The Village Hall Committee has decided not to run bonfire night this year. The ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19, the difficulty of managing social distancing on a small playing field area and the concern over bonfire smoke have led us to the conclusion that we should not go ahead. Other similar events have also taken the same decision. It is a shame as this is a popular event, but we feel it would be too high a risk and that it is best to make the decision now so people have plenty of notice. We look forward to being back with
The village hall has now reopened and will initially be available for a limited number of bookings/events to ensure compliance with Covid-19 regulations and guidance. If you wish to hire the hall please contact us here. All bookings taking place in the hall must be fully compliant with our Covid-19 secure requirements.
The options consultation period for the North Cadbury and Yarlington Neighbourhood Development Plan will be during September (please note that this plan covers Galhampton as well). This is a very important consultation as it will determine what housing development (how many houses and where) villagers are prepared to accept. Whilst there is no guarantee that the planning process will follow the Neighbourhood Plan to the letter, it nevertheless provides an important input to any future housing development. Please visit the Development Plan website by clicking here and have your say – this is an important part of local democracy.
At a recent meeting of the village hall committee, it was decided to keep the hall closed for the foreseeable future post July 4th due to the current lack of demand to use the facility and the difficulty in putting on events in full compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines. This is likely to run over the summer holiday period until September, but the committee will be meeting regularly to review the situation.
It is now time to collect the Village Hall 200 Club subs for the 2020/21 year, the first draw being in July. We would usually do this by personal visits to ticket holders’ houses through a team of collectors. However, due to Covid-19, we are looking to do it differently this time in order to minimise contact. We will use email where we hold an email address, then telephone where we do not have an email contact, with home visits as a last resort. We will also look to take payment by BACS where possible, though cheque and cash will
There is a lot of information out there on Covid-19, below are links to some of the main sites: NHS – click here Government: General Advice – click here Government: Employees, Employers & Businesses – click here Somerset County Council – click here South Somerset District Council – click here Somerset Community Foundation – click here Age UK Somerset – click here
Please help your local food bank at a time when it is experiencing unprecedented demand. Galhampton Church supports the Yeovil-based Lord’s Larder Food Bank and a box is left outside the church for suitable donations to be deposited in. Since the Covid-19 lockdown commenced in mid-March the Lord’s Larder has seen an unprecedented rise in demand, tripling overnight. 1,104 people were helped in March, compared to 407 for the whole of February. As a result, the Larder urgently needs greater food donations. The Lord’s Larder Food Bank is a local ‘bank’ of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches in