Thank you for the considered reply and I’m sorry you’re continuing to be put through such an ordeal.
I’ve done as you suggested and looked at the breakdown which arrived with the notice of intent. As you anticipated, there are certain things which don’t make sense (work in the lobby, although we don’t have a lobby) and several provisional costs on top of specified works. I’m going to ask for an even more detailed breakdown and push for a meeting with the contract manager – your suggestion of reaching out to the MP and Councillor is an excellent idea too.
Thank you for your help.