.... market town in Lincolnshire
|Alford Manor House Report: 2005 November
The most recent progress report made to the Civic
Trust Council stated that:
- The work would be completed within the contract period.
- All the electrics had been completed on the top floor and the second
fix had been completed on the first floor.
- Considerable digging had taken place on the site (of soakaways), and
the foundations of a dwarf wall (to the west side of the property) had
been discovered, parallel to the Park Road one.
- An area had been built around the cellar, using engineering brick,
to ensure its dryness.
- The painters had completed all the ceilings and stripped away any
anaglypter wall coverings.
- The wallpaper restorer is due to come next week.
- The joiners have started on the cover to the lift mechanism (the mechanism
to be cleaned and oiled before the cover goes over it).
- The charge for the electricity supply has been reduced from £27K
- The mechanisms necessary to operate the electric gates is being installed.
- Provision for the electricity supply can only be completed once the
suppliers know who the contractors will be.
- All the kitchen equipment has been ordered (to be fitted at the end
of the works).
- Excess grant money can be used, with the agreement of our funding
partners, to finance details mentioned in the original funding package:
some examples cited are: the gates, railings, paving, gapping up hedges,
regravelling paths, moving the blacksmiths' arch to a more suitable
position, rebuilding and repositioning the kitchen garden wall, video
systems around the house, audio handsets, an outside toilet in the Coach
House, additional decoration to the Victorian wing.
- We shall try to get a paved drop-off point for wheelchairs..
- It was confirmed that the Craft
Market and Jazz Festival would be able to go ahead and have access
to the garden next summer.