Report from the Trustees of Meppershall Village Hall June 2018

During a visit on 8th June we saw a great deal of progress had been made. Most of the rooms have had the doors fitted and the walls are plastered with radiators connected and tested. Above your head in the Main Hall you can see the ducting of the ventilation system which will eventually be hidden behind the ceiling, next week the installation of the wiring for the sound and lighting will commence. This advanced system will allow the Players to put on their fantastic productions where the lighting will be controlled from the new production gallery at the rear of the hall above the doors. It will also allow other activities that require access to sound and projection facilities to connect at ground level to the new system.
The Trustees have been very fortunate to access a grant from the European Regional Development Fund to employ an Interior Designer who is also the Senior Lecturer at Luton University, Dawn Hesketh-Joslin. Dawn will be assisting the Trustees on the final design for the Social and Cafe area as well as the Games room. We then hope to employ a couple of Interns to implement the design and commence the marketing of the new facilities for various events, sports and weddings. We are very grateful to Rachel Perry from the Innovation and Enterprise Service at the University of Bedfordshire for her assistance and advice on gaining grants for the benefit of the residents of Meppershall. If you run a business from Meppershall, please contact Rachel via as her team would love to help other businesses grow as well
Finally, the Trustees are also pleased to announce that our Site Manager, Simon Adamson has recently received a prestigious award for his work on our site – details follow at the foot of this article.
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 November 2018 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.


CROUDACE HOMES’ SITE MANAGER AWARDED FOR EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE

Simon AndersonThe biggest ever 2018 Local Authority Building Control Central Region ‘Building Excellence Awards’ took place on Friday 25th May at the Hilton Doubletree, Milton Keynes - and Croudace Homes’ Site Manager, Simon Adamson, was delighted to be awarded the prestigious LABC Residential Construction Professional of the Year. Judged by a panel of experts against stiff opposition, the award was given in recognition of Simon’s outstanding performance at ‘The Orchard’, Meppershall, the development he manages.
Richard Holmans, Managing Director of Croudace Homes (North Thames), said “We are extremely proud that Simon has been recognised for the exceptionally high standards he has shown throughout the construction process. He leads his team by example and epitomises the high level of quality and skill essential to our business and demanded by our customers”.
Croudace Homes Group Chief Executive, Russell Denness said “Simon has demonstrated he is a truly top performer who promotes the very best practice in housebuilding and construction. I warmly congratulate him on his well-deserved success”.