News from the Churchwardens, June-July 2016
The majority of the work specified to be undertaken by the 2011 Quinquennial inspection complete, we are about to move into the next five year cycle, and the church architect will be conducting a detailed structural survey this summer.
Parish Room Building Progress
We have been fortunate to have been offered £10,000 from Community First as a Landfill Grant.
All seven trustees have now been appointed as required by the Charity constitution. They are Chris Edwards (chairman), Jonathan Azis, Belinda Lawrie (treasurer) and David Chalmers (secretary) nominated by the PCC, together with Wendy Manister, Caroline Philpott and Philip Wooster.
The contract for the main building work has now been placed with Gary Rogers of Melksham who put in a very competitive price. Approval for the archaeological plan has now been given and tenders will shortly be sought for the groundworks including disabled access.
The Parish Room was cleared on 30th April and all the contents that are reusable have been stored in the Manor barn. We are grateful to Jonathan Azis for allowing us the space and for the many helpers who turned out to sort out and move everything.
This is my (David's) last Churchwardens' report as I have stepped down after a very interesting and busy five years. Paul Slade of Limes Farm Cottage has kindly agreed to take over the reins and was duly elected at the APCM on 23rd April.
Churchwardens Article published: 30 May 2016