Good morning on this sunny if bitterly cold day.

In further news we have been successful in securing two grants of £7.2K and £1.7K in recent days. This takes us towards a sum of almost £14K raised towards a new heating system since Rob Tenty’s Birthday Bash last March. Given that we saw a new roof installed back in August at a cost of £43K we are moving at a pace to improve our key community asset.  We also have been awarded a National Lottery Community grant of £1.7K to complete the refurbishment of the Lower Bakehouse. That room now houses a community book and CD loan stock and looks rather cosy. If any of you would like to have a catalogue of the books and CDs available for free loan then contact Liz or myself.

On the downside, our ancient boiler failed 24 hours ago so we await the arrival of Alan, our trusty Mycocks engineer, who hopefully will coax it back to life later today.

Finally I need to express our collective thanks to Garry Booth. Garry has been a Hall Trustee for almost a decade and for the last two years has been our lottery promoter. Garry and his family have moved from the village earlier this week so has resigned as a Trustee. Over the years he has done much to keep the Hall going and I’m sure all involved with the Hall wish he and his family well. We are on the lookout for a new Trustee – only real requirement is a good dollop of common sense – so again, if interested in learning more have a word with Liz or myself.

Take good care of yourselves and hopefully we can see an eventual return to the activities that will go on in the Hall later this year.

A reminder that the March Village Lottery Draw will take place on the 10th March.

Kind regards,


Chair of Trustees/Temporary Lottery Promoter