Workers start refit at Good as New Shop

Steps to prepare the Dalhousie Centre’s Good as New Shop for it’s refurbishment are well under way.

Tradesmen are already in the store, but it’s not just the shop’s interior that is set to undergo a facelift, but the exterior will be brightened up with new signage.

In charge of overseeing the project is Janet Penman, secretary to the Board.

She has been encouraging local people to take some time this week and next to have a good look at home particularly for good saleable summer items and small electrical goods to donate.

Janet said: “We have been very lucky in getting local tradesmen and small businesses to donate some of the items and time we need to get the new shop set-up and our volunteer electrician will PAT test electrical goods before we can sell them.

“It’s very encouraging how much goodwill there is in the community when it comes to helping the Dalhousie Centre.

“The shop is on a corner site and we hope the work being done will make a greater impact and encourage people to come in and buy.”

Betty Hendry, who leads the team of volunteers who have served the local community for many years, added: “We are really looking forward to the work being completed and the shop re-stocked and we are pleased the Dalhousie Board is investing in this refurbishment.

“All of us have been involved in the decisions on how these improvements will be made so we can continue to raise money to spend locally supporting older people in our local community.

“I would like to add to Janet’s plea for new stock in keeping with the new look of the shop.”

Organisers behind the refit hope to have the shop fully re-stocked and opened by Monday June 1, with a Grand Opening later that week.