The Upper Rissington Village Hall Trust, a group of volunteer residents, now run the village hall on behalf of the community. For more details about the Trust, go to 'The Trust' page on this site.
2nd March 2018 - Hall Heating
For some time now we have been dealing with issues with the Village Hall heating system. This is a complex system and has taken a number of months and experts to get to THE point of understanding how to remedy the problems. We have kept the system limping along by installing remote monitoring and resetting the system every time we saw a major temperature drop. One of the reasons for the delay in repair is the time it takes to get some of the specialist parts. We had arranged for a boiler engineer with a new, programmed, processor board for Monday morning 5th March at 9am. And on Tuesday we have a specialist underfloor heating engineer coming to flush the whole system and rebalance IT. This was already arranged before today when our boiler processor has finally given up the ghost. This means we will have no heating at the hall until, at best, Monday morning. If the problem is unrelated to the known errors, we will at least have the engineer on site to diagnose any other issues. If you were going to a party or event over the next few days, please accept our apologies for the cancelation of your local event at probably the worst time, when local events are so important to us all.
25 January 2018 STARCHIP ENTERPRISE WIN NATIONAL AWARD
StarChip Enterprise in Worcestershire, has today (25 January) been crowned the UK’s best mobile fish and chip business, as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. The shop scooped the Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award, during a prestigious awards ceremony, which is widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip industry, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. To secure the top spot, StarChip Enterprise had to fry at the top of their game and have been appraised across a wide range of judging criteria, including sustainable sourcing policies, staff training processes and marketing activities, as well as receiving mystery dining inspections. Commenting on their award win after receiving the distinguished trophy from awards host, Nigel Barden, voice of food and drink on BBC Radio 2, Jeff Warren, Director and Proprietor of StarChip Enterprise, said: “These are the most prestigious awards in our industry and we are honoured to be recognised yet again for all our hard work, dedication and passion. Having been shortlisted before and winning this award in 2016, it’s a fantastic feeling to be taking home the crown once again. “We continually work to champion fish and chips to make sure that they stay the number one takeaway choice in local towns and villages, and at festivals and events throughout the UK.” Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, added: “We’ve seen a rise in the number of mobile fish and chip units touring the country in response to a growing demand for ‘street food’. As fish and chips have captured the hearts of the British public since the mid-19th century, it’s no surprise that fish and chips vans are one of the most popular types of mobile catering options – the dish is our nation’s favourite takeaway after all. “Juggling the demands of a mobile business can be a challenging task, but StarChip Enterprise show true leadership and a great deal of passion to succeed. Their desire to ensure that families in rural communities have access to and can enjoy fish and chips is inspiring. I hope other mobile businesses are encouraged to follow their exemplary lead.” Award sponsor Lindsay Filmer, Head of Marketing at Pukka Pies Limited, commented: “Every single day in the UK, mobile fish and chip shops provide hungry Brits with hearty, wholesome meals that are quick and easy to sink their teeth into. Delicious, convenient comfort food is something we pride ourselves on here at Pukka Pies, and we are proud to sponsor an award that recognises the game changers in this ever-growing and evolving industry. “I’d like to congratulate StarChip Enterprise for demonstrating innovation in their menus, quirky chippy styles and excellent customer service.” For more information visit www.fishandchipawards.com or follow @FishNChipAwards #FishNChipAwards
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