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Wednesday Volunteers

As we go further into the winter months I have been asked to give an update of work already completed and what else is planned out of season. 

Our small band of friends meet at 12.30 on Wednesdays and we work through until 4.30 - of course our catering manager, Chris Bradley, insists we take regular tea and cake breaks!


We have a couple in the team who are "specialists" - Pete Baker is an expert carpenter and Barry Williams a retired professional painter and decorator. Neil Stanlake is our “goto” man for stream clearance, hedge cutting and grass strimming. 

The rest of us muck in with paint brushes and power tools to do what we can within our skill base. Thanks to the support of our Treasurer and committee we are able to acquire necessary supplies to keep picking off jobs that have been long outstanding.  

We always try to keep costs as low as possible but it is quite sobering to realise how much paint and timber costs these days.

 

We have already completed the redecoration of the Gents toilets and we now move on to the Ladies which should be completed either side of our mid winter break. 

The window frames and entrance doors have been repainted. 

There are sections of skirting board which needs replacing and the Umpires room needs an overhaul as well – so plenty to get on with inside and a range of jobs to do when the weather improves in the Spring around the back of the pavilion.


The Club has received a very generous donation from Simon Rice of a rare collection of signed Cornhill Insurance Test match bats. 

Quality wood was sourced to mount these in and Pete Baker has done a great job in his workshop on the finished displays. 

I am sure members will be very impressed when they see them next season !




As most members will know the maintenance of an old building like our pavilion is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge – as soon as you think you have finished its time to start allover again. 

Thanks to the efforts of Ian Baker, his team and contacts in the trade vital roof repairs have been completed, quality cladding fitted and rotten old flooring ripped up and replaced. 

I think it is fair to say the pavilion has been transformed from 2 or 3 years ago when it was leaking like a sieve and was a sorry sight. 

Hopefully players and supporters can now feel proud of the Club HQ again and the team of volunteers enjoy doing our small bit to keep the pavilion in good order.

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