Fairford community news from Chris Roberts

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SINCE the first phase of the renovations to the Palmer Hall was completed just before Christmas, it seems to have gone quiet. But no! Work has now started on the male and female toilets, the entrance hall and the main hall.

It is expected that this work will be completed by the end of March. During this time, disruption will be kept to a minimum and existing users should note that there are currently no plans to close the Hall. It also seems to have gone quiet on the GoFundMe page raising money for the much-needed total renovation to the Palmer Hall.

Although, the Palmer Hall Committee has enough money to complete the next phase of refurbishment, funding is still required to introduce new black-out blinds to all the windows in the main hall and new stage curtains with a motorised rail to make opening and closing of the curtains much easier. If you have not yet donated to the Palmer Hall cause, would you please consider doing so at gofundme.com/the-palmer-hall.

WALL to Wall Media produces programmes including: Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) and Long Lost Family (ITV) and they also make BBC2’s living history strand Back in Time and the recent series of this Back in Time for Tea and Back in Time for School.

For the new Back in Time series, Wall to Wall Media is looking for a family to immerse themselves in the past world of rural village life. They are filming the series over the school summer holidays 2019 and are looking for a new family in Gloucestershire to take part and go back in time.

The family should have memories of, or connections to, the countryside and village life. If you would interested in applying, or know of a local family who might be, please visit: walltowall.co.uk and then click on Take Part. FamilIes must be UK residents and have a minimum of 2 children, ideally aged 8+.

COME along to Fairford Primary School on Friday, March 8 and enjoy Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12 available from The Coffee Post, 7a Coffee Shop, Lynwoods and the Primary School. A two-course meal is included in the cost.

MESSY Church is on between 4-6pm in St Mary’s Church, Fairford on Sunday, March 10. Crafts, games, worship followed by a cooked meal for families in Fairford Community Centre. No need to book, but it would help to know numbers and any dietary requirements for catering. Contact Sarah on 01285 712074 or email stmaryslmt@gmail.com.

A TEMPORARY road closure of the A417 on London Street from outside Hyperion House for a distance of approximately 20 metres will take place from Monday, March 11 to Wednesday, March 13 between 9.30am and 3.30pm daily whilst works for the installation of a new water supply are being carried out or until the works have been completed.

Pedestrian access to premises on or next to the road and emergency access will be maintained. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit gloucestershire.gov.uk.

A FAIRFORD Art Society’s Get Together painting session will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 1.30-4.30pm at Fairford Community Centre. The subject is ‘Portraits’. Visitors welcome at £3 per session. For more information, contact Sallie Seymour on 01367 850385 or visit fairfordartsociety.weebly.com.

FAIRFORD Gardeners’ Club meet at 7.30pm in Fairford Community Centre every 2nd Thursday. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 14. For details, contact Geoff Dennis on 01285 712195 or Marion Lloyd on 01285 850280.