Sunday, 25 January 2015

Information about our Project to Local Politicians

A letter has been sent today to notify local politician about out Heritage Project and the support from Heritage Lottery Fund. Those informed are East Worlington Parish Council; Sue Croft, North Devon District Councillor; Richard Edgell, Devon County Council Councillor; and Sir Nick Harvey, North Devon MP

Press Release

The press have been notified today about our Heritage Project and the support from Heritage Lottery Fund. North Devon Journal, Tiverton Gazette and Crediton Courier have been sent the press release and a photograph of the community Heritage Group.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Information on Parish Hall Website

Until the new website is developed the existing Parish Hall website is being used to share information about the Parish Hall. A page has been created to provide an introduction into our project.

Heritage Group Photographs

Heritage Group met this morning at the Parish Hall. Photographs of the group were taken with the Heritage Lottery Fund plaque.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Martin created an internet account with Heart Internet and registered the domain name for use by the Parish Hall Heritage project. The new web site will be configured over the next few weeks using the services of Rick Westhorpe. It will use the WordPress Content Management System allowing members of the community to edit pages and upload content such as photos and videos: the web site can be found at

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Building Project Team Meeting

Richard Boxall (Chartered Building Surveyor) (Building Project Team Leader), Martin and Steve met with Richard See (Contractor) and discussed the project plan and programme of work. The current plan will now be refined into a detailed work schedule. The group discussed the heating and aim to use an air source pump system.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Structural Surveyor Visit

Barry Honeysett, a Structural Engineer, is visiting the Hall today as part of our conservation project implementation plan.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Press Release and Community Event Poster Approved by HLF

Heritage Lottery Fund have approved our press release and the poster we are using to invite members of our community to our Heritage Project launch event. We aim to promote our launch from 26th January.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Digital Archive blog theme design

Martin, with input and feedback from Steve and Miya, is customising a new blog theme based on the Sora Article template. Some minor tweaks still required but will soon be ready to go live. The look and feel of the blog site will be carried over onto the design of the EWPH web site so that we have a consistent presentation format to the entire digital archive.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Heritage Project Publicity Plan

Steve worked on the Publicity Plan for the Heritage Lottery. The plan describes how the project will be publicised and who the target audiences are. The Plan will go to the Heritage Group and then on to Heritage Lottery Fund for approval.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Parish Hall Improvement Plan

The Building Improvement Team, Richard, Miya, Martin and Steve met today to discuss the next steps with the Parish Hall Improvement Plan with specific focus on the heating solution. The reports from EDP and from Timeleon were discussed. Actions were agreed.

Trustees Meeting 08.01.15

The Parish Hall Trustees / Management Committee their bi-monthly meeting this evening in the Parish Hall. The following items relevant to the Heritage Project were on their agenda:

  • Heritage Lottery Project Partnership Funding Plan
  • Business Plan 2014 – 2018 – Financial targets
  •  Heating Project Progress Report
  • Heritage Lottery Plan
  •  Heritage Lottery Evaluation
  •  Heritage Project Launch and Publicity  
  • Digital Output Plan 
The Trustees were very pleased with the funding support from Heritage Lottery and our other partnership funders and that progress is being made with the project.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Parish Hall Heating

Timeleon have provided a heating project design with estimate of costs. The will be discussed by Richard, Miya, Martin and Steve at their project team meeting on Friday

Heritage Project and School Engagement

Steve met Suzie Pinn (Senior Teacher at East Worlington Primary School) today to start planning the implementation of the school element of the Heritage Project. It was a constructive meeting and a staged  implementation plan was agreed. The school and community members will work together to support the school-focussed activities of the project. The next steps will be for Suzie and community project volunteers and plan the detail. The main topics the school will be involved with are:
  • Living Memories
  • Treasure Trove - History of East Worlington through Artefacts
  • Using Maps, Documents and Field Research to Better Understand the Natural Environment’s Impact on People and People’s Impact on the Natural Environment.
  • Houses –Different Types of Houses
  • Life in Worlington through the Eyes of People Living in the Past
  • Visualising Our Community - Artistic Representations of East Worlington at Different Times through History
  • Recipe Book
  • History of East Worlington School

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Parish Hall Heating

Timeleon provided a Detail and Technical report with heatloss calculation today. This will assist us to make informed decision about our final heating solution for the Hall. The report will be discussed by Miya, Richard, Martin and Steve on Friday as part of the project planning agenda.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Parish Hall Website Development

Martin and Steve met today and with support from information offered by Miya discussed the look and feel of the Parish Hall website and the Project Blog. The meeting was productive and some good and constructive thinking led to creative ideas about the look and feel. An action plan to progress this work was agreed and the next steps Martin to seek estimates from three short-listed web-designers.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Parish Hall Heating

Miya, Richard and Steve met today to discuss the progress plan for the Parish Hall heating. We have an options appraisal report from EDP (Mechanical and Electrical Engineers). We agreed Steve to contact Timeleon (underfloor heating company) and clarify the services they offer and the extent to which they can offer a design solution for the heating.

Miya, Richard and Steve agreed to meet again on Friday 9th January to review progress. Martin (project finance officer) will join us. The intention is to agree an action plan and time-line.