Village Hall Refurbishment Begins in March
The Village Hall Refurbishment begins this month with the work being carried out over the next three months. Clearly, there will be some inconvenience to regular users of the Hall but we will seek to minimise it.
What can you expect from the Refurbishment?
Starting at the entrance to the drive, the verges will be cut back either side of the entrance to improve the view down Station Road in both directions and make leaving the Hall safer. There will be a new STOP sign and a new, illuminated, Village Hall Sign. The drive itself will be resurfaced and priority will be given to those coming into the Hall. Alongside the bowls green there will be a separated illuminated pathway, with a slip-resistant surface, which will lead directly to the hall entrance.
The poor old Lambing Yard will be getting a new roof and gutter, new door and window, the wall will be strengthened and along with the outside kitchen wall, will be getting a coat of render to smarten it up. There will be a Village Hall sign on the outside kitchen wall. The plan is to make the Hall look much more attractive as you arrive.
The Kitchen gets a much-needed makeover with underpinning to the south-facing wall and to the floor. It will be decorated & refitted with two ovens, two hobs, two dishwashers and two fridges. There will be new cupboards that will be equipped with new cutlery and tableware and the plate warmer will be retained.
The door from the Hall to the toilets will be widened to allow easier wheelchair and push-chair access. The toilets will be completely replaced to include disabled & baby-changing facilities. The builders will gut the Toilets, Lambing Yard and Kitchen first so there will be a time when particularly the loos are out of action. Don’t worry, if you need to ‘spend a penny’ you will be able to use the recently refurbished toilets in the Changing rooms.
Hopefully, after a few weeks of inconvenience, we will be left with a
Village Hall of which we can all be proud.