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For some time now the Berwick St James Cricket Pavilion has been in dire need of some TLC.  There have been relatively few people who have been involved with and cared for the cricket ground and pavilion, notably Rod Crosley and Ken Woodford, who have kept the club going for several years now.  However there is only so much they can do, and some extra help is urgently needed.

There is perhaps quite a lot that we, as a village can do to provide that help, particularly to help weatherproof and smarten up the pavilion.  The idea is that those people who would like to help, meet at the cricket ground pavilion on Wednesday 23rd May at 6:30pm to see what needs doing and who is prepared to tackle that particular job.  We will then fix a day in June, preferably a Saturday when we can get down to it and no cricket match planned, and finish off with a barbecue at the club in the evening.

The list of jobs that Ken has provided includes the following:

1.       Guttering (new brackets and some extra guttering required)

2.       Replace broken windows (2) with plastic cut from sheets on site.

3.       Paint outside walls (25 litres of Snowcen white has kindly been provided by Ian Fisher)

4.       Paint inside with white emulsion (I can provide that)

5.       Outside and inside woodwork stripped and painted in appropriate gloss paint (I can provide white or cream)

6.       Fit carpet in changing rooms (a roll of carpet will be provided)

There will probably be other smaller jobs that require attention, but I think those are the main ones.  Although there may be one or two things that we have to buy, the object of this exercise is to accomplish as much as we can at no cost.  Although Ken can provide sheets of white plastic for the broken windows, clear plastic would be far better, so if anyone has, or knows where they can get hold of any sheets of clear plastic, please let either myself or Ken Woodford know. (Ken's tel no:  790444)

It should be fun, and very satisfying if we achieve most of what we set out to do.  Anyone who can handle a paintbrush is welcome.  If you can't, no doubt there will be several other jobs to which you can apply your talents!

Look forward to seeing you there.

Neil MacDougall  

14 May 12

Chairman Berwick St James Parish Meeting







































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