The Little Horwood Memorial Hall Committee recently decided to replace their old substandard floor which had suffered problems with damp.
After much research, a floating solid Beechwood floor on a waterproof membrane and insulation layer, supplied by PICA Flooring was chosen.
This was paid for by Memorial Hall funds, with help from a small grant from Little Horwood Social Amenities Association and a grant of nearly £2,500 from the Bucks Masonic Grass Roots Fund which is administered by the Heart of Bucks Community Foundation.
Jeremy Bull, Chairman of the Hall Committee said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation, by Bucks’ Freemasons, which ensured that the project could go ahead.
Special thanks also go to Dale Osbourne for his advice and guidance throughout the project, Paddy McCowen and Will Jones (sub-committee), the villagers who helped to take up and dispose of the old floor (Bob, Matt, Joshie and Pat Curtis, Peter and Mary Nicholl, Will Jones and Mary Trim) and Kate Wheeler for her secretarial work in securing the grant and liaising with PICA Flooring.
A very special thank you must go to Paddy and Jette McCowen for decorating the main hall after the floor was fitted, ensuring that the make-over was complete, improving the hall for hirers and the local community, hopefully for years to come.”
Andrew Hough, from the Bucks’ Masonic Grass Roots Fund added: “We were very pleased to enable the residents of Little Horwood to improve their Memorial Hall by providing this grant towards the replacement of the floor.”
The picture shows Paddy McCowen and Patricia Curtis and other local residents enjoying ‘Drop- in’ Tuesday at the Hall, when the weekly Post Office also visits the village.