the old apparatus ...
and now the new ...
A new central adventure apparatus was installed in late January 2018. The central surface has been renewed and protected by concrete edging. The perimeter grass will take a little while to grow back and so some heavy duty safety matting has been laid temporarily to facilitate access to the swings and seating.
This installation was financed partly from the Trust's capital replacement fund and partly from a Community Fund grant approved by Effingham Parish Council in October 2017. The new apparatus is superior to the old one in both design and materials and we hope it will prove much more durable.
See also our News weblog for details of how local residents are helping to raise funds for further improvements to our playgrounds.
The chairs which had for many years been used for meetings in the Barnes Wallis Hall were looking their age and were cumbersome to stack and move around. In order to assist the purchase of lighter and more easily stackable chairs ('Advanced Urban High-Density Stacking Chairs'), Effingham Parish Council made a Community Fund award to the Trust in June 2017. Under this arrangement the Council and the Trust each contributed half the cost of purchasing 60 chairs and 3 stacking trolleys. The colour of the new chairs is not the vivid blue shown in the supplier's picture above but a restful green.
The small servery adjacent to the kitchen was refurbished during the second week of August 2017. The intention is to enable simple refreshments to be served from there in due course to daytime users of the Village Room. The project was funded by a Concurrent Functions Grant awarded by Guildford Borough Council and match-funded by Effingham Parish Council and was carried out by IZ Refurbishment of Mitcham, Surrey.
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