Our recent Jumble Sale raised a grand total of £284.00 towards our defibrillator fund for the village hall.
We were also thrilled to receive an additional individual donation of £100.00.
Thank you to all those who donated items, who helped at the sale and, most of all, those people who turned out on such a wet day and supported this worthy cause.
We hope to hold another sale before Christmas so keep saving those serviceable but no longer needed items
Our long-awaited Jumble Sale will take place at the Village Hall on
Saturday, 2nd October at 12 noon
Proceeds will help to fund our plan for a defibrillator for the village hall.
Donations may be left on the morning of the sale.
Last year we cleared the boundary of our play park and planted a broad range of young trees. This will provide a natural wildlife habitat and preserve and protect this lovely space for the future. These fledgling trees are doing well but the undergrowth is making a comeback.
A working party was busy on Saturday, 12th June, clearing the space around the miniature trees, preventing nettles and other invasive species from depriving the trees of light and nutrients.
Our living willow tunnel has been trimmed and interwoven and is growing well
We are really excited that we will soon be able to open the hall to a wider group of activities; for example, on 17th May we expect that organised exercise classes can resume and we can start to deal with some of the lockdown sag.
Our new online booking system is up and running on the new website and it is much easier to see what is available. Classes are already beginning to book up slots, so to avoid disappointment, check the calendar and send in your online booking enquiry.
Of course we need users to keep Covid secure so we are continuing to provide hand sanitiser, disposable towels and antiviral cleaner whilst ensuring our new cleaner keeps on top of the overall cleanliness of the hall. The committee have worked hard throughout this crisis to open as much as possible and can’t wait to see all of our classes, rehearsals, children’s groups and parties return.
From July 2020 – the new play park outside Knowle village hall is now open during daylight hours.
Because of Covid – Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival and departure and observe social distancing.
The contractors are due to begin work on the playground on the 2nd March 2020 and should be finished by the end of March. Just before this date there will be a large metal container in the car-park using up some of the space. Also the workmen will be parking their cars/vans in the car-park so the committee apologise to hall users for the inconvenience of less parking space during this time.
For the last 5 years we have held a Carol Singing evening at the hall just before Christmas with Mulled wine and nibbles. Peter Manfield kindly arranges a few friends to play while many people from the village have a good sing. A favourite seems to be the 12 days of Christmas.
The hall has held an annual show for as long as any of the committee can remember. It is usually held in July when there is an abundance of flowers, although for 3 years it was changed to September which was good for the vegetable entries. It is open to anybody in East Devon who grow their own flowers, fruit and veg or people who like cooking. There is a children’s section and also a craft section.