Re-opening of the Village Hall – 19/08/2020
Due to unforeseen circumstances with the decorating, the date for the re-opening of the village hall has slipped back to 7th September 2020.
Also, there is now a new page on the website dealing with various items to do with the COVID19 situation, and documents that will be given to all hirers prior to the hire, so everyone is aware of their responsibilities whilst using the village hall.
Re-opening of the Village Hall – 28/07/2020
Currently, and subject to any changes to the COVID-19 Regulations, we anticipate that the village hall we be available for use from 1st September 2020. We will shortly be issuing some Special Conditions of Hire to all regular hirers so that everyone is fully aware of their responsibilities in connection with the COVID-19 Regulations, which will run alongside the standard Conditions.
To take advantage of the current closedown, and save any disruption to hirers, the floor in the main hall is due to be sanded and re-varnished on Wednesday, 28th July, and the complete redecoration of the village hall will commence on Monday, 3rd August.
Expenditure and works undertaken on the village hall – 27/02/2020
There is a sheet added to the Management page here that shows the costs of work carried out on the village hall, and items purchased, to bring the hall up to a modern standard. The last major work to be carried will be the redecoration of the hall, which we hope will happen in the near future, possibly over the Easter holiday…. watch this space for details!
Toilets & Internal doors – 11/01/2020
All the toilets have now been completely refurbished, in use, and are looking much better. The next phase of refurbishment work is on the internal doors to the two halls, which will be replaced on Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd January 2020. After this, it is hoped that the hall will be completely redecorated to finish the project off. No dates have been agreed yet, so ‘watch this space’ for further information.
Refurbishment of toilets – update 07/12/2019
The gents toilets and the disabled toilet have now been updated and are ready for use. The ladies toilet is now being worked on, so will be out of action until the work is completed.
Refurbishment of toilets 05/11/2019
The refurbishment of the toilets in the village hall will commence next Monday, 11 November 2019. There will inevitably be some disruption during this work, so please bear with us, but we will try to keep this to a minimum. We hope that the work will be completed before Christmas, subject to everything going smoothly with the refurb.
New Windows (Part 2) 01/08/2019
We can now confirm that the new windows will be installed on 28th – 30th August. We apologise if this causes any problems with any bookings on those days, but we aim to keep any disruption to a minimum.
New Windows 16/07/2019
As part of our programme of improvements to the village hall, we aim to replace all the windows in the next few weeks. The existing aluminium windows have been in place for many years now, and are no longer fit for purpose as they are warped and the catches are broken and cannot be locked. PVCU double glazing will reduce heating costs as well as cutting our carbon footprint over time. They can also be locked, which will increase overall security of the building. This follows on from the replacement doors which have also made a difference to the security of the hall.
The village hall is a valuable asset for Cheswick Green, and we aim to keep it in the best condition for many years to come.
We have recently had requests for licenced bars to be allowed inside the village hall in conjunction with events. Please note that the Management Committee will not support or approve these requests. In fact, there is a covenant in place in the deeds to the village hall, that was placed in there when the hall was built, that specifically prevents alcohol to be produced or sold within the village hall.
We have received a donation from a trust fund administered by trustees at Salter Street church, and the money will be used to make further improvements to the village hall for the benefit of all residents of Cheswick Green – see attached letters for further information:
Toilet refurbishment 09/07/2019
Please be aware that the refurbishment of the toilets will be starting shortly, and there may be some disruption during this work, so please bear with us. The process has taken a bit longer than expected, but contracts with the preferred contractor will be signed shortly so the work can commence soon. It’s likely to be during the school holidays in August.
We will be arranging for the two main halls and the lobby area to be redecorated and refreshed over the coming weeks, and requests for quotes will be going out in due course.