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Delight as roof work completed


By John Lavery


Admiring the new roof are, from left, Stamford mayor Max Sawyer, the Very Rev Mark Warrick, Rebecca Goff and Coun Mike Exton Photo: Lee Hellwing
Admiring the new roof are, from left, Stamford mayor Max Sawyer, the Very Rev Mark Warrick, Rebecca Goff and Coun Mike Exton Photo: Lee Hellwing

The future of a well used community centre has been secured after essential roofing repairs were carried out.

Trustees at the All Saints’ and St John’s Centre in Stamford are delighted that repair work has been completed.

The project has seen the south elevation roof completely insulated and re-slated in traditional Collyweston slate with the help of generous donations in support of the Sponsor a Slate Campaign and grants from South Kesteven District Council Community Fund, The Skells Trust and Stamford Round Table.

Trustees are planning to celebrate the project’s success on September 8 with a community reception, with admission by donation, and dance focussed on the centre’s history as St John’s School before its closure in 1974.

Plans for future fundraising and renovations will be announced on the same evening and a plaque will be unveiled to recognise the support received so far.

The Very Rev Mark Warrick, chairman of the trustees, said: “We are delighted to have completed these important works to secure the viability of the centre as a key community hub for the future. Our roofing contractors, Giles Longbone and John Robottom, have done a fantastic job.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the work, particularly South Kesteven District Council, The Skells Trust and Stamford Round Table.

“We hope that many members of the community will be able to join us on September 8 and we are particularly encouraging people who attended the school before it closed in 1974 to join us at the event. It will be a wonderful opportunity to share memories.”

For further information contact Rebecca Goff, volunteer business manager on 07985 424308.



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