The Community Institute is a great resource for our Parish. It is a well appointed and well maintained hall in the heart of the village.
There are a number of activities already happening there, including, for example, Keep Fit classes on Monday mornings, Line Dancing Monday evenings; a baby clinic on Tuesday afternoons, the Ladies Circle meets every second Tuesday evening of the month; and indoor bowling every Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The hall makes an excellent venue for such things as family and children’s parties with its excellent kitchen facilities and other amenities including a disabled toilet. It is available for hire, at the moment, on Thursday and Friday evenings and at the weekends, although it is very occasionally used by St Mary’s and the Methodist Churches on Sundays.
To hire the hall please contact Lynne or Shaun, telephone number 01964 601243. For clubs and activities the hire charge is £15 for a three hour let (for residents of the village) and £15 per hour for outside organisations. For children’s parties the cost is £22.50 (for a three hour long party) for children under twelve, and £15 per hour for family parties (thirteen and over). Extra time is allowed for setting up and clearing away afterwards.
We are very fortunate in Thorngumbald, Camerton and Ryehill to have such good facilities as the Community Institute, the Thorngumbald Village Hall and Ryehill Village Hall available to us. Like all such things, however, it is a case of using them or losing them. People over many years and generations have worked hard to provide these facilities. Now it is our turn to maintain and improve them.