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Village Hall Subsidence

In late Summer 2018 cracks were spotted in the wall (front right hand side) at the Village Hall, and the Hall insurers were notified.  They arranged for a Structural Engineer to visit the Hall who confirmed that the cracks were the result of subsidence.  After some investigation, which involved soil samples being taken and analysed, the conclusion was reached by the Insurers that the cause was soil shrinkage due to roots of the nearby trees.  Over the past 18 months, monthly monitoring of the cracks has taken place by appointed specialists and further movement has been observed.

The Village Hall trustees understand that discussions are now taking place between the Insurers, Bromsgrove District Council and the owner of the adjacent land as to what tree works maybe necessary to prevent further damage to property. 

At this point in time, we have been given no indication as to when the repairs to the Hall will commence.