Thatching

The roof of Chicheley’s only remaining thatched cottage in Bedlam Lane will be renewed during April.  The exact date has not yet been fixed.

Thatch is “dressed” every 15 to 20 years to remove ragged ends and push loose sections back into place.   However, thatched roofs are only renewed completely every 60 to 80 years, so this will be a “once in a lifetime” event.

There may be short delays to traffic in Bedlam Lane when scaffolding is erected and removed.  Please be patient!