15 July 2021
Late event finishes & venue closures
Saturday 24 July – Old Hall Wedding, music until 11.30 pm, guests depart by midnight.
Upcoming MCR Closures
Tuesday 27 July – closed from 3 pm due to Garden Party preparation
Friday 30 July – closed from 3 pm for summer closure
Wednesday 1 September – MCR reopens
Tuesday 14 September – MCR closed at 3 pm for private function
30 June 2021
Letter from the LIRA Chairman
Please click the icon below to read a letter from the LIRA Chairman.
22 June 2021
The postponed LIRA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will now take place on Wednesday 14 July 2021, at 5.30 pm in Rooms 1-5 of the Ashworth Centre.
All residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend if able. Social distancing precautions will be in place and tea & coffee will be provided.
6 November 2020
Due to building works, the main entrance to the Library will be closed from Monday 2 March until further notice.
Please use the access via the turret staircase.
IF YOU REQUIRE ACCESS BY LIFT:
Please use the access by the office.
During main office hours, please ring the bell.
After 5.30pm please call the Library on 020 7242 4371.
Click here for a map.
Several other points were raised at the AGM - here are the responses from Phil Ardley:
Fire extinguishers: arrangements are being made for a fire extinguisher specialist to visit the site and assess whether the current FE provision is suitable for the threat.
Lights: The Inn will be look at developing a policy on this. Please note some chambers do want lights on all the time. I’m afraid there is not a PIR (passive infrared sensor) roll out. When there is a replacement of lighting wiring, the latest regulations are complied with, which usually means PIR control is required, as per the Ashworth.
Gas & Electric lighting: Franklyn Air are working to get all the gas lamps operating again, but it is a little bit “Forth Bridge”. Our in-house team got all of the electric lights working at the end of last year, except for the tree mounted ones. They will look at these again in case there have been further failures. The tree mounted ones will be rewired/part renewed in Summer when the ground under will permit safe access (it is too soft at the moment).
Works from Monday 20 January will involve masonry repairs, structural reinforcement and specialist cleaning of all stone posts located around New Square Lawn, Benchers Lawn & Old Square Bank (please see attached drawing showing all posts). The works will also include redecoration of all existing metal chains, associated fixings and Brewster’s Gate.
The Contractor will start works on the stone posts around the Old Square Bank & Benchers Lawn from Monday and works in this location are expected to last up to 2 weeks. Works to the stone posts around New Square Lawn will begin after this and we will be cordoning off 3-4 parking spaces around New Square to facilitate the works.
All noisy works will be carried out in accordance with the Inn’s noisy working policy (Monday – Friday: 8-10am & 12-2pm).
If you have any questions or queries, please contact
Paayal Hirani | Building Surveying Technician