The electronic control board requires costly repairs and its failure is attributed to the fifty year old solenoid hammers. A total cost of £4,850 +VAT has been quoted! The PCC will be obtaining alternative quotations before proceeding. Nicholson Engineering inspected the installation on January 14 and Smiths of Derby on Janaury 15, so altrernative quotes should soon be available.
The PCC would welcome volunteers to form a band of happy fundraisers and grant-gainers, not necessarily churchgoers, towards this and other imminent costs and who would also be willing to take forward Badby Fayre 2016!