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Tree Topping

Tree Topping

At the request of our neighbours, and after some years saving up funds, this week the large conifers on the Kimberley Street boundary were reduced in height. They are now back to the level they were several years ago. As a result, the gardens on the other side are receiving much more light and sky, […]

Let there be Light!

Let there be Light!

Our new lights have been installed! The Dulverton Trust gave us a grant to replace our lights in the main hall. The old lights had started flickering and failing, tubes were expensive and cumbersome to replace because they were of an old standard, were wasteful in electricity consumption and gathered a lot of dust. The […]

Opening Doors

Opening Doors

Last week the foyer door glass shattered, due to an impact. Because it was toughened safety glass, the damage was contained, but the panel needed to be replaced. Nick from local company Options Glazing (also on Facebook) came straight away and removed the failed glass, and discussed options. We decided to replace it with a […]

Keeping the pipes warm

Keeping the pipes warm

After the latest loft tidy-up, we wanted to make sure our pipes are protected from frost, and conserve heating. We approached SIG Insulation, who have a branch in Norwich just up the road. To our delight they were able to donate sufficient pipe insulation to cover our pipes in both lofts! A big “Thank You” […]

Autumn Workdays

Autumn Workdays

This Saturday we had the first of two work mornings. Our volunteers achieved a lot! – Nissen hut corner support replaced – sewage drains unclogged and washed through before winter – gutter leak stopped – BBQs cleaned out – woodshed tidied, unsuitable wood cleared out, pallets broken up for use – weeds/bushes around gas tank […]

A fresh colour!

A fresh colour!

Our HQ is now a bright County Cream! A huge Thank-You to Kyra and her team from Aviva who came to paint our hall today! And to Paula for championing our cause and recruitment. The team consisted of 12 volunteers who tackled paint, brushes, ladders, and braved grey wet skies. And there was tea & […]

All Checked Out

All Checked Out

Just a shout-out to the companies that help keep us safe. This week it was time for our regular fire alarm check, by Tyrone from Flameskill. All our detectors and electronics were in good shape. We needed a new battery for one of the emergency lights. We also had a boiler and gas safety inspection […]

Kitchen Funding Update

Kitchen Funding Update

The Aviva Community Fund finalists were announced today, and we are unfortunately not among them. See the list of finalists. Many congratulations to the finalists; all deserving projects. In the end we raised a respectable 3,174 votes. Thanks to everyone who voted for us! A big thank-you to all who worked this project — I […]