Steps to supplement shortfull in Government funding
You may be aware from recent media coverage about cuts to school finances. This situation is set to continue and we, like most other schools are concerned about the impact of the lack of funding for our students.
As a valued member of our community, we are writing to let you know of the steps we are taking to supplement the shortfall in government funding.
We are in the process of applying for a standard alcohol premises licence to enable us to host comedy events once a month. These will be to a ticketed audience not exceeding 200 per event. We are working with a national company to bring in top British comedy acts and will be targeting our parents and local residents for some light hearted entertainment. Whilst we do not need a licence to host these events, a premises licence will enable us to serve alcohol during intermission, giving us the opportunity to raise more funds. There is no plan to sell alcohol other than at limited events, and we will be adopting the government initiative “Challenge 25” to ask anyone who looks under 25 to produce ID. We have no intention of playing loud music 365 days a year, we are merely looking to sell beverages at some of our existing events and also the new comedy evenings.
From May, we will also be hosting car boot sales on the first and third Sunday of the month. These will be timed so they do not impact on the Community Centre and the Petanque Club. Also, after the success of our first Fireworks Display last November, we intend to make this an annual event on the Friday closest to Fireworks night. We have worked with Hampshire County Council and the Fire Service to ensure there is no fall-out from the display to cause harm to local wildlife or nearby livestock. We hope that this will encourage local residents to join us and reduce the number of individuals who feel the need to do their own fireworks.
We look forward to seeing you at our events and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support in making The Henry Cort Community College the heart of the community.