EVHMC aims to provide a first class, safe, accessible, well maintained and well-presented village hall, to be used for social, recreational, educational and leisure activities with facilities which will be to the benefit of and meet the needs and desires of Evenley residents and hall’s users. EVHMC will endeavor to meet the hall’s annual running costs from the income from activities, including the occasional private or commercial events, providing this is in keeping with the interests of our own community. EVHMC will seek funds from donations, fund raising and grants to cover the cost of major capital projects to ensure the village asset is maintained and well presented.
Five Year Plan
After taking legal advice, Evenley Parish Council (EPC) had to withdraw financial support for the village hall from the 2016/17 financial year. It had been found that by assuming responsibility for the insurance and external maintenance costs of the village hall, EPC been acting outside its powers. It was advised that there should be a clear division of responsibility between EVHMC, maintaining and managing the village hall as a community facility and the EPC who hold the land as Custodial Trustee. This change coincided with the appointment of several new village hall trustees, which acted as a catalyst for EVHMC to produce a five year plan, to encompass all the important relevant information to manage the hall and set out EVHMC’s future direction of travel..
Questions like how will the village hall finance itself in the future, does the hall meet its responsibilities as set out by the Charity Commission, does the hall meet the needs of users and the community. These questions and more were addressed in the Five Year Plan which commenced in November 2016. The full plan can be viewed here Five Year Plan.