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Down Your Way: Corscombe
10:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
CORSCOMBE village hall committee held its AGM on Friday October 18. Each group using the hall reported on its activities, and it was clear that 2012/2013 has been an active and productive year.
In a rural village setting, having a working village hall is a crucial resource, as is adequately demonstrated by the relatively full use made of this building. A village hall condition survey was undertaken in 2012, which identified around £63,000 worth of maintenance work needed over the next five years or so.
In addition, ongoing problems with the wood pellet heating system were reported. Modifications to the heating system have been made, so the test of its effectiveness will be the winter months to come – fingers crossed that it will now work reliably.
Should the village commit to these repairs, in the knowledge that maintenance requirements for an old building will be ongoing? Or should effort go into securing a new village hall with lower maintenance and running costs?
This is an issue that the village hall committee will be addressing through 2013/ 2014, and on which it will be consulting villagers.
On Saturday, October 19 there were two birthday parties at our popular Fox Inn. At 3pm Joan Fender, from High Street, Corscombe, was to be found amongst friends and relations celebrating in style, her very special birthday. Rumour has it that it was her 21st, however, OK she is great for her age, but somehow I don’t think it was 21.
Joan always takes an interest and an active part in village life and her family are so proud of her.
Her niece Deborah recounted many holidays spent with her aunt and told of Joan’s help with all the children in the family, who very much appreciated her. Then in the evening Shane Childs the publican celebrated his 50th birthday.
The Fox can always be relied upon to produce a delicious buffet for any celebration and can be thoroughly recommended for its warmth and welcome.