As a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have to report each year to the CIC regulator. It’s a way of explaining how we’ve tried to benefit the community that we were established to serve, and it enables the regulator to check that we’re not doing anything that would be inappropriate for a non-profit. We’ve just submitted our report for 2013/14 and we thought you might like to see it.
Ah, grand plans. Once upon a time we said we’d post regular updates here during the fit-out. Thus far there have been precisely zero. Sorry about that. But to quote Alex Ferguson (jeez, we’re even behind with our attempts at topical references) it’s “squeaky bum time” at RftS.
Keen followers of RftS’s progress will by now be aware that sorting out premises takes time. Lots. Of. Time. But we have moved forward over the last couple of weeks. The short story is that we’ve been enjoying (?) some intensive wrangling with the landlord of the place we’re after, trying to ensure that we get an affordable deal. Everyone who’s invested in this project deserves to have their money used wisely, so although it’s taking a while to get things up and running, we’re sure that slowly and carefully is the right way. We will, eventually, catchy monkey.
Well we are making progress. But sometimes it feels a bit one-step-forwards-two-steps-back. This is a photo of the premises we’re working hard to secure. (This is all you’re getting for now. No big announcement until we’ve sealed the deal.)