At long last we have some dates for the re-fitting of the shop. Work will begin on Monday May 10th and will last until the end of the month but the shop won’t move to its temporary home at The Crown until Friday May 14th.
Apart from the uncertainty over the Post Office counter the delay has been increased by the transfer of the lease. It was finally assigned to us towards the end of March – nearly five months after we took over from Pat and Rob.
Andy Roberts is putting the finishing touches to the drawings and checking that all the work complies with building regulations and then the tradesmen, whose services have been very kindly donated by Graham Wylie, will start building the units prior to the re-fit. We are trying to keep the disruption to a minimum so on May 10th work will begin on the ceiling in the afternoons when the shop is shut. After the stock has been moved out on Friday the 14th it’s estimated it will take 2-3 days to strip everything out. Four days have been set aside for the laying of the new floor so that will take us to Friday the 21st. The next day the fitting out is due to start and that is likely to take a week. Marie Roberts will be the project manager and Ray Blanckley will be looking after the electrical side of things.