The Parish council has received the following email concerning a future BBC 2 programme.
My name is Ryan and I'm on the casting team at Ricochet TV part of Warner Bros TV production UKlink to ricochet.co.uk
We are making a new television show for BBC2 called "The Repair Shop" – the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order. The kind of items we have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. We have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters
I am wondering if you might to be able to help spread the word amongst your Parish community to see if anyone has an item that might be suitable that they would like to put forward?
Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals....we would really love to feature and repair a few items in the show that have a community value. Something treasured or something essential to the community that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.
For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them. They could be memorial plaques, eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles, fading carvings or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pub's swing sign.
Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ – for example some larger statues or water fountains are logistically difficult to move.
The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner. Additionally there would be broadcasted T.V. coverage from start to finish of the item, in the work shop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community.
Please also note that we are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix – so please don't be disheartened if we can't repair it this time
If you might have something you'd love to be repaired, then please get back in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 224800.
Best wishes and thank you for your time
Casting Team / The Repair Shop
Pacific House,126 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3TE
Tel: 01273 224800 Fax: 01273 770350
Registered in England – No 04053062