Hiring the Glasshouse


Karen Miller from Ray’s parties behind the counter

I am sorry to tell you that I was forced to take down the pages, which enabled residents and community members to enquire about the use of the Glasshouse for family occasions via this website.

In fact, I have been criticised by a committee member that the online form, which enabled the community to enquire about the use of the Glasshouse for social purposes, or other reasons, caused a lot of extra work when no Secretary was available.

I offered to be the Secretary but was not accepted for the post last year and was told I could only be the Secretary for this year, if I remove the form that enabled people to enquire about hiring the Glasshouse for social purposes.

You get my drift.

Actually I am a fully qualified secretary and worked in that capacity for years, even running my own business providing secretarial services. However, I find it unacceptable that I could only be the secretary of the Parkview TRA if I close down the page that enables people to enquire about hiring the Glasshouse. Therefore I stepped down from the committee and quit support for TRA events.

They still will advertise their events with staircase posters.

As a member of Neighbourhood Watch I totally understand how important it is for the local community to have social occasions in affordable spaces. I know of people who got married at the Glasshouse and never forget the evening when I hosted a magician party for my daughter’s birthday there.

May I recommend that people who find it too difficualt to hire social spaces for private parties, that they complain to their Councillor or MP to look into the availability for social spaces in the area. Please ensure to state that you want to hire for an event without amplified music.

You are very welcome to also contact me via the contact page to state your problems about this.

I understand that at the most recent AGM, there was some very stark criticism about the previous chair of the TRA. I have not yet seen the minutes of that meeting but just wanted to lend support to the community.

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