Good progress has been made over the past month. In spite of social distancing and continuing difficulties with supplies, MD Group have recovered time.
Rewiring has continued; new ceilings have been installed, with new insulation in the Main Hall ceiling and loft; the WCs have new windows; door frames have been fixed; and sanitaryware and kitchen cupboards have been delivered to site awaiting installation. The roofers, who have been particularly set back by the shutdown, have started on the new flat roofs. MD expect the pace to continue to accelerate over the next month.
The refurbishment of the post office will start on 26 May. Because of the difficulties of distancing in such a confined space, this will take longer than in the original programme. The plan is to re-open on 25 June.
We shouldn’t get carried away, but things are looking a lot more positive than a month ago. Ironic, isn’t it? After all this time, we could soon have a shiny, new village hall we won’t be able to use. Steve White