The Chorleywood Cricket Club and local charity Mission EmployAble’s combined cricket pavilion and café is being built on schedule, with work having progressed quickly since construction workers broke ground in November.
Most recently, concrete slabs have been laid for the first floor, with timber roof trusses and an upgraded electricity being installed in March.
In late April, the roof structure will hopefully be complete, with a slate roof covering being put on afterwards. This will be followed by timber wall cladding and plastering in May, and plumbing, electrics, windows and doors all being put in place by the end of June.
For those worrying the cricket season will be negatively affected by the construction, builders hope to dig a temporary trench at the edge of the pitch by the end of this month as well, allowing them to carry on undeterred.
A temporary ‘clubhouse’ will also be used while works finish off the job.
Meanwhile, both the cricket club and Mission EmployAble, will be holding several events to raise their combined fundraising total of £2 million to £2.15 million.
This includes a Weekend Bluebell Walk and pop-up Woodland Café in May, a Music Quiz on July 22, a Cider Fest (with help from Chorleywood Community Orchard and Cider Club) over the August bank holiday weekend, and a Comedy Night and Golf Day with dates to be decided.
To find out more about any of these events, visit either www.missionemployable.org.uk or www.cwcc.org.uk.