Thursday, May 31, 2007

Finances...

All

Please find attached a financial statement on the expenditure for the Sports Pavilion.

There are a couple of points that I would like to bring to your attention.
There is an excess of expenditure over budget, but the budget numbers did not include VAT
The VAT return does mean that we have un-budgeted expenditure of nearly £400, although over 50% of this is for local council services (planning and building control)
We have received the payment from the Rural Grants
There is no further major work to be completed, at this stage. But there is still work to be completed, when funds permit. Mary Jordan is considering ways of raising further funding for the playing field, which will be a new source of funding.



Any other ideas, suggestions or thoughts will be gratefully received, can I suggest that you contact Mary in this instance.



Thanks and regards

Tony

Monday, May 28, 2007

Message from the President....

All

I am very pleased to advise that the Sports Pavilion erection has now been completed. But as with this type of project there is an amount of "post construction" work to be completed. In the short term we should consider:
provide a means of security/cover for the windows;
provide guttering and drainage (recommended by Hodgsons);
possibly provide solar security lights to deter;
clear away rubbish and tidy up the area around the base;
lay block paving to the front of the pavilion (we have been offered some FOC from Marshalls);
provide a ramp for disabled access;
arrange a formal opening of the pavilion
In the longer term - hopefully as capital development we could consider the provision of water and power supply.



Any suggestions or further ideas for development that I have omitted from the mail, then please do let me know. Or if anybody has any ready made solutions then it wouldbe good to hear of them.



Insurance cover has been arranged and the final payment made to Hodgsons, so the pavilion is ours.



I currently have the keys if anybody needs them, I will also lodge a set with Marion.



We do have a series of pictures that we should collate, not only for the feedback to the grant organisations but to act as record of achievement within the village.



Finally on behalf of the Parish Council and the village, I would like to thank you all for the tremendous effort and hard work that each of you has contributed to get where we are today. It is very much appreciated and has been fun as well.



We have started so now we need to continue and move forward



With very best wishes



Tony Moss

Chairman

Little Staughton Parish Council

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Preparations for pavilion underway...



Hole dug, filled with hardcore and concrete ready for pavilion delivery and build on 22nd may. Planning permission secured, building regs tortuous....pitch looking excellent !!