At the time of reading it will be over two months since the flooding of the Village Hall. The building is slowly drying out and we have a very good idea of the nature of the damage caused. Primarily, the floor in the main hall has lifted and will need to be replaced and there has also been some damage to the walls and decoration. The ceiling and walls in one of the store rooms have also been badly damaged and will need to be replaced.
All in all we were quite lucky and our thoughts must be with those in the village who suffered far worse.
We have now had the first indication of the likely costs of repairs and my thanks to the trades who have quoted thus far. We would like, wherever possible to use local trades to complete this work. It’s amazing just how many tradespeople we were able to contact who advertise in R&A. It does look like the real hard work will be negotiations with the insurance company.
Money will always be an issue that we need to overcome and if you feel you are able to help the Village lottery is a great way of doing so. Ian and Derek would love to hear from you if you would like to take up a subscription on this, every little extra really does help. Maybe if you can’t take part, you would be happy to collect to make a contribution?
As with all situations, we must see the positive side. The flooding does present us with a great opportunity to decorate and sort out the storage areas. I would ask that over the next few weeks the clubs that have their equipment in the hall contact Sharon and arrange for this to be moved to a temporary location whilst we undertake this work.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help, support and use of the hall this year and look forward to seeing all the Clubs back in the New Year.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas Mike Underwood
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