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Posted on February 1, 2009

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The deadline for the Focus publication is approaching fast - and it's time to update the village on what has happened, and what is planned to happen down at the Village Hall. A flowing script from the 'Old G.I.' normally entertains focus readers, but on this occasion, the chairman of the Trustees has been coerced into putting a few words together - from the quiet one!!

Well, some said it would never happen, some wondered what was happening, and some watched what was happening and a few made it happen - but it gives me great pleasure to announce that, other than a few odds and ends, we have now completed the renovation of the Village Hall!

Yes, the 'heart-throb' born in 1964, has had a total face-lift and significant surgery to her interior. She now stands in splendour to face the ups and downs of the 21st century - that's when the current lease runs out.

The major renovation programme has been completed over three phases incurring expenditure of over a quarter of a million pounds - all raised locally by numerous fund raising events and donations. It is a credit to all concerned and to the Eaton Bray village and surrounding communities.

The hall now has new heating and lighting systems; new flooring and refurbished kitchen and other improvements including facilities for the disabled. It has to be seen to be believed and this is when I say - enough is enough - and extend an invitation to the village community to come and join us at an open evening on Monday 23rd February to see for yourselves, the transformation of the Eaton Bray Village Hall.

Before I forget - if you can find a slot in your busy schedule to join us, light refreshments and a glass of wine will be there to welcome you - from 7.30 p.m. onwards.

From me, a big thank you to all who have supported us over the past four years, and a thank you to the Trustees who have supported the three phases of the renovation programme - see you on Monday, 23rd February.

-- Norman H. Lee, Chairman - Hall Trustees

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