Gates A Go-Go!
Belated but special thanks go to Keiran, Dara and Bill who spent a good few hours fixing the entrance gates on Earlham Grove a few weeks ago.
The gates had never shut properly and the job wasn't quite as straightforward as it looked - the gates are very heavy and only had a wobbly post to hang on to.
The guys reinforced the post and put a wheel on the bottom of the right-hand gate to take the strain off of the post. The left-hand gate also has a new drop bolt to replace the one stolen during the break-in in the summer, which holds it nice and still.
The higher left gate means that you no longer have to use a length of metal as a wedge to raise it to line up the padlocks. I for one won't miss trying to raise the gate with one hand (and foot) whilst bashing at the hasps with a hammer to get them closed!