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  • BARKER Family History

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Feast Construction projects

The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.

Feast Cabins Project


2012 will see the completion of this major project undertaken by the Hampsthwaite Feast Group and for the benefit of the whole community. The Feast Group wish to express their appreciation of the support given by Hampsthwaite Parish Council and our two junior football clubs. We also give special thanks to the following sponsors, all of whom contributed to make the project possible.

Link to http://www.wren.org.uk/
The Waste Recycling Group Ltd are the major sponsors of the whole project. The WREN Small Grants Scheme(SGS) is one of a range of funding streams operated by WREN under the Landfill Communities Fund and it is this scheme which, in November 2011, awarded the majority of the funds needed to complete all work required.

This comprised:

  • a complete reworking of what were previously the nursery toilets, to make them more suitable for general use
  • provision of a new side door to provide direct access to the toilets and reorganisation of interior doors to improve access generally
  • completion of all access routes to ensure all users, including maintenance vehilces, can visit the cabins in all weathers.
  • provision of a durable and secure exterior store in which to house equipment for the two junior football clubs and others.
Link to http://www.harrogate.gov.uk
A Community Chest grant, awarded by Harrogate Borough Council in November 2011, provided major funding to ensure the two Feast Cabins are easily accessible by wheelchair and pushchair users so that all residents can make full use of our play area and the new facilities located in the two cabins. HBC Planning Department were at all times supportive and helped to ensure the cabins were appropriately located.
Link to http://www.northyorks.gov.uk
In autumn 2010, North Yorkshire most generously gifted the two Titan Portacabins to the community once their use became superfluous to the needs of our local primary school. Also in June 2011, the NYCC County Area Committee for the Harrogate District granted funds towards the improvement of access to them in their new location.
Link to http://www.tworidingscommunityfoundation.org.uk/grants/knabs_ridge/
We wish to express our thanks to the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund who were able to support our grant application in May 2011. This funded mains electricity and water services into Feast Field following ground works preparation by Feast volunteers on two weekends in early June 2011
Link to http://www.hacs.co.uk/
We are particularly grateful to Mark Smith and his team from HACS who managed the siting of the cabins into their final positions and provision of services to them. Their broad range of expertise and willingness to 'go the extra mile', ensured that the two cabins were securely located with proper connections to mains electricity, water and sewerage sytems - they even ensured we have a facility at the rear of the cabins for cleaning football boots!
Link to http://www.emsleycranehireuk.co.uk

Without the full support of John Emsley it is doubtful the project would even have got of the ground - literally! Emsley Cranes came to the rescue when no other way of removing the unwanted cabins from the school playground could be found, and we were in awe of the skill demonstrated by the crews, as they positioned the two cabins with millimetre precision.

Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field
Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field

Feast Mini-Golf - July 2011

Mini-Golf PosterMini-Golf Poster (582k bytes)
Mini-Golf Score CardsMini-Golf Score Cards (2.46M bytes)
Mini-Golf LayoutMini-Golf Layout (333k bytes)

Memorial Hall Planters - 2006/7


BBQ project - 2005


Forge project - 2006


Link to the Feast section of the original Hampsthwaite Village web site

Feast Construction projects
The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.