Mey Village Hall Project - News and Events at Mey Village Hall, Caithness

MEY HALL AGM 2017

The Mey Hall AGM will be held at the Hall on Tuesday 28 March 2017, starting at 7:30pm. All welcome.

Mey Market Update

Having had a successful summer season, the very popular Mey Market will be open between 1 and 4 pm on the following dates, leading up to Christmas:
Sunday 18 September,
Sunday 9 October and
Sunday 20 November (Xmas Special)

Mey Hall Library

Mey Hall is starting a free exchange library and would welcome donations of books, videos, games and the like. Local people may borrow these free of charge, so long as they are returned in a reasonable timescale.

Jazz In The Village

Jazz in the Village is an event not to be missed – coming to Mey Village Hall on Sunday 5 June between 4 and 6pm – starring IAN MILLAR & DOMINIC SPENCER – saxophone & piano jazz duo.

Based in Edinburgh, the duo has regularly and extensively toured Scotland. They have embarked on many rural tours, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings. They have played in Northumberland, North & South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Bedfordshire and Shropshire making the occasional trip further south including a European trip to Brussels.

Tickets (£10 for adults and £4 for children) on sale in advance and door sales on the night.  E-Mail: meyvillagehall@gmail.com

Mey Ramblers

Meet at Mey Hall every Thursday at 10am for a leisurely stroll. A service bus from Thurso arrives just before we leave.

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Befriending Caithness

Befriending Caithness will now be holding a regular session in Mey Hall on the third Wednesday of each month between 12 noon and 2 pm, starting on 17 February.

3469_1545872802399213_7358625569933093369_n[1]This follows on from a highly successful initial event held on 19 January, which was attended by over 50 people. They were treated to tea, sandwiches and cake and enjoyed a lively sing-along session with musician John Brotherstone.

 

12494882_1545872842399209_1324805211656407968_n[1]The next event, to be held on 17 February, will offer soup and sandwiches and vice-chairman Stuart Webster will provide the entertainment. All free of charge. So why not come along and see what you think. Our cheery volunteers look forward to offering you a warm welcome.

 

FREE Wi-Fi

Mey Hall now boasts satellite broadband and is offering FREE Wi-Fi to all Hall users.

This latest enhancement to the Hall’s facilities is currently allowing us to offer remote access for someone undertaking private ballet lessons.

It will also allow us to offer computer training, in due course. Anyone interested in learning more about the Internet and it’s benefits should call Peter Body on 07850 753386.

Mey Market Update

There will be two further markets this year on 15 November and 6 December between 1pm and 4pm.

Job Opportunity – Hall Co-ordinator

Mey Village Hall is working with the Canisbay & Dunnet Day Care Centre Group to explore how services and activities for old and young in the area can be improved. Together, the 2 organisations have carried out a study to look at different options and have agreed to progress with a proposal to base activity at Mey Village Hall. This will involve extending the hall to provide spaces that meet the needs of the whole community. This is being taken forward through an application to the Big Lottery.

In due course the project would see Mey Hall provide, in addition to and integrated with the current clubs, activities and events using the hall:

  • a drop in café open to all;
  • specific sessions at the café where people are encouraged to attend with their carers;
  • seasonal activity programmes modelled on High Life Highland’s You Time with a mix of fitness based and other activities aimed at adults of different abilities and interests;
  • an extended range of clubs bringing together people who want to continue with an activity from a seasonal programme (e.g. local history, family history, gardening, art, crafts, woodwork);
  • performances and music events which will bring the whole community together;
  • space for regular visiting services such as hairdressing and chiropody;
  • information resources and events to raise awareness of e.g. health issues, healthy eating, benefits, etc.;
  • a base for a health walking group;
  • a centre to extend the take up of the home visiting service provided through Befriending Caithness;
  • taking over the housebound library service in the area;
  • a voluntary transport service bringing people with access issues to the hall.

Much of that activity will be based on voluntary input and on working with other organisations and partners such as the NHS, Step it Up Highland, Citizens Online, Befrienders Caithness and High Life Highland.

Responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to:

  •  develop links with potential partners such as the NHS, Step it Up Highland, Befriending Caithness, Citizens Online and High Life Highland;
  • develop and manage a pool of local volunteers;
  • co-ordinate all activity in the hall to ensure the needs of existing hall users and the whole community are taken into account in programming;
  • organise a programme of demonstration activities/classes for old and young with 4 different activities each run over 12 week periods;
  • organise a weekly drop in café session;
  • organise information sessions on healthy living;
  • liaise with services such as Befriending Caithness and the housebound library service on strengthening their services in the area.

Conditions

The Hall Co-ordinator post is to be established for an initial 6 month period to deliver a pilot project, using the facilities in the existing hall. The post holder will be responsible to the Mey Hall Committee.

The post is to be established on a part time basis. Average hours would be 17 per week, although a degree of flexibility will be required to ensure availability when required. Over the 6 month period a total input of 400 hours is expected.

The remuneration will be based on £10 per hour.

Depending on circumstances, consideration will be given to the post being offered on an employed or self employed basis.

If this position is of interest to you please contact hilda@naver.co.uk attaching your CV or by post to Hilda Morrison, Secretary, Braemara, Scarfskerry, Thurso, KW14 8XW.

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Mey Village Hall is managed by Mey Village Hall Trust

Registered Scottish Charity Number 224554