Our chosen contractor, MC Robins, starts on site on 23 November and plans to finish by April next year. And now an apology all building causes disruption, Im afraid, and ours will be no exception. Lots of work needs to be done and our builder will take up most of the car park most of the time. Please be patient; we promise you that it will be worth it in the end. We will have a great opening ceremony!
Cheque books at the ready, please, as we hope to finish collecting on pledges by the end of November. In December we will start paying bills in earnest. Thanks to all for hugely generous donations and to those who even increased on the amount they pledged. If we have not managed to thank you all personally, let me say how grateful we are. What an amazing village!
Our concentration now moves from planning the building to the managing of the Stores, a very complicated process needing many skills. Corinne, Celia and others have visited a number of village shops to learn from them their successes and their mistakes. We have received unstinting help and advice. Now we are looking for a small team to plan and manage the operation of the Stores. Jemma Terry, a magical headhunter, is helping us to recruit a (paid) manager at the same time as adding to her family. Who said that ladies are best at multi-tasking! We will get together the Volunteers in the new year and plan that all important rota. If any of you out there feel that you have skills that can help us in any capacity, do contact Corinne Jones on 836686.
A huge thank you
Thanks first to the Trustees of the Stewart Village Hall; none of this would have been possible without their support and co-operation. Thanks also to the fundraisers what a great and fun group to all contributors, funders and volunteers. We still have a long way to go but the enthusiasm is there and the end is in sight.
Pray for good weather between now and April.
Lets get there before The Archers
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