

On Tuesday 18th March we need your help and input at the Annual General Meeting of the Village Hall Committee which begins at 7:30 in the Hall and will end by 8:00 pm.

You do not have to volunteer to be on the committee! You do not have to do anything! Just come along and support the Committee, hear the annual report, find out about the finances and future plans-or suggest ideas-and then go home. 



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 Carle, 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.