We learnt earlier this week that the Council’s bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for Phase 1 of restoration work to the building will not be put forward as they have decided that they will not be able to put £3million match-funding towards the £8million bid. The full text of their letter to us is below. We will be issuing a press release shortly.
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with your comments. We know that there has been a huge amount of support for this bid and hundreds of people have been involved in the consultation exercise. We will be working hard to make sure that your views are heard.