Village Hall Management Committee
The new kitchen is now open to all users and compared to the previous design…..well there is no comparison! It is lighter and brighter, has more storage space and work surfaces, better equipment and lighting and a much improved work flow with the huge central island. The kitchen may be open but it is not complete and will remain a ‘work in progress’ for some time to come. As users (especially Sunday Teas users) get to grips with the new layout and facilities, we expect them to ask for changes and fixes, which we will endeavour to implement. It is totally usable but there is always room for improvement.
I am indebted to the Kitchen Team for all their ideas and hard work (under the project management of Colin Carter) that made the new kitchen possible. We also thank our builder Bryan Field, who along with Phil the Plumber, made an excellent job of fitting the new kitchen and to Ben Entwistle for doing such a brilliant job on the electrics. We are also grateful to Veolia Environmental Trust for a grant of £7200 and to our own Parish Council for their contribution of £5000, which made the whole project viable.
We can’t let 2016 go without thanking the WI for their continued work on keeping the rockery garden weed-free and looking colourful and resplendent. We also would like to thank Stuart Jackson for supplying the hanging baskets that adorn the Village Hall throughout the Summer and Autumn, and to Rod Elbourn who designed and built the lectern we used at our AGM.
In 2017, we are planning to paint the outside of the Village Hall and to renovate the floors in the Main Hall and Side Hall. We have a number of other ideas but it is a case of ‘watch this space’.