Work in progress in the garden

Work in progress in the garden

More great progress in the garden last weekend. Thanks to Paul Wilkinson who organised the hire machinery and masterminded the gang to safely feed the bracken branches and vines. #healthandsafety

Gary Bradbury planted up the bed between the shed and the tea rooms with a range of shrubs from his end of season stock.
The remains of the old toilet block were uncovered when the vines and overgrown weeds were cut back. The brick work which is badly damaged was deemed a hazard and screened off with ‘ keep out’ tape. A group of volunteers are now dismantling the remaining bricks. We also finally discovered the Bat and Trap concrete trap fixing, and will be getting the pitch ready for next seasons league when Bat and Trap will return to the Chequers.

The lack of rain means grass growth has halted and until we get some rain volunteers will be mowing less frequently but as necessary.
A big thanks to the gang – Paul Wilkinson, Gary Bradbury, Jon and Sandra Scatchard, David and Jane Greaves

If you want to volunteer to come and help us, please visit the link below.
https://thechequerinn.co.uk/pub-clean-up-and-refurbishment../

Our first steps in the Pub as the new owners

Our first steps in the Pub as the new owners

Just over a month ago we first stepped foot inside The Chequer Inn after the community bought our village amenity. This short video documents the Commitees first visit to The Chequers in April to plan what was required in the renovation period. Over the last month, we have been hard at work generally tidying up to make it safe, fixing the roof, clearing and cleaning the cellar, but there still is a long way to go!
If you have contacted us volunteering to help with the renovation via our official form, we will be in touch soon.

Our First Open Day

Our First Open Day

Thanks to all that visited our Open Day yesterday to view the pub before restoration and refurbishment begins in the pub and garden. It was lovely to chat to you all about the project, and thank you for your support and suggestions.
Please contact us if you can commit in any way if you couldn’t make it yesterday.

We Are Now The Owners of The Chequer Inn!!

We Are Now The Owners of The Chequer Inn!!

After a long two and a half year campaign to Save The Chequer Inn from conversion to a private house, we are pleased to announce that on 11th April 2018 our solicitors completed the deal and we are now the owners of The Chequer Inn, Ash!

THANK YOU to all Shareholders, Investors and Committee members for the hard work and dedication for getting this far, and believing in the project right from the very start.

We are now actively planning the next stage of the project. Once we are sure the building is safe, there will be lots to do!

We will need people who can:

  • Clear rubbish – into a wagon/skip provided
  • Clear the garden – including reclaiming it from the wilderness first and then redesigning/replanting to make it a pleasant place to be.
  • Make refreshments!
  • Do decorating and general DIY

There will be additional tasks which will need to be undertaken by skilled tradespeople – so if you are a plasterer, tiler, electrician, carpenter (etc) and could spare us a few hours of your time and expertise at reduced or ideally zero cost that would be very much appreciated. In return we would acknowledge your support on our website for all to see.

The more that can be achieved by volunteers the further our funds will stretch, as well as being another opportunity to bring the community together as we enter a more ‘hands on’ phase of the project.

Please show your support on the following link….
https://thechequerinn.co.uk/pub-clean-up-and-refurbishment../