We are a registered charity, with all profit from the hiring of the hall helping to maintain it and the surrounding grounds.
The hall is run and maintained by a dedicated group of Camerton residents; the Camerton Community Hall Committee. We are all volunteers and always welcome enquiries and useful suggestions from you....wherever you may live!
The Hall is currently fundraising. If you would like to help then please visit our easyfundraising page:
2020: An Annual Review (from the Trustees Report)
Camerton Community Hall is a community centre for the residents of Camerton parish and neighbourhood; together with the recreation ground/sports field it provides facilities for physical exercise, training, meetings, lectures, classes, camping and other forms of leisure-time activities and entertainment.
Built nearly 40 years ago many of the local residents are aware of the hard work that went in to fundraising and creating this wonderful facility for which the present residents owe a debt of gratitude.
Since the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 31st January 2017 when a new committee was formed, we have been working hard to achieve Vision & Mission Statements.
To be the Community / Church Hall of choice within a 10-mile radius and in doing so double our annual income within two years
1. Review all current income streams and identify potential profitable new ones
2. Review all current costs /suppliers to obtain best value for money
3. Review all our current procedures and identify best practices and learn from fellow community halls
adopting their procedures where relevant
4. Create a clear marketing strategy
5. Increase community engagement
6. Ensure all the above is done in accordance with the Charitable Trust and the Hall’s Constitution.
It soon became apparent that much needed to be reviewed, overhauled and updated. To achieve this the key areas for review were identified; individual committee members took responsibility for Accounts including Grant Applications, Membership/Friends of the Hall, Bookings, Pricing Policy, Event Management, Maintenance, Marketing, the Constitution, Website Creation & Management, and Publicity. In addition, various Steering Groups were created to ensure that all key proposals had been thoroughly researched before coming to the full committee.
running costs have been reduced
valuable new working relationships with key organisations have been established
net income from Hall organised events have increased year on year
one-off and regular bookings have increased
key maintenance projects have been identified and completed such as redecoration of the hall
Future projects being considered include:
decorate counter in bar area
re-decorate the kitchen
adapt the away dressing room into a storage room for tables and chairs
2019 – 2020 was another successful year. Unfortunately, Brownies had to close due to lack of numbers and Zumba also folded, however, Avon Dance took over one of the evenings and CCH Management Committee, with the support of some residents, re-introduced Bingo twice a month which proved to be very popular. A Pie and Pud Night, which was supported by Pieminister Pies of Bristol, and the now annual Christmas Dinner and other events were also very well supported by residents and the friends and families.
In March 2020 CCH had to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic; most bookings were either changed to later in the year or cancelled altogether. As this was an enforced closure Government funding was made available which we were fortunate to obtain. We had been planning a major week-long gala event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the hall was built and the 70th Anniversary of the closure of the Pit in August 2020 but this has been mothballed until 2021.
The lockdown has prevented the holding of large gatherings of people and thus affected our ability to hold our annual Trustees Meeting/AGM. This report will be presented to the community when we can next meet in person as Zoom meetings in this area are not good due to the lack of suitable internet connectivity. It will be available through our website.
Camerton Community Hall Chair