Report from the Trustees of Meppershall Village Hall May 2018

A visit to the site on 9th May showed the amount of progress that has been made by the teams working inside.
The plaster boarding of the Pre-school, social/café area, the entrance atrium and corridors is complete and most of the walls have been painted with a primary coat of paint. Throughout the building radiators and power sockets are in place and in the main plant room the CHP (combined heat and power) boiler installation is almost complete. This type of boiler is primarily installed to heat water for the changing room showers and hot water taps as well as the radiators, but in addition, as a by-product the boiler generates electricity to supply the building and feed back into the grid providing a small income.
In the main hall, the proscenium arch which forms the front of the stage area is almost complete and is nearly ready for the installation of the wiring for the Players lighting equipment.
Representatives of most of the user groups have had access to the internal areas now that it safe to do so, wearing the right protective gear supplied by the site manager. The groups and potential new users continue to be in discussions with the Trustees about their future use of the building.
Recently the Trustees have had discussions with interior designers who will be working on the design for the two bars and creating a welcoming atmosphere by the use colour on walls and floors together with some new furniture for the social area.
The Trustees are pleased to announce that plans for a coffee, tea and snacks service to operate from Monday to Friday mornings have been agreed and the design of that serving area is being worked on by our designers.
The first area due for completion is the Pre-school and at present the Trustees are working closely with the Pre-school Committee and Croudace on the design and layout for the outside play space. Hopefully we will be able to publish the plans in a future update.
Photographs of the building during various stages of construction can be viewed from the menus of: -
www.meppershallvillagehall.co.uk/ or www.meppershall.org/ which are updated on a regular basis.
The Pre-School, Bar, Snooker, Social Cub, Bingo, Brownies, Kickboxers and Meppershall Players continue to thrive in the Interim Village Hall and are looking forward to operating in the new Hall as soon as they can. New members and participants are welcome, contact details are available at www.meppershallvillagehall.co.uk follow the links in the left-hand column.
Now the warmer weather is here, why not visit the Social Club in the Interim Hall where you can sit outside on the benches on a warm evening. When the new building is complete there will be an outside patio area with tables and lighting which will overlook playing field and children’s play areas.
If you are interested in organising an activity to be held in the new facility from early in 2019 please contact our Booking Secretary for initial discussions. . If you would like to use the sports field please contact the Meppershall Parish Clerk to register your interest. .