Town Hall Restoration Project Update, September 2014

Town Hall Restoration Project Update, September 2014

Town Hall Restoration Project Update, September 2014

'Successful Heritage Open Day event as stage two of the HLF application process gets underway'

Brackley Town Council was delighted to see so many people attend the Heritage Open Day on Sunday 14th September 2014, which saw over 150 people explore the building and in particular the attic space.

We were pleased to see such a range of ages and people exploring the building and showing a keen interest in Brackley's heritage. For those who were not able to attend, the information boards from the event are now available to download from the project website. We will also be holding other events over the next year, which will allow the community to explore the building further and find out more about the project.

The HOD and further events form 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.

Over the course of the day, visitors asked a number of interesting questions about the history of the building that we were unable to answer. The professional team is currently undertaking extensive research and surveys to understand the building better and once this has been completed, we will provide answers to these questions on the project website.

Throughout the day, many people expressed an interest in becoming part of the project and there are a number of ways in which you can do this:

  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
  2. You can attend public consultation events that will be held over the coming months, details of which will be advertised on the Town Council website, the project website and in local press.
  3. You can keep up to date with progress by signing up to the project e-newsletter ( or checking the project website ( regularly.

Posted: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:30 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage, Information