FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND

Update at 21st September 2020

Whilst there is still uncertainty and our national environment seems to be a constantly changing landscape,

we continue to follow government guidance, alongside

invaluable advice from the   Rural Community Council of Essex

In that respect, our ability to keep the Hall open may change at short notice but we will update this website as soon as possible if that changes.

SO

 WE REMAIN OPEN

at this point in time in keeping with the advice  ...

Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able to continue to host more people in total - such as religious services in places of worship

and other exceptions Listed HERE    - but,

no one should visit in a group of greater than 6.


To clarify :- the total number of persons in the Hallcan be approximately 30persons at any one time as long as 'Social Distancing and any wearing of Masks rulings', are being adhered to

(as have been conveyed previously by our special conditions of hire) 

AND THAT

No groups may visit, in numbers larger than 6 persons, as a single group

AND THAT

None of those groups may join together to form larger groups 

(i.e individual groups must socially distance between themselves and other groups.)


COVID-19

OUR ACTIONS

                                                               RECENT INTENTIONS and THEIR PROGRESS


PLEASE SEE BELOW an update of our dedication to fulfil our promises to our users


As we are all aware the threat of the Corona Virus is dictating the way we live our lives, at least for the forseeable future. The effects of this are wide and varied and we all must hope that the situation can be resolved speedily, especially if this will minimise the sad losses of life we are experiencing.

The members of the committee here at Little Waltham Memorial Hall wish that everyone will stay safe and will get through this awful time.


Our reaction to the government call to close our venue was swiftly carried out and hope that, by doing so, we have contributed in helping to prevent the spread of this calous virus.


As we are now confident that you, our hirers and users, can once again be safe in this public meeting place, we have opened once again.  We are obviously keeping a very close watch on all developments in this respect and will take the lead from our Government as to ny directions we receive.

In the meantime, we have, within the confines of social distancing, made progress with small improvements and other aspects. We hope these  will benefit the hall and our users.  Trying to make the most of the 'down time' we have now completed the following tasks


  • Re-surfacing work on the Main hall floor                  - COMPLETED
  • Lighting improvement in The Elliott Room              -  COMPLETED
  • Filling and levelling the rear grassed area                  - COMPLETED
  • Improving sineage around the building                      - COMPLETED
  • Updating and improving our Internet Wifi facility     - COMPLETED
  • Improving our profile on this Website  -  COMPLETED AND CONTINUALLY IMPROVING

  • We have ALSO  had a complete lifting and re-laying of the front steps to MINIMISE RISK of TRIP and FALL
  • We are in the progress of having the REAR WHITE WALLS RE-PAINTED making the exterior cleaner and more welcoming
  • Internally the TABLE STORAGE has been MADE SAFER
  • We have INSTALLED FENCING and a NEW GATE at the FIRE EXIT from the ELLIOTT ROOM as a safety measure for when the children of the Pre-School return


We have many more tasks to carry out in the future which we hope will improve the facilities for everyone's benefit. They will be listed as projects on our 'About Us' page on this site. That, however, is also currently one of the tasks to be addressed and will be available in the very near future for you to view.



Our Current NEWS

NEWS BULLETIN

Annual General Meeting

16th September 2020

in the Main Hall

unless weather permits an outdoor set up


Covid-19 update

21-09-2020


We are now

*** OPEN ***

our actions for your safety

have now been completed and are in place and working


We have opened as a newly COVID SAFE

ENVIRONMENT


We look forawrd to seeing you

in the very near future!


Little Waltham Memorial Hall

BOOKS


Second hand books have been placed in the Entrance porch of the hall.

These are for everyone to browse, read and replace or donate your own.


Please note: all book covers are being 'cleaned' as we understand and should anyone wish to add to the box we respectfully ask that you do the same with the safety of the future reader in mind.


We will take this opportunity to say THANK YOU

to those who instigated this facility, it was a grand gesture and seems to be well received by the locality.

Previously    As of 1st August 2020


We are pleased to say , Little Waltahm Memorial Hall is NOW OPEN once again.


At the moment we have restricted the use to  groups of our regular users

unless by special arrangement with the Committee


We have conducted a thorough COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT

and identified our areas of risk and what we should action

these are


The Hall has been subjected to DEEP CLEANING


We have installed HAND SANITISERS, ALCOHOL GEL DISPENSERS and GLOVES along with other items for the use of our users.


There is a ONE WAY system in place in an area where it may be more difficult to maintain social distancing


We have SPECIAL CONDITIONS of HIRE in place to

advise and direct about

SAFE PRACTICE in our Hall

|

We have codes of practice and rotas covering our

COMPREHENSIVE CLEANING REGIMES

|

We have placed INSTRUCTIONAL POSTERS to assist your movements

|

We have MARKED OUT the floor area with 1.5 mtr DISTANCING

and


We have RESTRICTED ACCESS to the STAGE and OTHER AREAS

that have been separated for EMERGENCY USE


This is to hopefully ensure that you can be confident that the premises do not present any danger of Covid infection in so far as we can control it.


We continue to be available for contact if you have any questions or suggestions

that you may you wish us to consider.


Please see our contact page for ways to do this