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Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:41 pm

I will post reports on the progress in this thread.

Email from Lakis today:
The good news are that at the last meeting of the municipal monthly gathering the whole board voted yes on your proposition and
our architectonical plan. Now after 1 week, approximately, we will have in our hands this decision in writing and together with the whole
plan we will start the battle with the Archeological and town-planning offices. We hope that we will have their decisions sometime after
new-year, January or February. At the municipal assembly everyone was very enthusiastic with the idea and very grateful for your
donation.
I'll keep you informed about the next steps.
Regards, Lakis
and in his previous email:
Thank you all, once more, for your excellent idea to advice and realize this project. It will definitely give to the whole island a new era.
Well, I'm telling you that right now the stones that we going to use to build the bench ,are all in my garden.
Very soon the man who will cut them in the shape we need will start working on them.
They are carefully selected among many and it will be perfect accomplished to the environment.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby its4inthemorning » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:34 pm

I'm shocked that they need to take three to four more months to formally approve the bench (and the gifts of any surplus, which of course cannot occur until the bench is completed).

IMO, this isn't just looking a gift horse in the mouth, it is propping the horse's mouth open and extracting the teeth!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:35 pm

Actually, I am quite reassured that they take planning and archeological issues seriously. If only everywhere was so careful to preserve its heritage ....

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Re: Bench updates

Postby anneporter » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:39 am

Yes, to me the updates are reassuring. The stones are in the garden! Excellent
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Re: Bench updates

Postby regensburg » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:13 pm

Actually good news , "good things come to those who wait" I am sure everything will go well, we just have to be patient, and it is - no doubt about it- a big project and a bautiful one at that.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:23 pm

The project has been approved by all local authorities on Hydra. We are still waiting for permission from the Historical Office in Athens. I expect to get another report from Lakis before Xmas.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby rike » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:44 am

Good news!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby rvdeynde » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:30 pm

What do you think, will I be able to sit on this bench this summer? :)
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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:26 pm

I have received good news from Greece today!

We have now the permissions from the Ministries of Culture and Environment.
Our architect will now finalize the paperwork with the municipality of Hydra.
The work on the bench is about to begin!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:45 pm

Great news! I look forward to seeing the photos.

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Re: Bench updates

Postby LC&LC » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:09 pm

yes Wendy, you'll get a group picture later in June! :D
Great news, Thanks Jarkko!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Maarten » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:45 pm

Great news indeed!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby harald » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:50 pm

Yes, great!
Thanks to all involved, in Greece and elsewhere!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:05 am

Good news and perfect job!
Thank you all!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby yoeri » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Any idea if they already started on the bench? Might have a look in two weeks.
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