October 2020 Calendar

Hi everyone – we do hope that you are keeping safe and enjoying whatever freedoms you can enjoy in these trying times! We slowly have started to open the Hub for Community Bookings, and the Guides, Kickboxing and an Arts Workshop are so far booked in for October – and we are showing the Simply Walks programme as it is based around the Hub, although it does not involve booking internal space. For the sake of keeping everyone as safe as possible, we are so far limiting our internal bookings to one per day, to allow cleaning between booking – we hope you understand, and will support this approach – you can of course continue to come along and enjoy a delicious coffee and a meal at CuriosiTEA Rooms during their opening hours, seven days a week!

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Do remember that we work very closely with the Town Hall in joint booking ventures, and with the Parish Council in their making the Lawn available for Car-Parking if your event requires it – just make sure to book the Lawn through the Parish Council’s web-site at least a week in advance –

http://www.ivinghoepc.org.uk/community/ivinghoe-parish-council-12882/the-lawn/

2020 Annual Chair’s Report and Financial Report

Hello everyone – as foreshadowed a couple of weeks ago, our 2020 Annual General Meeting has been cancelled due to the ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic – thus we are publishing our 2020 Annual Chair’s Report, and the 2020 Financial Report for all to see on this site. The 2020 Annual Chair’s Report can be seen at this link:

http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Hub-Chairs-Report-2020-FINAL-aaa-1.pdf

The 2020 Financial Report can be seen at this link:

http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Financial-Report.pdf

We welcome any discussion, comments or questions surrounding these reports – do feel able to email or telephone – or share a cup of coffee with any of our Trustees. Our email address is: ivinghoeoldschoolcommunityhub@btconnect.com – or our telephone is 01296-661666.

2020 AGM Cancellation

Hi everyone! It is with regret that this year’s Annual General Meeting has been cancelled – obviously due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and associated restrictions. We do have to report that one of our Trustees – Sylvia Simmonds – has been suffering with a major health problem of late, and we do wish her well in coming to grips with all. Our Chair, Carol Tarrant, will be publishing her Annual Chair’s Report nonetheless, as will Treasurer/Secretary Bob Corn publish the Annual Financial Statement – both before end of September 2020 – any questions surrounding any matter to do with running our Community Hub, or any discussions or suggestions which folk may wish to put forward, please do feel free to contact the Trustees by email – ivinghoeoldschoolcommunityhub@btconnect.com – by telephone on 01296-661666, or simply come in to meet either one of us in a socially distanced manner; we will be very happy to discuss any concerns.

Welcome Back!

After six months of lock-down, we are really pleased to now be able to take bookings for Hall space – as previously, either for the Main Hall, for a smaller sub-divided part of the Main Hall, or for the IT Suite – although the bookings must strictly be on the basis of adhering to Government Guidelines in respect of Covid-19 restrictions for the time being, which we are sure that everyone will understand. Current guidance is now appended to our Booking Form, which by making a booking will be part of the Booking Conditions which are accepted by the Hirer or Event Organiser. Download the Booking Form by clicking here – http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Covid-19-Booking-Form-05-10-2020.pdf

We cannot yet publish a calendar of events for September, simply because at the time of writing we have no firm bookings and dates to insert into a calendar. You are no doubt aware that the on-site Café – CuriosiTea Rooms – have been open since 4th July, so do please continue to enjoy a cup of Tea or Coffee, and eat tasty food.

Do remember that we work very closely with the Town Hall in joint booking ventures, and with the Parish Council in their making the Lawn available for Car-Parking if your event requires it – just make sure to book the Lawn through the Parish Council’s web-site at least a week in advance –

http://www.ivinghoepc.org.uk/community/ivinghoe-parish-council-12882/the-lawn/

COVID-19 HUB CLOSURE and HELP

Hi all – as we are all aware, Community Buildings like ours are necessarily temporarily closed due to the lock-down associated with the Covid-19 Pandemic – and it looks very much as if we are to remain closed for a good few weeks going forward. In the meanwhile our Chair of Trustees, Carol Tarrant, has established a ‘Mutual Aid’ WhatsApp group for the village of Ivinghoe. It is called ‘WhatsApp-ningin Ivinghoe’, and consists of 25 village volunteers around the village, who have all offered to keep an eye out for neighbours, particularly those who are shielding or are vulnerable in some way. Medicines and Food can be collected, and other help can be provided as required – Carol can be emailed on the Hub email address – ivinghoeoldschoolcommunityhub@btconnect.com – which is organised for her to access from her home. If you would like to be added to the ‘WhatsApp-ningin Ivinghoe’ WhatsApp group, please let Carol know, with your mobile phone number (which needs to have the WhatsApp app installed!) so that she can add you to the group.

Please keep safe, everyone – we will return to normal business of supporting our Community just as soon as advice from our Government allows, at all times keeping Health and Wellbeing paramount. We will keep updating this page as new information becomes available.

March 2020 Calendar!

Hi everyone – we do hope that you are enjoying our newly finished Hall floor – and needless to say, we are anxious that it remains looking good, so please do take care to preserve the good appearance!! Our Calendar for March is attached – almost back to normal after the break while the flooring work was carried out – Simply Walks and Simply Singing, Bridge Club, Kickboxercise, CuriosiTEA Rooms Quiz evening on 17th, Guides, Guitar and Ukulele Classes, Pilates, Canasta, Crochet Group. A new Mums and Babes Film Group is starting on 13th, Beacon Arts have booked for a Film afternoon on 17th, and there is a ‘Functional Feet Workshop’ on 27th! All very exciting! The Freight Strategy Consultation took place on 5th, although the exhibition and consultation deposit box continues at the Hub here until 13th March – do please join the discussion!

http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hub-Calendar-March-2020.pdf

Do remember that we work very closely with the Town Hall in joint booking ventures, and with the Parish Council in their making the Lawn available for Car-Parking if your event requires it – just make sure to book the Lawn through the Parish Council’s web-site at least a week in advance –

http://www.ivinghoepc.org.uk/community/ivinghoe-parish-council-12882/the-lawn/

February 2020 Calendar!

Hi all! CuriosiTEA Rooms will remain fully open throughout February for lots of delicious coffee and good food, although the re-construction of the Main Hall Floor is going ahead from 8th February until 23rd – only the Hall will be closed for that period. Some Classes and Groups will go ahead as normal – Canasta and Simply Singing on 7th, Bridge Club on 3rd and 24th, Kickboxing on 3rd and 24th, Parish Council on 4th, Pilates on 6th, Leighton Tots Soft Play on 7th and 28th – I believe they are working with CuriosiTEA Rooms to run in the Café on 14th and 21st. Music Class will continue through February as the class can take place in the IT Room – as can other small groups if required! Bear with us and we should have a sparkly new Hall floor at the end of it all – CuriosiTEA Rooms are running their Pop-Up Restaurant on 28th – we will enjoy the new floor as well as delicious food!

http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Hub-Calendar-February-2020.pdf

Do remember that we work very closely with the Town Hall in joint booking ventures, and with the Parish Council in their making the Lawn available for Car-Parking if your event requires it – just make sure to book the Lawn through the Parish Council’s web-site at least a week in advance –

http://www.ivinghoepc.org.uk/community/ivinghoe-parish-council-12882/the-lawn/

January 2020 Calendar!

Hi everyone – Happy New Year – an eventful one in all sorts of ways, we suspect! Do feel welcome to join in the many good things on offer at the Hub – Simply Walks, Simply Singing, Bridge Club, Kickboxercise, Guides, Music Classes, WI Craft Evening, Natural Pilates, Canasta – and this month sees another popular CuriosiTEA Rooms Quiz evening, a Psychic evening, and the new Soft Play Group starting on a Friday morning.

http://www.ivinghoeoldschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Hub-Calendar-January-2020.pdf

Do remember that we work very closely with the Town Hall in joint booking ventures, and with the Parish Council in their making the Lawn available for Car-Parking if your event requires it – just make sure to book the Lawn through the Parish Council’s web-site at least a week in advance – http://www.ivinghoepc.org.uk/community/ivinghoe-parish-council-12882/the-lawn/

November 2019 Calendar!

Hi everyone! November again – autumn leaves and cool winds are upon us! A quiz night is planned for 19th November in CuriosiTEA Rooms, also an elder-statesmens’ afternoon tea on 12th . At the Hub here, all manner of things – the Christmas Market on 22nd, Canasta, Boxercise and Kickboxing, Simply Walks and Simply Singing, the regular Music Classes, Guides Meetings, Bridge Club, Pilates and the Crochet Club – even the Eagle Society meeting! Private Parties book up frequently, so if you have anything planned, please do book early.

Do please remember that we work very closely with Ivinghoe Town Hall – if you would like to book both venues for a larger event, then this can be arranged – also, you might consider hiring the Lawn from the Parish Council if you think parking would be required – we do have their booking information if you would like it.

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