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Water engineers help make over Baydon village hall
3:50pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
Thames Water engineers swapped shovels for paint brushes last weekend as they downed tools to help paint a Wiltshire village hall.
The team gave a fresh lick of paint to the community building in Baydon to say thank you to those who have put up with the disruption of a new pipe line being laid through their neighbourhood.
Contractors Optimise, who are laying the new pipeline across fields from Bailey reservoir, under the M4 motorway, to Baydon water tower for Thames Water, were more than happy to help and put in the elbow grease to get the job done on Saturday.
Kim Austen, a trustee of Baydon Village Hall, said: "The hall had started looking a bit neglected recently, so we got some new windows and did the painting before we get new flooring and heating put in.
"Once the summer is over we'll be using the hall for pre-school, toddler and Brownie groups.
"We wouldn't have been able to do all the painting and decorating if it hadn't been for the guys' help. They really made all the difference."
The water pipe will improve the network that serves people to the east including Membury and Hungerford Newtown.
The village of Baydon is supplied with water from boreholes at Ramsbury, but a lot of the construction traffic is based in the village.
Pupils from Baydon Primary School have already visited the work site to see how engineers lay water pipes and taken part in a poster competition promoting road safety.
Work is due for completion in October.
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