• Town Hall News

    FACT Coffee Mornings – 12th and 26th February 2022

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    This is a call out to all our supporters.  FACT are holding two coffee mornings in February: a popup coffee morning on Saturday 12 February and the main FACT coffee morning on Saturday 26 February,10am to 12 midday, rescheduled from January.
    Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and a snack, £2 entry payable at the door, all snacks and drinks included.   It’s a great chance to meet other members and volunteers of FACT.
    If you are able to donate any additional items to our raffle, bottle or home bake stalls we would really appreciate it.   Items can be dropped off at the Town Hall Reception on weekdays between 10 and 12 midday.
    All proceeds will go towards supporting activities for our community.
    For more details call 01309 674388 or email info@forresarea.org

    Many thanks and see you all there.

    Covid19 Update – 13 Jan 2022

    Happy New Year to you all. The Town Hall is open for business: the Main Reception is open from 10 to 12 Monday to Friday. You can also call us on 01309 674388.

    We are running a full programme of activities all in accordance with the current Covid guidelines on social distancing, Track and Trace and there is regular cleaning taking place for your peace of mind. Please see the events section of this website for more details or give us a ring if you have any queries or questions.

    If an event is cancelled or postponed we will aim to notify you as soon as possible. We apologise in advance if this causes problems, however, due to the rapid nature of the virus sometimes changes cannot be helped. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you in our Town Hall.

    Festive Season Opening Hours – Forres Town Hall

    Forres Town Hall will be closed from Wednesday 22 December 2021 from 12.30pm to Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 10am.  

    We plan to open from 10 – 12 Monday to Friday in the New Year unless there are changes to the current Covid19 restrictions.  If our opening hours are affected we will let you all know via our website forresarea.org or Facebook.

    Warmest wishes from everyone at FACT for a happy, safe Christmas and New Year.

    Winter Wonderland Event

    Winter Wonderland Event – Forres Town Hall

    4 December @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    FACT and Forres Town Hall are holding a Winter Wonderland Event on Saturday 4 December, from 10am until 5pm.

    There will be a gingerbread ‘building’ competition with three age categories: primary, secondary and adult and three themes: local interest, most festive and wow factor.  You can download the entry form from here and we have even given you a template to follow.  Test your gingerbread creative skills and have a go.

    Throughout the day you will be able to view the marvelous gingerbread creations displayed in the Lesser Hall, browse through a wide selection of festive stalls and in the morning enjoy refreshments provided by Friends of Guiding.  During the Afternoon the will be more refreshments, a cake decorating display, judging of the gingerbread competition with prizes awarded at 4.30pm.

    Forres Online – Mobile Dropin Session

    Forres Online are out and about again. Their first mobile session will be held on Wednesday 10 November 2021, in the Findhorn Village Centre 10am to 12.30pm.

    Learn how to improve your digital skills. The sessions are free and are designed to offer help and advice with your digital device, all welcome.

    FACT Volunteering Opportunity

    Help needed for our new Wednesday Lunch Club.

    We are starting a new lunch club on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 in the Town Hall.

    If anyone has a few hours to help out over lunch time it would be greatly appreciated. We are in need of:

    • 2 x Driver
    • 2 x Escort
    • 2 x Servers/Table set up
    • 2 x For washing up

    If you can help either regularly or occasionally please let us know by 29th October.

    We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

    April and Kirsty 

    Forres Repair Cafe – Free

    FORRES REPAIR CAFÉ for International Repair Day 

    Sat. 16th October, 1-4pm 

    Forres Town Hall 

    Don’t despair, repair! 

    Wobbly chair? TV on the blink? Torn a favourite shirt? Want to learn how to fix it in a friendly atmosphere? Whatever it is, bring it along to the Forres Town Hall and we’ll teach you how! Repairs are free, donations are accepted.

    RSVP so that we can see what’s needed and come prepared: 

    Please use this link, scan the code or email your request to:  ttforres@gmail.com  

    Activities Assistant – Filled

    • Job Title: Activities Assistant
    • Employer: Forres Area Community Trust
    • Pay Scale: £9,984 plus pension
    • Hours of Work: 16 hours per week
    • Responsible to: Facilities Co-ordinator
    • Contract Length: until 30th September 2022 – extension subject to funding.

    Project Description and Aim

    Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) has secured funding through the Beatrice Fund, Peoples Postcode Lottery Fund and the Strengthening Communities Recovery Fund to provide activities and resources to address social isolation and increase connectivity (both digitally and socially) across the Forres area

    The project contributes to the following outcomes:

    • To improve the quality of life and resilience of the community
    • To improve the skills of volunteers through training and engagement
    • That people in the Forres area are less isolated and make connections

    FACT will manage a programme to provide activities, responsive digital help and services to the Forres community. The programme includes free drop-in sessions, outreach sessions, evening classes, talks and community events and activities.

    Person Specification

    Essential

    • Excellent IT skills (including proficiency with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS)
    • Excellent communication skills and an approachable manner
    • An organised approach to work and excellent time management skills
    • Experience of working with and supporting people
    • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
    • Cooperative attitude
    • Experience of working with volunteers
    • Ability to undertake marketing and promotion of the project

    Desirable

    • Familiarity with 3rd sector organisations
    • Knowledge of local Forres community and organisations in the area
    • The ability to travel to various locations in our catchment area
    • An understanding of event management

    Key Tasks

    • Supporting the Project Coordinators to deliver key project objectives
    • Supporting the development and delivery of activities and events
    • Supporting the marketing of the programme through social media and printed matter
    • Maintaining records of attendance and recording other key information as required
    • Updating and maintaining project equipment
    • Attending outreach sessions to deliver activities in the Forres area
    • Attending evening programme sessions when necessary
    • Supporting volunteers to learn new skills
    • Undertake reception duties in Forres Town Hall
    • And any other relevant duties that may arise as the work of the project evolves

    This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies the level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing project needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

    Applications

    For more information please contact on info@forresarea.org or 01309 674 388.

    • Closing Date Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 12 noon.
    • Interviews on the 18th October 2021