Pavil­ion’s un­der way

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

WORK is due to start on a vil­lage pavil­ion after years of plan­ning.

Stoke Po­ges Parish Coun­cil said work would be­gin on The Pavil­ion, in Bells Hill Recre­ation Ground, on Septem­ber 29.

It is ex­pected work will be com­pleted in April 2015.

The project has been on­go­ing, with talks start­ing as long ago as 2010.

When the pre­vi­ous coun­cil re­signed in 2010, the new coun­cil stated its in­ten­tion in get­ting the project off the ground.

Chair­man Ralph Bagge said it had taken time as there had to be a con­sul­ta­tion, ar­chi­tects ap­pointed and plan­ning per­mis­sion granted.

Now this has all been achieved, work can start.

Mr Bagge said: “It has been a project that has been on­go­ing for a num­ber of years.

“We had been work­ing to find an ar­chi­tect and get plan­ning per­mis­sion.” A NURS­ERY held an af­ter­noon tea for the com­mu­nity.

The Ba­nana Moon Day Nurs­ery, at Chiltern House, Bells Hill, Stoke Po­ges, opened its doors to vil­lagers on Satur­day.

The nurs­ery in­vited the com­mu­nity to pop in for a tea so neigh­bours could see the new nurs­ery be­fore its open­ing.

Char­ity Acts of Hope, which the nurs­ery sup­ports, also at­tended to ex­plain what it does.

Di­rec­tor Julie Sharma said: “We’re ready to open but are wait­ing on Of­sted, so we wanted the neigh­bours to come and meet us and show them the build­ing as peo­ple were in­ter­ested. It’s a listed build­ing, so we haven’t changed the struc­ture. Fam­i­lies and chil­dren came along, as well as Acts of Hope.”

The group is invit­ing peo­ple to pop in again from 10am to 1pm on Satur­day. There will be a mu­sic class from noon to 1pm and char­ity Acts of Hope will again be there.

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