Just to confirm, as in previous winters the Hall remains open and fully operational at all times. The roads either end of Dell Lane are being properly and frequently gritted by the Council, and Dell Lane itself is passable with reasonable care – as I write this it is mainly slush or clear. The nursery next door remains open too.

Or heating system, combined with the insulation we now have, is perfectly capable of maintaining a cosy environment as long as the doors are not wide open!