Getting ready for the builders

The Trust is preparing to get builders on site, hopefully early in April, to start renovating the former Stars Newsagent. The first change people will see is the removal of the 1980’s shopfront, to be replaced with one more in keeping with the 19th Century street scene. The joinery will be done Anthony Jones, a local craftsman. “We are very keen to ensure that as much of the work as possible is carried out by firms trading in and around Bishops Castle”, says the project manager Jonathan Brown. He continued; “It’s almost a year now since the Trust became owners of the building and we are really looking forward to finally being able to begin getting this building brought back to life”.