What is happening at the moment?
Each month the Next Steps group and Next Steps Finance group will provide a joint news sheet on the progress of the project.
Please download the latest copy of the news sheet by clicking on the image above or here
What is the situation with obtaining planning permissions?
SUCCESS We have now obtained permission from Huntingdonshire District Council for the entire project
SUCCESS We have obtained Listed Building Consent for the entire project
SUCCESS We have Conditional Approval from Building Control for the entire project
SUCCESS We have secured a loan for the project
Over the last nine years the improvements made to the Church Hall have proved to be hugely valuable and is now used by the community on a daily basis. As a consequence, it has actually brought into sharp focus the inadequacies of the main Church in serving the various users to the fullest potential.
Due to the generosity and commitment of church members, all loans associated with the refurbishment of the Church Hall have been repaid – ahead of schedule – and the church now believes it has the financial and personnel resources to commit to resolving the larger issues holding back the potential of the work of the church.
When will the building work commence?
Once the results of the Tender process is known towards the end of August, and the Finance Team confirm the financials, then a proposal will be put to members shortly after that regarding the timing of the actual construction.
The actual start date on site will then depend on the availability of the chosen contractor and the restrictions caused by the COVId-19 crisis.
How will the church activities function during the period of building work?
Covid restrictions mean that we are not now currently using the building and Sunday worship is being successfully delivered online. Should construction commence under these restrictions then it is likely that the online services will continue as they are for now. We would hope to retain use of the church hall throughout the period of refurbishment.