Dursley News - November 2009

November 2009 was a month of two shops with the grand opening of the new LIDL store at Kingshill alongside the visbly marked progress on construction of the Sainsbury's supermarket in Dursley town centre. November 19th was the day of reckoning for LIDL and the surrounding streets were jam packed with cars all struggling to make it into (and out of) the new car park. In Dursley, the framework is now essentially complete on Sainsbury's and external cladding began as the month ended.

At Rednock, the new car park next to the Community Centre is being surfaced in preparation for opening and a temporary walkway link has been created between the new school and the 6th Form block so that students no longer have to take the long way round.

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    LIDL car park work
Final surface preparations are made at the rear of the LIDL car park.
(November 1st 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Landscaping at LIDL
Limited landscaping is put in place around the LIDL car park.
(November 1st 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    LIDL car park surfacing
An initial tarmac surface has been laid at the new LIDL store.
(November 8th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Ready for opening
With the final surface laid and white-lining complete, the LIDL store has just four days to go before opening.
(November 15th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Sainsbury's store framework
Most of the framework is now erected and the size of the new store is clearer to see.
(November 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Sainsbury's in Castle Street
Viewed from Castle Street, this shows the proximity of the new store to the roadside.
(November 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Community Centre car park
At Rednock the new car park near the Community Centre is having its surface laid. This will greatly increase the availability of parking in this area.
(November 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Bonfire in Dursley
Final preparations are being done to the bonfire being erected on the recreation ground for the annual firework display.
(November 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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