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Here’s news of a free training event:

Come along to this preventative maintenance training day delivered by SPAB.

It’s targeted at community members, groups, places of worship of all faiths, and people interested in volunteering. Any group or individual who owns, manages, or has an interest in buildings will be made very welcome,  People with an interest in conservation, places of worship, or buildings more generally are also very welcome, as are those who would like to find out about ways of getting involved (with no obligation).

The training will be held at Holy Trinity Lenton in Nottingham, and as part of the day we’ll be carrying out a building condition survey of this Grade II* building, built in 1841 and recently reopened after urgent work on the roof due to dry rot (lentonparish.org.uk/roof). With a condemned boiler, dry rot in the woodwork, gutter problems, and more, there’s still plenty to do

The day is totally free of charge and is open to everyone, wherever they live/work/volunteer, and whether or not they are already involved with a building, and the content is relevant to buildings of all ages, sizes and types, whether they are listed or otherwise. It will be delivered by SPAB’s James Innerdale and Stella Jackson.

DETAILS:

Nottingham Mini Maintenance Co-Op training day for volunteers, community members, and places of worship of all faiths

A free practical training day on Saturday 25 March at Holy Trinity Lenton, 9.30am-4pm (refreshments and lunch included)

For anybody interested in finding out about the role that everyone can play in the maintenance and upkeep of their building, or interested in hearing about ways of getting involved.

Delivered by Stella Jackson and James Innerdale of SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)

Come along to

  • Learn the basics of ‘Preventative Maintenance’, how to recognize important maintenance issues, and how to prioritize maintenance and upkeep activities
  • Find out more about the Maintenance Co-Operatives Project, how it can help you to look after your place of worship, and opportunities to volunteer locally
  • Learn how to carry out a building condition survey, and to plan routine checks on your building
  • Find out how local places of worship can share ideas, resources and volunteers to keep their buildings in good condition
  • Talk with staff from SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)
  • Carry out a practical condition survey of the Grade II* listed Holy Trinity Church, built in 1841 and recently reopened after emergency roof works

For anyone:

  • Involved or interested in the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of their place of worship (of any faith, of any age, and whether or not listed)
  • Involved in the care and maintenance of any other building (regardless of age and size, and whether or not listed)
  • Interested in learning how by day-to-day, regular and seasonal tasks they can help to keep their building in good condition, spot and remove possible dangers, and quickly identify problems to prevent them from getting worse
  • Simply interested in the upkeep and maintenance of local buildings
  • Potentially interested in getting involved, or in volunteering on a casual basis to help local places of worship to look after their buildings
  • Who just wants to come along and see what  it’s all about

All welcome!

Please book a place in advance, to help with catering.

Find out more at http://maintenancecoopnottingham.weebly.com/

Or for more information contact Alison on 07835 203303 or at nottinghammaintenancecoop@gmail.com

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