With the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and the recent advice from the UK Government, the trustees of the Packington Memorial Hall have taken the decision to close the hall until further notice.
The trustees have not made this decision lightly, however slowing the spread of the virus, particularly to those vulnerable members of our community is our highest concern, and we believe that temporarily removing this communal area will help in this regard.
The hall will of course reopen as soon as the advice from the government changes.
In addition the AGM that was scheduled for tomorrow is also cancelled until further notice.
The Packington Memorial Hall open evening was a complete success. We had exhibits from groups who regularly hold meetings and events in the hall, as well as other groups of interest in the village. For more details please see the pages coming soon to the PMHV.uk website highlighting the available groups.
A brand new feature of google maps allows people to see the street view at different periods in time. We have been very fortunate that the car taking the pictures went through Packington in 2009, as the hall was being re-built. So now we can see the hall being reconstructed into the modern events venue that it is today:
Not only is the building work visible but a closer look at the picture shows the original sign from the 1959 building that was kept and is now incorporated into the main entrance of the new hall, just look up when going through the front doors.
We’re very fortunate that this year has seen further expansion of the hall to create a new storage area for equipment which will allow for more village events to take place, this is scheduled for completion in the coming weeks.
This week has seen the start of work on a new extension to the existing hall building, this will create a storage area where equipment may be safely & securely kept for a number of the regular events that takes place in the hall. The building work is scheduled to take until the end of August.
Just a reminder that, subject to it not raining (or snowing), the annual Packington egg roll will be happening this Easter Sunday, 1st April.
Participants are to meet at top of Mill Street ready to commence at 3.30pm prompt.
We will start with best decorated egg then the following races:
Preschool Children – boys and girls
Key Stage 1 Children – boys and girls
Key Stage 2 Children – boys and girls
All Comers – people who have intact eggs left from races above
Prizes for each category will be given out after the last race. There is no charge to enter but the prizes have kindly been donated by Packington Youth Club so we will have a donation bucket going round – please bring some change give generously!
See you there for this EGGciting event! The Packington Egg Roll Team