"We'll be able to do a proper rebuild and refurb of a library and get a learning suite and community room in the bargain," he says.
It'll be either Carbootsale or Panama Road. The former would make more sense as we'd be able to pull in the health promotion centre and the children's centre, both of which are on the same block and both of which are subject to bids for regeneration money. We'll see how it goes.
"Starting early," I say.
"Can get it done by the end of next week," says Jim.
I can but smile.
"How often has he told you that he usually ends up running to the post office at five o'clock on the afternoon before the deadline?"
His look said the lot.