A meeting was held between the successful contractor, a local company JP Redman & Son, and officers of the Local Authority to discuss the building work.
We emphasised the need to ensure that there would be as little disruption as possible to the local businesses. James Redman and the Council were also keen to make sure that local businesses would be disrupted as little as possible by the building work.
After discussing the implications on health and safety, and the possible impact on businesses, we agreed that the scaffolding would be erected between the 5th and 9th of July.
According to our draft timetable the scaffolding will be in place for approximately 20 weeks. Cadair Road will close for 1 day only - a Sunday - and the scaffolding will bridge across the road to allow buses and other vehicles to use the road. The scaffolding should also allow people to access the shops in the Neuadd Idris arcade.
The Council officers must be complemented for their understanding of the situation and their willingness to cooperate. The desperate state of the Neuadd roof meant that it was obvious to everyone of the need for the scaffolding.