Maulds Meaburn Village Institute Key Dates for your diary
3rd Oct Coffee Morning at MMVI 10.30am
14th Oct AGM and Social MMVI at 7.30pm
5th Nov Grand Opening MMVI at 2pm
“ ‘Beyond the Blues’ play Meaburn Institute 7.30pm
Twelve long years have passed since the old wooden and corrugated ‘tin hut’ Village Institute was condemned in 1999. The plans of those of you originally involved in commissioning the “new” building will have perhaps been forgotten. Some of the originators are no longer with us. Some of your children have grown up. However, at long last, we are able to say that we have a Village Institute again (thanks to The Lottery Fund, CCC and stalwart volunteer efforts). Now we have to remind ourselves what we planned to do with it!
We have a complete, watertight building. It’s looking good, if sounding a little echoey due to lack of furnishings. There will still be small things to finish off, especially outside, but the heating, lighting and toilets work. The kitchen awaits it’s first big cook off, the main hall looks good and the small meeting room has a lovely outlook over the Lyvennet, Dent’s bridge and the Green.
The new Institute is the final piece of the jigsaw of local services and amenities in the Parish. It will restore a public building to Maulds Meaburn. This will be a resource not just for the village but like its predecessor, the Institute will be a resource for the whole Parish where all will be welcome.
The monthly Coffee Morning will move from being very sociable gatherings in village homes, to very sociable gatherings in the Institute. We hope that this will result in bigger, and wider, attendances. If you would like to have a sociable cup of coffee then please come along. If you have young children please bring them. We have rescued (and washed) some lovely old toys from storage, which are badly in need of someone to play with them. The new furniture will arrive later in the month but we have 40 chairs and some tables, the tea urn works and the crockery is ready on the shelves. The first gathering is on…
MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER: COFFEE MORNING at 10.30am
Please also put the following dates in your diaries and come along and join in.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and SOCIAL
FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER at 7.30pm
This represents the next stage of development of the Institute. The very reduced Trustees team are proud to have got this far and are looking forward to handing on the Institute’s further development to a new team.
We need new ideas on what we all want to see happening in the new building. So if you, or your group would like to use the hall, if you have ideas on how the Institute should be used to benefit the village and the Parish, if you would like to help organise events, if you would like to help run the Institute, if you would like to have a look at the facilities, then please come along. Bring all the family. The intention is to combine AGM business with pleasure. The bar will be open for business!
GRAND OPENING TEA PARTY
SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER
All residents of the Parish are invited to the opening Tea Party at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 5th November.
This will be an opportunity for the whole Parish to get together and enjoy a traditional Westmorland tea with some gentle live music in the background. If you would like to contribute some home baking this would be much appreciated.
‘BEYOND THE BLUES’ play MEABURN INSTITUTE!
7.30PM on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
The band have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to play here after the
enthusiastic reception to their fund raiser for CRVH and MMVI last year.
After you’ve been to your bonfire and let off your fireworks, come back up to the Institute for some chilli and change into your boogie shoes for some dancing.
There will be a licensed bar, and a nominal charge for the food. However, we’re currently looking for a grant which would allow us to make entrance free.
We are anticipating a large crowd so it will be advance tickets only from Annie at Chestnuts MM tel 715168 or Sheila at Weir House MM tel 715509.
See you there!
If you’d like to get in quick to reserve a date for your own event then Vanda Betts (tel 715391) has a booking diary waiting for entries.