EVENT: Come and learn more about Brackley Town Hall restoration

Brackley Town Council would like to invite you to join them for a public consultation event at Brackley Town Hall on Saturday 22nd November from 10am until 2pm.

The project team are currently undertaking surveys and extensive research in to the history of the building to understand more about what makes it so special and establish how it can be restored and conserved. On the 22nd of November, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating research that has been carried out, for example, did you know that the panelling in the first floor hall is actually made of pews taken from a local church? Or that the Town Hall has been extended by the Victorians? Or that the clock was once powered by large weights in one of the inner walls? You will also be able to meet some of the design team working on the project and visit the attic space which is usually closed to the public.

This public consultation forms part of the development work currently being undertaken in order to submit a second round funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £2.3m during 2015.

We are also asking people to complete a short survey that will help us to understand the current use of the Town Hall. To complete this survey please either visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X757JJV or pick up a paper copy from the Town Hall. All questionnaires need to be completed and returned to Brackley Town Council by 5pm on Friday 19th December 2014.

There are a number of ways in which the community can learn more or become part of the project as follows:

  1. You can join the Consultative Group. We would be delighted if local residents and stakeholders want to join this group to help shape the project and provide invaluable local knowledge. The Consultative Group will meet approximately every month throughout the project to help inform the project team and to learn more about progress. You do not need any specific expertise, all we ask is that you come with enthusiasm and ideas! We are particularly interested to hear from the younger members of the community, whose input is essential to the process. To join the Consultative Group, please contact Kate Pinnock on 0797 436 3991 or email kate@inghampinnock.com.
  2. You can keep up to date with progress by signing up to the project e-newsletter (http://inghampinnock.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3e67096e39894b4813913a916&id=9ae3ad2eda)
  3. You can visit the project website (http://brackleyregeneration.wordpress.com/), facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BrackleyTownHallRestoration) or follow the twitter account (@bracktownhall).