Parking issues that threatened the opening of the new International Furniture shop in town have been averted and they will open at 10am on Friday 16th August.
Whilst moving stock to the old Habels shop the vans were being targeted by traffic wardens and told they were only allowed 10 minutes. This would have caused serious issues with trying to get furniture delivered.
A meeting organised by Tony Hooke between owner Kevin Farrer, local MP Sir George Young and TVBC leader Ian Carr at the Rendezvous Centre managed to break the deadlock and TVBC will be issuing a letter to cover use of the loading bay area.
Kevin said: “I’d like to thank all the staff, family, friends, helpers and councillors that have helped with the move and sorting this issue out. We’re looking forward to getting the shop open.”
The shop will also be home to Haygold Carpets who will be offering floorcoverings.
International Furniture have traded for 15 years and have tried to move into the town centre on previous occasions. The unit will continue to trade at Picket Piece and Kevin is looking at doing a “free parking” incentive to buyers in the shop.