Yesterday a somewhat depleted BWP group met at the Dacre Rooms. Nevertheless, some useful work was done:
The fence between the Dacre Rooms and the docs was repaired. A replacement arris rail was fitted and a number of palings replaced (see the photo on the BWP webpage. Supplies for the repair were obtained at no cost (I like it) from an abandoned fence panel found after zooming to Parkfield car park where it had been dumped.
The side alley was weeded, the farmers market signs ,for Friday, were erected.
The new cupboard upstairs, created by Les a month or so ago, was found to have some damp, so the intended shelving was not installed. Instead the contents of the cupboard were re-located and the cupboard allowed to ventilate. The source of the water ingress was sought and some external work will need to be done at a later date.
The unwanted pallets were removed from behind the Rooms.
In addition the correct way to vote at the general election was not established at coffee time.
Thanks to John M, Les, Pete, David P, David S, Bob M for the work and Geoff, Paul and Ray for the company at coffee, and to Sue and Neil for the loan of the ladder.
i/c 3 Calling
Progress Wed 31st May
More of Church House cladding & barge board painted
Les & JohnM working on soffits
Church gutters & gullies cleared of vegetation, ready for architects 5 year inspection.
Next Wed 7th June
i/c 3 is also having a WER, living with the Druids in the stone circle at Avebury for a week!
Jon Marsh will find jobs at the Dacre Rooms at 9.30 am for any poor serfs who haven’t got a WER to go to.
i/c3 Calling May 24th
Under a blistering sun Les & JohnM replaced the exit handrail to Church House, and the post to the play area fence. Both have very smart metal shoes now.
The rest of us kept in the shade as much as possible, continuing with the washing down & staining of the cladding, clean down and prime/undercoat the barge boards and soffits.
Still a lot of work to be done up there – the high level wooden windows will be very fiddly!
Paul joined us for coffee, his leg is still mending.
Lots done around the May Festival. Particularly the art Show screens up and down. Last Wednesday we carried on with the soffit repair, glossed the barge boards and continued with staining the cladding. it looks much, much better. Still more to do. We zoomed to Peters Green hall to weed kill in the car park and removed some fallen branches.
Progress April 28th
Monday we erected the art show screens, well done and thank you to everyone who turned up, particularly John P who did preparatory work and supervised on the day. Despite me panicking that we would have too many people it was just right. Big job. Next year we will be doing it on the Sunday afternoon so more younger people can (hopefully) be there.
On Wednesday at Church House we replaced some of the soffits, and repaired a barge board. We sanded and primed/undercoated the South and East barge boards as well as the side door, and stained the East elevation cladding and some of the South. Keith and his team did more benches ready for the May Festival. Some members were hijacked to do things at the Dacre Rooms.