Church Extension Fund – the ground breaking begins.

Trevor Swainson writes:

St. Margaret’s Church Extension Project

We are excited to announce that the long-awaited work on the Extension Project is about to become a reality.

Next week, starting on 7th January, work will begin to install the drains required for the new toilet facilities, connecting the Church to the national water supplies for the first time in nearly 930 years.  The work will involve removing the brick paviors along the route of the path, digging a trench approximately 1 metre deep and then laying fresh water & waste water pipes.  Finally, the path will be restored to its original splendour.  The work will extend from the West Gate up to the Church building.

During the period of constructions, there will be NO ACCESS along the whole length of the path from the West Gate.  The builders will erect safety fencing all around the working area and we ask that no-one tries to access the site without the express consent of the builder’s foreman.  If you want to see what is going on, please stay well behind the safety barriers at all times.

Depending on the weather, the work could take up to 4 weeks.

Work on the construction of the new Extension building is anticipated to start in late March and this work will take up to 6 months to complete.  When this phase of the work in under way, the pathway from the Lych Gate to the Church will be closed and access will be limited then to the pathway from the West Gate.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during each phase of the work but the end result will bring much needed and essential facilities for the Church after a long and successful fundraising campaign.

for West Hoathly St. Margaret’s PCC

Trevor Swainson

Project Co-ordinator