The village loan was spent on the following projects
1. Finishing of the car park and roadway £10,000
2. Finishing of hall insulation and plastering £5800
3. Finishing of electrics £3500
4 Fitting of catering kitchen £7,000
5. Wooden flooring to main hall £9,000
6. Fabrication of entrance porch £2,500
7. Heating system £8,500
8. Completion of decking area £1,700
9. Snagging £3,000
A final breakdown will soon be available
The Roof tiles are stacked and are ready to be layed
The Windows are fitted to the new hall. It is now water tight and ready for the
internals to begin
The brick work slowly takes shape around the steel frame
A site visit by the village hall committee and the new hall gets the thumbs up.
Concrete arrives after the harsh winter
Terry Handley watches as the first turf is cut for the new hall
The grant from WREN is now being put to good use with the first fit electrics and
plumbing. Ok so you wouldn’t use the toilets just yet. (The cubicles are coming
August 2011.The hall internals start to take shape with the plaster being put on
to the walls
November 2011 The toilet cubicles and second fit electrics take shape in the reception
Over the Christmas holidays a group of guys got together and gave up two full days
to help to erect a scaffold in order to make a start on installing 175mm of top spec
Before this could be done, the entire hall floor had to be swept and scraped. Refreshments
were provided for the lads by Lindsay and Ellis.
More days and evenings are planned to give the hall build a boost and save an enormous
amount of money in labour charges.
18th March. After several trips to B and Q the insulation arrives. With a hardy
group of volunteers and a dodgy generator the insulation was laid to the reception
part of the hall. It was one of those jobs that when you have finished, you stand
in the room and it’s not obvious that anything has been done. Oh well at least we
know we will have a cosy warm village hall.
Here we see, men with spaghetti, a big boys toy , a man with a paint brush and a
really large trench. What does it all mean?
It means the hall is now connected to the national grid (Hooray!) and we are now
at the stage where the foyer is being decorated.
A big thank you to all the lads who turned up to help with digging of the electricity
The insulation is nearly all complete in the main hall.
The high roof has been boarded and plastered, and soon we will the lower parts boarded
and plastered too
From top left, The decking under the porch is now constructed
The spot lights in the foyer switch on for the first time
The sewerage tank gets put into place ready for the connection to the main drains
The sink in coffee area getting its first clean to make it ready for use.
This is the star of the carpark.
Take a walk down and look what has happened in the week since these photos were taken.
The plaster is drying and we are getting ready for the paint job. All the work is
being carried out by local tradesmen that we can be proud of.
As well as the paid workers there are still a constant core of volunteers that are
tidying, cleaning, mowing etc
On the 16th of August there was a mad scramble to get the hall ready for the opening
on the 17th
Working late into the evening the hardcore volunteers cracked it, making the hall
perfect for the big event