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April Update

Posted by admin on Apr 01, 2008 - 03:25 PM

Peter Wyatt's notes from the April edition of the Pitcombe News

HADSPEN VILLAGE HALL

Even though the new village hall building is moving apace, we are in fact three weeks behind schedule; mainly due to the very wet weather at the end of last year. Therefore the expected completion date is now the end of April. The first fixing of the electrical and plumbing work is complete and the plastering and floor tiling almost finished. Work is also well under way on the new access and car park and the old entrance to the hall from Nettlecombe Lane has been fenced off to vehicles. The kitchen equipment has been chosen and is being ordered. Along with many other things serving hatch doors and curtains are being chosen - we are now at the stage where important decisions are again having to be made by the Committee.
On financial matters I am very pleased to report that the Big Lottery Awards for All scheme have awarded a grant of 8,716.00 towards Phase 2, the new entrance and car park. We have also received 1000 from our local District Councillor, Maili Fenton, through the Frontline Councillors grant scheme and 175 from our County Councillor, Justin Robinson, to enable us to install a hearing loop. We are most grateful to both our Councillors. In order to thank everyone for their support and to introduce you to the new facilities, an Open Evening with Cheese & Wine will be held for all residents and supporters, hopefully early in May, before the hall comes into general use. As soon as we are in a position to arrange a definite date it will be publicised.
The Official Opening of the Hall by Lady Gass, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, will take place at 12 noon, Friday, 20th June All the grant giving organisations, donors and local authority officials who have been involved with the new hall will be sent invitations. On a sad note I would like to pay tribute to Philip Mellor who recently died. He served on the Hall Committee for six years until the end of 2004 and continued to be a great supporter and a good friend to the Hall. We will miss his help, support and cheerful countenance.
Peter Wyatt, Chairman