More on gates

Early on M&S agreed to provide a back gate to give a short-cut to the shops through the adjoining estate. A gate was duly fitted with a lock and we were all issued with keys. However, keys proved unnecessary as it was possible to open it with the handle from either side. This route soon proved popular with local people and it was agreed to make the gate automatic with fob operation.

After a long delay funding was approved and eventually some guys arrived to install the necessary underground conduits. Another delay of several weeks and more men arrived to install the closing mechanism. This was a week ago and still the gate is not fully operational. Welcome to M&S time. It wil be good when it is done though – doubtless “next week”.