You may have heard of the problems Audlem Public Hall's management committee experienced after ordering 200 new, more comfortable chairs for the hall (as reported on Audlem Online and in local newspapers)). The chairs, selected after extensive consultation amongst Public Hall users, were ordered from a Wilmslow company but came from Poland by truck. Unfortunately it was found the chairs delivered were only 158 in number, were the right colour but the wrong design, and a number had sustained damage in transit.
Over the coming months Public Hall chairman Geoff Stretch toiled ceaselessly to sort out the chairs saga. Telephone calls, letters, emails, faxes went off to Wilmslow and Poland. Many would have given up but Geoff showed why he was elected 'chair man' and he has now sorted the issue. A delivery of 200 of the correct chairs was received a month or so ago but the truck driver wouldn't take back the chairs previously delivered in error. After further pressure, those chairs have now been collected, the hall has its full complement of the correct 200 chairs, and all perfect, just as ordered, and the Public Hall has even received £500 in compensation for all the trouble. Geoff can now sit back and contemplate a job well done. It's just a matter of deciding which one of the 200 chairs to sit back on.
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