Car Park Overhaul

Huge thanks to three generations of the Watts Family for a much-needed car park overhaul!

David, John and Jazmin all helped to restore the area, scraping off and carting away years worth of grass and soil build-up to reveal the original stone that's been hidden all these years.

Still more to do, but what an improvement already!

More hall improvements

A big thanks to Ashley Ayre & Jamie Wilson for the new planter and handrails!

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Just need the plants to grow a bit!

It's back in service

The black polythene wrapping has gone and our postbox is once again back in use, only seven months after the old box was knocked down and removed.

Here's hoping that any letters posted in it will be dealt with in a more timely fashion!

Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Children in Need

Village fundraiser for Children in Need.

As a choir, we usually hold some sort of fund raising event each year. This year it won’t be possible, and so, very last minute I decided to join in with the Children in Need “Act my Age” activity and cycle 77 kilometres over the course of the next few days, in the name of Village Voices Choir. If anyone feels they’d like to sponsor me, please email: grahamj.hramsa@btconnect.com

Kind regards, Graham

It's back!

The village postbox has finally returned to its original position. It only took six months to put it back, but we still can't use it.

Now everyone is wondering how long it'll take to remove the polythene wrapping and return it to service!

Village Hall Progress

A huge round of thanks to the fantastic villagers who have helped with the latest round of improvements: Jess Maggs & Kaylea Pollard for their chair cleaning and sorting; Paul Clayton for fixing and painting the store room ready for shelves; and Steve Jones for our brilliant new veranda! The roof screws are currently being replaced so we will soon be leak free! Next job is repainting the interior, if you would be willing to help please let a committee member know.

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Our New Sign

The new Village Hall name sign has arrived!

The veranda decking is being replaced next. And if you notice a few chaps climbing on the roof, they’re putting in self-sealing screws to stop the leaks!

New Veranda Taking Shape

The old veranda decking had become unsafe and the railings had been vandalised over the years, so we've been working hard to restore it to its former splendour!

Big thanks to Paul Clayton & Graham Jones for their work painting the steelwork today, looking sharp!

Next will be the new decking, and then we'll be ready for the next Village Day just as soon as we're allowed to reopen.

We have a few more jobs coming up, big and small, so if you’re able to help please let Val Jones know: hall.secretary@stoneaston.org.uk

More Plants for the Hall

Many thanks to Cerian from George’s Garden at Gurney Slade, who very kindly donated beautiful fuchsias and antirrhinums to fill the last planter outside our Village Hall.