The Select Vestry can now report that approval has been received from the Diocesan Council and the Representative Church Body to allow stage 1 of the Car Parking and Access scheme to proceed.

A meeting has been held with Consarc Design to discuss detailed design and a programme for the works has been agreed. It is hoped to issue an invitation to tender in April with a commencement on site in June and completion in September.

Depending on the order in which the works will be carried out, it may be necessary to hold services in the Hall over the summer period. There will also be restrictions in the movement of traffic in the grounds.

It is intended that a meeting of parishioners will be held to explain the scheme in detail and to launch the fund-raising campaign.