We would like to bring to your attention the planned 2 way temporary traffic signalling which is due to be installed in the coming weeks on the B4009 Newbury Road, Hermitage (RG18 9QE) just off Marlston Road as per attached plan. This is due to impact damage which has occurred to a property roof (Crossways) over hanging the road as pictured next to the church grounds, the signalling will be in place for 1 week to allow works to be carried out and likely to be installed from 4th November.
Appeal for the Repair of the Bells at St Mary’s Hampstead Norreys
As many of you will be aware the bells at St Mary’s have been silent for last two to three years. This is because they are now unsafe to ring and require significant repairs to be carried out prior to them being declared safe to ring once more. The total repair costs are estimated at about £60,000.
We have recently launched a fundraising project under the banner “Silent Knights” as the founders of the bells in the 17th century were members of the Knights family.
There are two elements to our fundraising – national and local. We are in the process of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other national grant providers. Success in all these cases is greatly enhanced if good fundraising support is achieved locally. We would like to raise at least £2,500 from the local church community and by making a donation through the Good Exchange website the money will be match funded so we will receive twice the amount of the donation.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please make a donation using the following link:
We thank you and are grateful for your support. If you have any questions please contact us at: email@example.com
St Mary’s Bell Project Team
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