Not so slow during the Summer Break
Our regular weekday activities have been muted during the summer break, but not altogether absent, and we are ready to start on our new programme. Each Monday afternoon there is a working party of volunteers to attend to any jobs that need doing – changing light bulbs, plaster repairs, decorating, garden maintenance, boundary fence repairs, clearing gullies and drains, repairs to equipment – all the usual maintenance work.
Over summer we have arranged for external redecoration, painting and pointing, electrical and gas inspections, portable appliance testing (nearly 150 devices!) and conducted our Health and Safety Assessment and Fire Safety Assessment. We have arranged for fitted cupboards in the Lower Hall Store Room to replace free-standing cabinets – you can actually move around in there now – and we have had a thorough clear-out of two storerooms and under the stage, all of this done by our volunteer group, known affectionately as “Last of the Summer Wine”!
At the AGM several new proposals were accepted, one being this blog. Another is the Lending Library of faith related books that members have found helpful and are prepared to pass on. This is now established and a suitable display cabinet purchased. A further suggestion was a Prayer Garden, sited in an area currently unused and rather overgrown. It is a pity we have no photographs before work was started, but the undergrowth is now cleared and much effort has gone into removing significant sized tree stumps. Discussions have taken place on the proposal and we are working towards its completion. It should provide a space for quiet contemplation, and provide additional witness, as its situation is clearly visible from the road and the nearby bus stop.