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What We Had To Do!

Phase 1

To start this project we needed to raise at least 37,000 to repair/replace the soleplate and other principle parts of the building's structure.  This was the most important and urgent work that was required.

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After undertaking local meetings we were able to proceed with Phase 1 and formally gave instructions to our project manager Terry Lockhart to appoint Bakers of Danbury to do the work. This commenced on the 12th of January 2009.

Phase 2

This was to replace the external doors and windows, further external work and decoration. Repairs to gutters and down pipes, and making a French drain. Internal repairs to walls, ceilings, woodwork. Upgrading loft insulation. New light fittings and full redecoration.

Phase 3

This phase was to replace and improve kitchen facilities, refurbish and improve the toilet facilities, replace the carpets etc.

Paying For It

A wonderful grant of from The Essex Environment Trust was added to just that raised from the 'Gift Weekend' in Doddinghurst during September 2009. This money, together with the generous grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation,  the Friends of All Saints the Dagwood Trust and a magnificent grant from Doddinghurst Parish Council has allowed us to renovate Priest House and so keep this wonderful building for the use of everyone in the village for many more years to come.

Thank you!


Thank You! everyone who has supported this project, especially those who have provide sums of money, large or small to help keep this building for the village

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