Archive for December, 2009

Hall Extension Finished

We are pleased to inform you that, just in time for New Year Celebrations, the new toilet extension to the Village Hall and the landscaping to the front is finished. Just to remind you that we came from this:Extension 001

via this:

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to arrive at this:

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and this:

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A vast improvement I am sure you will all agree.

There is some minor work still to be done such as some small painting jobs and the fitting of some bits and pieces but to all intents and purposes all is ready for use.

The work would not have been possible without generous grants from Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and the Essex Community Foundation to whom we offer our thanks. Thank you also to all who put up with any inconvenience (pardon the pun!) whilst building work was ongoing.

A complete range of photos of the construction will be available on the gallery.

New Toilets at the Village Hall now Operational

Dear Resident,

As of today (New Year’s Eve) the new toilet extension at our village hall has become operational and, fittingly, will be used for the first time at a New Year’s Eve open event organised by Alison Smith and Barney Excell in which all residents of Foxearth & Liston are warmly invited (bring your own supplies).

As Chairman of Foxearth and Liston Parish Council, on behalf of all our residents, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the trustees of the Foxearth Village Hall Charitable Trust (which I should point out is run for the benefit of both Foxearth and Liston residents) in their tireless efforts to provide us with these new and very much improved facilities.

Thanks to Roger Messer and Richard Christmas for managing the project and to David Busby and Clive and Mary Waite for the final commissioning and above all to David Busby for his dedication in completing the countless application forms that generated the £35,000 in grant funds required to get the work completed.

If you have passed by the village hall in the last week or so, you will know that, as part of the project, the frontage has also received a complete makeover.

We now have a community centre to be proud of so please be sure to support its use as much as you can.

Our community sincerely thanks you the trustees of our village hall.

Colin Flux


Foxearth and Liston Parish Council

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Your Village Hall Management Committee would like, as co-sponsers of the Foxearth & Liston website, to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope that you have found the website interesting and useful and hope that you continue to visit it and use it as a means of improving communication and community in our villages.

We look forward to continuing serving you in 2010.