Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hard training and chalets come to life

The training before the clearing continues. There has been traffic control and asbestos training so the guys have had to do quite a bit to get their red cards. Good thing is with the amount of work in front of us there will be local employment opportunities as well as the opportunity to be part of the process.

The rec reserve can be chaotic at times and there often seems that once something is fixed another issue arises. Things are on the move however and today I looked at a video I took two weeks ago when it was mostly still a cricket ground. It then dawned on me how fast things have moved. We are getting a communal kitchen, road and lighting put in; the chalets now have heating and cooling, hot water and power. The new generator is in place to provide the extra power needed on site. A mains power system is in train and will be done next week.

To put things in perspective I thought that if some had asked five weeks ago "Would it be possible to have a functioning village with housing, toilets, showers, laundry and a kitchen in the next five weeks?" you would have said "No way". The thing is that the rec just keeps getting better and we are up to the challenge for both the short term and then getting things right in the long term.

Peter Auty said to me last weekend that we need to think ahead 500 years and we want the people of Flowerdale in the future to be able to say the community made the right choices way back then.

And finally as promised the menu seen below is devoid of sausages, happy days

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