The main thing to report is that all of the doors & windows have now arrived, and work is underway to get them all fitted.
Well that was until Tuesday morning when a phone call from the builder told me that we had a bees nest in one of the window spaces, and so we would need to get it removed asap. So after a few telephone calls, a pest control company arrived on site and were pleased to confirm that they weren't bees but they were wasps - easier to deal with than bees!
Several hours later, and the nest had been treated and the wasps were no longer, and things could get underway again.
My thanks to Martyn of ABM Pest Control, who reacted speedily to my first telephone call, and had the whole thing sorted by early evening on Tuesday.
So with the weather looking favourably dry for the next week, we hope to have all the doors & windows fitted & painted in the coming days.
Then we will be at the end of Phase 1 of the development, and we can begin getting valuations etc. underway to be able to seek new tenants to the Units.
And while all this is going on, we are busy looking at a Courtyard Programme for Spring/Summer 2019. So far we have got the possibility of a woodturner who works with a traditional petrol driven lathe, and who I met recently at the Ashover Show, and a chainsaw sculptor who turns pieces of tree trunk into wooden sculptures. We are also looking at having musical evenings etc. under the title of "An Evening With ......
We have also extended an invitation to U3A in Bolsover to take over the Yard for a weekend in the Spring/Summer, to showcase what they do in the 'craft area', but are still awaiting confirmation of our invitation.
Add to that a locally based steel band, and you can see that we have not been sitting on our hands doing nothing!!
We remain committed to making Old Bolsover Yard the place to visit, providing a new & exciting tourist venue for the town, and adding to the economic development of the town, through our provision of craft workshops for up & coming small businesses
So watch this space, to paraphrase Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator - 'We'll be Back'!!