Pitstone Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has been able to provide financial assistance to the Pitstone Memorial Hall Charity following the discovery of some asbestos sheets in the loft void above the corridor. The material was discovered as part of a routine Asbestos Management Report commissioned by the Memorial Hall Management Committee in May. Subsequent quotations obtained for the removal of the material exceeded £15,000 + VAT, a significant sum which was not available to the hall charity. The parish council resolved to commission these works on behalf of the hall for the long term benefit of our local residents, hall hirers and employees. Asbestos was a common building material during the 1970s when the hall was originally built. Please be reassured that air test results confirm that there is no risk to hall hirers and all access to the identified materials has been sealed off. Work on site will commence within a few weeks and the hall charity will seek to minimise any inconvenience to hall hirers on the day the work is undertaken.