Our offer on a shop in Taff Street, Pontypridd has been accepted and we have instructed solicitors. The property is located in a prime location with a good footfall. It has plenty of space downstairs for both a retail shop and a drop-in Information Centre where the public can find out more information about our work. We have the same amount of space upstairs to develop a volunteer meeting area as well as plenty of space for sorting the stock, a Managers office etc.
Our graduate intern has finished the Business Plan and the next step is to commission a condition survey and schedule of condition. Once this has been done we will be getting estimates for the fit out costs and equipment. We will also be applying for relevant grants towards these costs following some positive initial discussions.
We will also be preparing the job descriptions and advertising for a full-time Manager and part-time Deputy Manager in the very near future. So watch this space....quite literally!