Village Hall Refurbishment

And so it goes on….

Into November we now move quickly to pull everything together and work on the finishing touches to internal and external jobs. This week we are preparing the floor surfaces ready for covering in the new toilets and smart weather proof tiles in the new foyer area.

Ian, our builder will be starting on the ramp outside the automatic doors, this will have a disabled access one side and steps on the other. As soon as the walls are dry both in the new part and main adjoining wall on the hillside we can invite our decorator in to decorate it all!

Covid restrictions go on even in the construction business! We, Eric, Ian and team of workers, as well as Pat, Mark, Robin and I have all been in on a regular basis for site meetings and sorting minor problems and decisions out. A building project of this shape adjoining an original structure of the 60’s is not the easiest! Alas we have had an excellent conscientious team of workers and been most appreciative of the Lottery funding grant we were awarded in March 2020! We hope you will enjoy it also and the smaller items of furnishings we need to make it ‘home’ will be sourced with your help I’m sure. The outside and surrounding car park needs a spring project and working party, you may well like to join such a party? So now it will be a case now use it when we can!!

We start off with a “Festival of light”, 12th/13th Dec, 4pm to 7pm, when St. Michael will light your way! and you are invited to walk, stroll or ride up and down the lane and across the common viewing the lights in gardens ending up with a well lit village hall. Please walk around the OUTSIDE of the hall as covid won’t allow us inside just yet.

In the next few days you will have a couple of battery operated candles delivered to you, please show these in a window, that we can all see. These have been provided by community first, Worcester, promoting a project reminding us of isolation and loneliness. We hope you enjoy this visit —together with background music of carols and handbell ringers around the car park area.

We plan a village walk on January 1st around the village with hopefully and covid restricted, ending up in the village hall sharing lunch and drinks.

Hiring the hall for various activities and classes is planned from the beginning of January 2021 — again covid restricted.

Christmas blessings and new year wishes to you all.

Ros Plested and village hall committee.