Vagdia and Holmes reminds their Church clients to observe the items under the Calendar of Care for April.
In line with the Church Of England's Calendar of Care website, we are reminding our Church clients to check the following areas of specific concern this month.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will normally be held in April. At this meeting the churchwardens will present the report on the state of the building and of the progress of any necessary work. Will a fundraising effort be necessary this year to pay for building repairs? The parish meeting is a good time to plan this.
If there has been a change of churchwarden at the annual meeting, the outgoing churchwardens should run through the duties with the new ones.
Respond to the Articles of Enquiry sent by the archdeacon prior to the visitation.
The spring clean that was planned in February can take place in April. Ensure all areas of the church are cleaned but remember that old furnishings, monuments, floors and windows may be damaged by cleaning and that no chemicals should be used on them. For advice on how to clean such things look through the Conservation pages on this website or contact your DAC Secretary.
Ask the bell captain to check the bells and ringing chamber are in good order and that the steps and ladders in the tower are safe.
Tidy the churchyard and start to cut the grass if necessary.
If in doubt, get in touch; our Office can help.
Vagdia and Holmes again helps the City's most loved Fun Run
Preparations are well underway for this year's Coventry Fun Run, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in the City.
2013 is going to be the best year for the Coventry Fun Run as CCFC have agreed to partner this year's event, as part of the Sky Blues in the Community/One Goal initiative. The Sky Blues will be helping with the promoting of the event, assisting on the organising committee, securing corporate sponsorship, and will also be present on the day with a selection of club players and club mascot- Sky Blue Sam.
The organisers, Coventry Three Spires Round Table are busy pulling the event together. Chairman- Trevor Binch is delighted with the involvement of CCFC.
'Having the support of CCFC will make the 30th year the best Coventry Fun Run yet. We are confident that the involvement will swell the number of runners, and make the whole day an experience everyone will remember.'
The date for this year's event is Sunday 9th June 2013, again starting from and finishing at the War Memorial Park. The distance is approximately 3.5 miles and runners can run, walk, or a mixture of both.
What makes Coventry fun run unique is that participants can seek to raise money for their chosen charity or good cause. This could be anything from a charity large or small, a sports club, scout group, or school, you can all take part and raise money for YOUR good cause.
Entries are now able to be taken online via the Fun Run website www.coventryfunrun.co.uk An early bird discount is available for entries registered before the 1st April 2013. Demand for the 2013 event is likely to be very high, so the organisers are recommending that runners enter as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit the website www.coventryfunrun.co.uk or contact the freephone number 0800 181 4031.
Vagdia and Holmes pledges their support for the Construction 4 Growth campaign, lead by industry
Construction4Growth is an industry campaign calling on Government to invest in construction as the best route out of recession and back to growth.
Growth in the construction industry is critical to the wellbeing of the UK economy. The industry lost 45,000 jobs last year and a 5% reduction in construction output this year has caused a return to recession.
Dhiran Vagdia, Company Director said;
"Working with industry, the Government does have an opportunity to help reverse this decline. For every pound spent in construction £2.84 is returned to the economy - an industry that accounts for 8% of GDP and a workforce of over 3 million. The right investment in construction now will lead the UK away from decline toward growth and job creation."
That's why the construction industry has rallied to launch the C4G campaign - lobbying government to increase investment, develop skills and encourage the green agenda in driving growth through construction. But we need your support… Get involved with the Construction4Growth campaign and help us to get Britain working.
For more information about the campaign, click here.
Vagdia and Holmes asks the Chancellor to help homeowners
Our Practice has lobbied central Government to reduce VAT on all home repair, maintenance and improvement work, from 20%, to 5%.
The "Cut the VAT" Campaign is lead by Federation of Master Builders, and has been developed to encourage economic growth.