Half a century of exposure to the bracing north Norfolk elements means that the old concrete tile roof of the Hall now needs to be replaced.

The Hall Management Committee is undertaking a number of fundraising efforts by approaching organisations and charities for contributions towards the cost of the new roof in 2018.

However, we are also asking the local community - as the main beneficiaries of the facilities that the Hall provides - to contribute to our fundraising through a "Sponsor A Tile" programme.

The Hall Committee is therefore inviting village residents to donate towards this project, in return for which they will have a roof tile inscribed with their name.

Donors will also be recognised, if they so wish, through inclusion on an Honour Board that will be placed in the Hall.

Here's how you can make a donation to the roof appeal:

By cheque

Docking Parish Council website

Simply print out and fill in the donation form that you can find here and return it to the Hall with a cheque.

(copies of the form are available from the Hall if you are unable to print this out)

Update on the Appeal as of December 2017

Two months into the appeal and things are going well.

Thanks to the support of the Norfolk Community Foundation, who helped us to write the grant applications, both the Chiplow Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and the Shelroy Charitable Trust Fund have made grants to the Hall, totalling £7,000.

Another five organisations have also made donations, and so too have seventy-seven individuals or families who have homes or connections with the village.

All of this makes these first eight weeks of the process an excellent start!

Additional activity and use of the Hall - the monthly Saturday café; events such as the recent Bingo evening; an increase in bookings - have all contributed to raising funds to support the Hall.

Please keep spreading the word, encourage further donations wherever you can, and keep an eye on the barometer in the Hall window to see how your help is making a difference!

Clubs & Societies

  • Computer Club

  • Badminton Club

  • Docking Heritage Group

  • Brownies

  • Short Mat Bowls

  • Keep Fit

  • Pilates

  • Craft Group

  • Cubs

  • Art Class

  • Martial Arts

Dr. W.E. Ripper Memorial Hall, High Street, Docking, Norfolk PE31 8NG - registered charity number 253214