The Parish Council is pleased to report that Herefordshire Council has awarded a Community Grant, to the value of £2000, for a shelter at Hopelands.
Both the youth and visiting parents (and Grandparents!) will benefit from this. With funds left from the new play equipment, the grant and a generous donation from the firework display, we can provide a shelter.
It will look like a market hall, replicating the structure that once stood in the village. The building is being provided through the generosity of Oakwrights, a firm specialising in timber buildings. An illustration can be seen in The Old School Shop window.
We are very grateful for the help received . John Hurds has cut the hedge along the new permissive path, and "volunteers" Roger Grout, Kevin Hurds, Hywell Pritchard, Bob Reacord and Percy Layton trimmed the south hedge and prepared all six foundations for the shelter.
We have also had a pleasing response to my appeal for paving slabs, (we still need a few more)! It is great to know that people are willing to help this village project.
When the main part of the building is delivered, in early May, we hope to be able to complete the build in one weekend, so, if you would like to help, please get in touch with Andrew in the shop, Chris Breen 312143 or with me, Gerry York 319329
We thank Oakwrights for their generosity in providing the building at cost and for the donation from Mike Ware from the Firework Fund.