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Conversion of The Old Pumping Station in Suffolk

Remodelling, renovating or rebuilding of the pumping stations in Ixworth, Suffolk and make it look as good as new is no easy job. It required a lot of expertise and team work to make it a possibility. Although there are were many contractors, who are capable of doing part of the job not many specialize in doing the entire work themselves completely. This is the only way Steve Fitch can relied on and assigned the responsibility to a reputable contractor who did the job efficiently. Some of the main things that the post-war building look as new were as follows:

-Painting and roofing.
-Working the windows and entry doors layout.
-Living room upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs modification.
-Siding and trim work as well.

Mr Fitch is said to be used in most parts where it is needed to ensure that the walls look as good as new without any damage being visible or apparent on the building. The staircase job is done by professionals who are said to have years of experience in doing what they do which ensures customer satisfaction as well. Even the roofing part and the remodeling of the gutters is done as per the customer’s requirement which ensures that everything is as the customer likes making it a dream home for them to live at.

The fortunate thing about the remodel of the post war building is the reality you get the opportunity to change more.This implies your home truly turns into a clear slate. You can add new apparatus to your bedroom like a bidet spigot or a whirlpool. In all actuality, more broad remodels will take longer and cost more cash however at times it is justified, despite all the trouble.

Extensive planning and consulting with Mr Fitch will possibly have his own inputs which adds to the way in which the designer had planned to work on the house. This gives a sense of customization even to the paint which is used on the walls and other parts of the house. The best part of all is that the price that they are said to offer as it comes well within the budget you had planned. However, it is important for you to ensure that you seek an estimate of how much it would cost before they start the work on the house. This would ensure that there are unnecessary or unplanned expenses that you may not be prepared for.As you enter the building you will see the potential of the building straightaway.

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Finding Boiler Repairs Experts In Surrey

Boilers are pretty vital for those who reside in regions which get really cold during the winter season. One need the boilers to perform perfectly during these times so as to ensure a perfect interior temperature. There can be no fault or else the people living in the house face an absolute discomfort. There are a number of us who service their boilers before the onset of the winter season. However, there are many who believe repairing the boilers every years is a waste of money. They are wrong.

When you are not servicing your boilers, you risk not only having them break down in the middle of the night, but also make your family members vulnerable to the allergens. There are companies which service at an affordable cost. All you need to do is ensure to find the right one in the region. Here they are –

As boiler repair is a complex job, one needs to be absolutely careful while selecting the best one in the region. There are a number of companies in the region and the best ones have an impeccable record. Get a company that is located close to your home as this would ensure that the company that you are hiring has been in business for a long time. If the company is experienced, half of tension is handled.

The next thing that you need to confirm is the license and registrations. You can gather these information from the Internet as many companies have their own website where they mention all the information for the benefit of their customers and potential ones. You can verify the information by gathering more feedback from the members of online communities and forums. This ensures that you get the best of the industry at an affordable pricing.

When you are hiring a company, ensure to give it in writing. Paper work isn’t done by many as they feel it only slows the work down. But even minor issues can turn catastrophic. One may end up shelling out several times more than the what one was supposed to pay. You must check the insurance policies of the workers before letting them in your home. There are other little issues that you need to confirm before hiring a company. Points like hard work, diligence and others must be taken into consideration. When it comes to finding experts at boiler service Surrey residents will find the tips helpful.

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Leisure centre plans in Egham

A swimming pool is to be constructed at the Egham Leisure Centre as well as a health spa. This could be happening soon if the Runnymede Borough Council signs an agreement needed for the project to come to life. This is a regeneration project that will be located at the site of the current building. This project is being planned by the Council and the experienced Places for People. The current Leisure Centre will remain open until the new one is fully constructed.

This project is expected to transform the town centre in Egham. The Council is currently carrying out keen consultations about town centre developments. It is only through consultations that the first phase of the project will be set out. The project has received a lot of support from different people. For instance the Group director of the Place-making and Regenerations at Places for People, Mary Parsons, said that this is a great example of how capital investments can be made by the Council with an aim to improve the facilities of the people in the town as well as create a profitable investment.

<p>Places for People is the right partner for the council to work with because they bring years of experience in the designing and making of mixed tenure and missed use developments. The Chief Executive of the Runnymede Borough Council Mr. Paul Turrell said that Places for People is experienced in both national and local projects having worked with other Surrey boroughs and he is glad that they will be working on this project. This company is one of the UK’s largest development and regenerations as well as property and leisure management companies. It is a not-for-dividend company and therefore is the perfect partner for a public project.

Also to be involved in the project is the company currently running the Leisure Centre, Achieve Lifestyle. A programme has been created which will ensure that the current centre they manage will remain operational till the new one is completed. In the new centre there will be many state of the art facilities including a swimming pool.

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HLF awarded a grant to Royal Holloway

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) recently awarded a grant to Royal Holloway, University of London. The grant amounts to £485,500 and will serve the ambitious Citizens project. Citizens is a £1 million project that aims to inform the populace of what is means to be a citizen. It has been developed from a partnership between Royal Holloway College, Egham Museum, and The Magna Carta School.

The project will take users on a history journey by employing community engagement activities, support materials, and digital resources. It will touch on some of the major historical events including but not limited to the sealing of the Magna Carta and the suffragettes. Through this, Royal Holloway College and the University of London hopes to better inform the citizens about the history of reforms, protests, and liberty. As such, they will be able to understand how these and other aspects shaped their lives as they are today.

The Principal of Royal Holloway College, Professor Paul Layzell reiterated the importance of the project to the institution’s history. He pointed out that the two founders of Royal Holloway College were themselves social reformers who sought to provide higher education opportunities to women. He added that higher learning is key to personal liberty, freedom of speech and recognising civil responsibilities.

The Citizens project’s goal is to further the education that commenced following Magna Carta celebrations in 2016. Other institutions that support the project include The Historical Association, The AQA Exam board, The History of Parliament Trust, People’s History Museum, The Parliamentary Archives and the National Justice Museum among others. The University will host an annual Festival of History beginning in June 2017.

The Citizens project will oversee the development of a number of forums and resources for discussing, debating and learning. These will include an educational website with video resources as well as a network of regional researchers and museum partners. Moreover, Constitutional Conventions will be held where the youth will be tasked with drafting clauses for a present-day Magna Carta after extensive debate. The drafts will be exhibited in the Supreme Court.

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Airtrack Update – Withdrawing

BAA today announced that they are withdrawing the application to build Airtrack,  citing   “concerns raised by local residents about the impact of Airtrack… including level crossings”   and  a failure  “to develop solutions which fully address these concerns”. 

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Airtrack Update February 2015

The Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon. Philip Hammond,  who is also MP for Runnymede (and Weybridge) speaking to the Runnymede Business Partnership on 04 February  confirmed that Airtrack could not go forward in its current form if it led to an increase in down-times of Egham Level Crossings.  

Mr Hammond had met with Borough and County Councillors from the ruling party, highways representatives,  Network Rail,  BAA and the Rail regulator at the end of January.  Possible solutions were explored,  including abandoning the SouthWestern route. 

BAA have announced that it will be several months before they have made a decision about whether to proceed with the project.  However, it does not appear that any viable solutions were identified.   The option of improving the signalling regime to reduce down-time per train remains the Minister’s preferred solution, but he did not state whether Network Rail and the Regulator could see any way to achieving this.    

Mr Hammond was asked whether he would introduce legislation to redress the imbalance in rights between road and railway at level crossings, and although he wanted to change the balance, he did not plan to introduce primary legislation to effect this.

Mr Hammond also confirmed that he stood by every word of his article in the Staines and Egham News, in which he described BAA’s offer of  £ 11 million to Surrey County Council as a bribe.  

 

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Postponed by Department of Transport

The Airtrack website announces that Department of Transport has postponed the inquiry again. So there is even less excuse for Surrey CC to take the decision to withdraw their objection now. Once they’ve withdrawn it is probably irrevocable. Please write asking them not to

On 30 November the Cabinet of Surrey County Council (SCC) will meet and decide whether they want to withdraw the objection to Airtrack.

SCC have been negotiating with BAA what they describe as “a package of measures” which will not address the main objection to Airtrack, but will make it financially beneficial to withdraw the objection.

Although a feasibility study has demonstrated that a tunnel is technically feasible under the railway line at Vicarage Road, to replace Pooley Green level crossing, Surrey County Council’s Highways Department has said that it will not alleviate congestion in Egham because their (selective and incomplete) traffic modelling report appears to show that traffic from outside the area will be attracted if a tunnel is built.

SCC Highways have therefore been negotiating with BAA a deal where, for £ 11million, SPECIFICALLY NOT TO BE SPENT ON A TUNNEL, they will withdraw the objection, saving BAA from a proper public examination of the disaster that will engulf Egham.

The TWA rules allow negotiation to find solutions to problems that a project might cause. In the case of Airtrack the payments offered by BAA solve SCC’s 5-year-old problem of how to pay for work that is needed at the Runnymede Roundabout, which are not caused by Airtrack.

Surrey Highways call the package “A Good Deal for Surrey”. It is certainly a good deal for Surrey County Council and their Highways budget, but not a good deal for the people of Surrey, and a disaster for the people of Egham.

We need to persuade SCC that they are not acting in the best interests of Egham in withdrawing the objection.