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Wishing for an attractive village centre

Contributed by admin on Aug 26, 2004 - 01:03 PM


<FONT color=black>WISHING FOR AN ATTRACTIVE VILLAGE CENTRE

Dear Ed

<FONT color=black>Thanks to John Heasman for answering my point about the village hall. 

<FONT color=black>Will £15,000 to £20,000 be anywhere enough to bring the building up to scratch? I very much doubt it!  The windows all need replacing, the rendering is coming off in lots of places (have a look down the alleyway)and I reckon a building surveyor would have a field day if asked to prepare a report o­n it. 

<FONT color=black>And I haven't even mentioned the so-called car park, which is covered in pot holes which fill with muddy water when it rains. 

<FONT color=black>I haven't  anything against the village hall as such - if it were a decent looking building in good repair - a credit to the village.  But as it stands, it is a shoddy disgrace to the community, and if the trustees can't afford to keep it in good order, then it should go. 

<FONT color=black>As far as bookings are concerned, I haven't heard anything directly from the community centre regarding availability.  But don't we also have a church hall and 2 village schools who might be glad of the revenue for hiring their facilities?

<FONT color=black>Surely I am not alone in wishing for an attractive village centre that we can all be proud of?

<FONT color=black>Jean James