The dedication of the refurbished Ashwell URC Church Hall was a really enjoyable event on Sunday. The moderator for North Thames Area Revd Andrew Prasad preached a thoughtful sermon before we moved across to see the modernised hall. I was pleased to have helped in a small way with the Church’s efforts to raise funds for the project. North Herts District Council and WREN made substantial grants and church members held a number of fund-raising events. The Church Elder who had managed the project, Mrs Jackie Embury, was presented with a bouquet in appreciation of 3 years’ hard work. The Hall is well-used by villagers, who find it more central than the Village Hall. Also present were County Councillor Tony Hunter and District Councillor Dave Levett.