May 2021 Newsletter

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“We have never come across such a well organised, tidy and very, very, very nice village hall as the one in Townshend.  It’s been such a pleasure to meet there”.

Quote from a Happy Hall User 

Townshend Hall needs a New Cleaner

The Hall is well maintained and keeping it clean and tidy is straightforward. When the Hall is fully used, we require 3 hours of cleaning per week. These hours need to be spread across the week and are very flexible to fit in with both the person doing the cleaning and the users of the Hall. Until the Hall is back to its previous amount of use, it will mean a temporary reduction in the amount of cleaning needed. Pay is the minimum wage plus 5%. For further details please contact Sarah Chapman on 07842201950 or email

Hall Re-opening

From May 17th our Hall is able to re-open for groups of 6 or less and hopefully will be back to normal very soon. This is very good news and any suggestions or help with getting bookings back will be very welcome. We are only able to take private bookings for the foreseeable future but do hope to recommence social events as soon as it is legal and safe to do so. Sarah Chapman is the Booking Secretary for the Hall and you can find more information about this on the website.

Bunting for the Hall

Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed such lovely bunting and donated fabric for this project. If anyone else would like to contribute please do. The more the better. There are details on the Townshend Village Facebook page or contact Sarah on 07842201950.

ALSO if anyone would like to decorate a piece of bunting (younger residents please have a go) we have lots of pieces of bunting that would look great with embellishment—add you name, stick on some sequins, paint on your house name. Get in touch and a piece of bunting to customise will be dropped in for you.

Any Pianists Out There?

Do you know that the Village Hall has a great baby grand piano? Use of this is included in the hire of the Hall which costs £7.50 per hour. Subsequent hours are only £5 or you could opt for half an hour. A great opportunity for anyone learning or teaching the piano.

Any Facebook users — check out the Townshend Village Facebook page, its a great place to share local information and the Hall posts updates. Please ‘like’ our page and share it as much as possible.

Our Car Park:- As the Hall gets back to normal please keep the car park free for the Hall users. Thank you.


Please continue to let our local councillor, Loveday Jenkin, know of any traffic problems. Loveday needs information and evidence of any problems if she is to help.

Berrimans Farm Shop

In addition to the amazing range of food and fresh produce already sold at the Farm Shop, Berriman’s will now be stocking Plants, Fresh Flowers and shortly, Compost. Just in case you were not aware, in addition they also sell stamps, kiln dried wood, kindling and coal.

There is a delivery service from Berriman’s Shop, phone Steve on 01736 850012; or 7887580239; or email him on

Keep in touch with what is going on in the village, try the Hall’s Facebook page HTTPS:// or Charity Number: 1077077

Please send any suggestions for inclusion in the newsletter to Rosemary Saunders 01736 850843 or; or Sarah Chapman 01736 850287, 07842 201950, or email; or look at our WEBSITE