MIDDLE RASEN VILLAGE HALL NEWS
Middle Rasen Village Hall Committee have replaced the indoor bowling mats with grateful thanks for the grants they received from Middle Rasen Parish Council and Comic Relief. From July to September the Village hall was the recipient of the Co-op Community Champions scheme to the amount of £1218.07, this has allowed the lighting in the hall to be upgraded.
The Committee are extremely thankful to the Market Rasen Co-op staff who presented the cheque to Hall Clerk Carole Sellars. The disabled toilet, access ramp and new entrance to the hall have now been completed with funding coming from grants from Middle Rasen Parish Council, West Lindsey Community fund, Middle Rasen Community fund and the Michael Cornish Charitable Trust. A chocolate Bingo evening was held in November raising £273.00 which will be used towards the refurbishment of the Ladies toilets, the next project on the Hall Committees agenda. A big thank you to all those who donated the prizes for the event, the committee hope to hold another bingo evening early in the New Year.
Pete Dawson Chairman.
RAISING FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE HALL
Would you like to donate to charity without it costing you a penny?
The Lincolnshire Cooperative Society are introducing a new scheme whereby your Coop dividend card is linked to a charity. The Village Hall charity no.521958 is signing up to this scheme. You will still continue to collect your dividend points in the same way but by linking to the village hall charity on the Coop website to Community Champions. The village hall will receive a matched amount from the Coop The money will go towards helping with the refurbishments & upkeep of the hall. If you have any difficulties linking to the website, please contact Carole (01673 842645) with your name & Coop dividend number. If you wish to hire the hall for any event, please contact Rosie on 01673 842713
Middle Rasen and District Bowls Club
We are a thriving club with about 40 members and are always looking for new or experienced players coming into the area. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more about the Club you can contact Rich Wright, Sandstones, Buslingthorpe Road, Faldingworth (01673 885451)
All welcome to come along and have a go! Please wear worn trainers (not heeled shoes)
During the winter months (Sept to April) the Short Mat Bowling Group meets to play indoors twice a week at Middle Rasen Village Hall - Mondays (1:30pm till 4:30pm) & Thursdays (7pm till 10pm). Bowling woods are available but new members need to bring a pair of flat shoes or slippers as trainers or heeled shoes are not permitted. The activity has been running since 1989 and a core group of experienced bowlers are on hand to help beginners. Membership is £8 for the season and it is just 35p per game. It is a great social and sporting activity that is suitable for all ages. For more details contact Roy Kitchen (842553) or just come along.
A short history of the Middle Rasen's Village Hall and the adjacent large Playing Field.
John Wilkinson was a landowner in parts of Newport,Lincoln & Middle Rasen. He owned 2 1/2 acres of land in two fields between Marsh Lane (Manor Drive) & Dungeon Lane ( Wilkinson Drive) & at the primary school in Middle Rasen.
In 1889 the two fields were let to Mr.A.D.Smith for £ 4 per annum.In 1914 Mr.A.D.Smith gave notice to quit the 2 paddocks. These were to be let seperately, with Mr.Swaby taking the larger field at a rent of £5 p.a. & Mr.Pixley the smaller field at a rent of £3 p.a. Records show that in 1919 Caistor Rural Distrct Council wrote to the Charity to ask if there was any land available for housing. In1923 Mr.Pixley gave notice of his rent of the land which was then taken by a Mr. Duke.
A letter from 1937 shows that Rural Community Council Schemes wrote to the charity for financial help in building Village Halls. That must have had little success because later we see (1946) that the charity decided to sell 1 acre 7 perches to the Caistor Rural District Council for £100, provided a strip of land of 7 yards width was left for access to the larger field. This in turn was then rented by the Middle Rasen Parish Council for garden allotments and Caistor Rural District Council asked to visit the plot of land in Dungeon Lane to see if it suitable for housing. ( now the site of some senior citizens bungalows).
In 1963 Charity Commisssion were asked for permission to use the larger field as a playing field & alterations to the scheme. It was proposed and agreed that application be made to use the field owned by the Charity as a site for children's playing field also for a Village Hall Pavilion and providing sporting activities for the parish. This information be given to the then constituted Village Hall Committee who purchased the field for £650 from the John Wilkinson Charity.
MIDDLE RASEN VILLAGE HALL TODAY
Community facilities in every village are dependant upon two things. Firstly, the continued help of a number of faithful volunteers for its up keep, and secondly, on the local community to make use of it. So a big thanks to everyone who has volunteered their help, and please do continue to use and book the hall for your family functions, parties and community events. We are constantly trying to maintain and improve the facilities and are grateful for all those who have helped raise much need funds. Last year a number of willing voluntary helpers spring cleaned the hall, and several of fund raising events including our Tractor Runs helped to raise money to improve the hall. The last one in September 08 raised £305. Progress might be slow, but at least it is progress.
The Middle Rasen and District Pre-School very kindly gave their room to the community for all the hard work fund raising parishioners had done in it's building, and at a small ceremony a key was handed over. This room is now called the ‘Community Room' and can be used as a meeting/conference room or refreshment and quite area for parties. Grants have also been gratefully received from - RaCol, LEAP, Lincolnshire Co-operative Society, Radio Lincolnshire and West Lindsey District Council Councillor Initiative - enabling the purchase of a new double oven, dishwasher, new chairs, banqueting chairs, matching catering crockery and some minor alterations to the hall. Next year we hope to apply for a capital grant to make further improvements.
Financial support from two local charities 2006 - 7
John Wilkinson Charity - Charity no. 527746
Organisation Financial Support given
Middle Rasen Pre - School £1,058.43
Middle Rasen Primary School £1,232.31
Middle Rasen Poor Lands & Poor Meadows Charity
Charity No. 216242
Organisation Financial Support given
Middle Rasen Pre - School £783.28
Middle Rasen Primary School £415.00 (trip to Caythorpe)
Braemar Close residents £142.35 (Christmas party)
2nd Middle Rasen Brownies £300.00
Middle Rasen Methodist Church £1,000.00 (Disabled Access)
Middle Rasen Village Hall £3,075.00 (Car Park extension)
Spring JANUARY ~ Tractor and Classic Vehicle Run ~ Autumn JULY
Village Hall Car Boot Evens 2019
Ring 07659134950 for details of time and how to join.
OUR village hall needs YOU
Middle Rasen Village Hall has been awarded £1000.00 from Radio Lincolnshire's "Pot of Gold" & £ 500 from Lincolnshire Cooperative Society for refurbishments.
RACOL has awarded the village hall enough money to buy a double oven & dish washer for the kitchen
Click the on-line notice board to see an application under the licensing act 2003 for MR V Hall