Summer work and what’s new in the lodge for 2016?


Thanks to the efforts of various tradesman, a small but hard working crew of members at working bees and also several visits by committee members, a great deal of improvement work has been completed at the lodge over this summer. 


The new things you will notice in the lodge are:


·         New ‘split’ beds in Room 8.  These can be used separately as ¾ or full size singles or pushed together as Queen or King double beds.  All beds have two storage drawers underneath.

·         New boilers installed and entire hydronic heating flushed and upgraded.  Drying room heater replaced and new heaters installed in the TV room, room 3 and the laundry.

·         New 3 (or 4) door commercial refrigerator in kitchen 2 – old white refrigerator removed to cool room

·         New filters in kitchen griddle fan unit

·         New light fittings installed in Room 8

·         Old steel storage cupboards removed from Laundry  (paint now in services duct) and new shelving installed for cleaning products

·         Lights installed in both stairwell with 2-way switches at top and bottom of stairs

·         Stairwell Exit signs now permanently on


As well as the new items members also completed the following tasks at the two working bees:

·         Removal of overhanging trees/branches  from roadside and courtyard

·         Stocktake of all cookware, cutlery, crockery and utensils completed and replacements purchased

·         checked and cleaned all fans (toilets, showers and kitchen grill)

·         checked and sorted all linen

·         cleaned all interior windows

·         checked all lights (LED lights installed in lounge, dining and TV room)

·         checked all taps (sink and shower) and cisterns

·         cleaned all fridges, hotplates and microwaves

·         cleaned all walls in entry and hallway through to disabled toilet cleaned

·         checked/sorted drying room and room coat hangers sorted  (old/damaged ones discarded &replaced)

·         sharpened all carving/cutting knives

·         TV room sliding door -- lock repaired and ‘jamming’ problem fixed

·         Tidy up painting done in disabled toilet, manager’s office, room 1 (shelf & mirror) and several other places

·         Painting of walls from disabled toilet back to stairs and lower staircase brickwork

·         Crockery cupboard light fitting removed (Ceiling to be patched, sanded back and painted)