Great Dunmow Maltings has received £5,000 to install a wheelchair ramp as part of the National Grid's community grant programme.

The maltings dates back to the 16th century, and is opposite the Mill Lane site where the National Grid recently finished carrying out remediation work.

The site is used as a meeeting centre and events space, and houses a museum dedicated to the history of the area.

Mark Jones, from the Great Dunmow Maltings, said: "The Maltings is a vital part of our local community, not only by honouring the history of Great Dunmow, but also by serving as a vibrant local attraction.

"Ensuring listed buildings are accessible can present unique challenges, which is why we are so grateful for National Grid’s support in this matter.


"From everyone at Great Dunmow Maltings, we would like to say a massive thank you to National Grid."

While work on the Mill Lane site was ongoing, National Grid provided an interactive science workshop for the local scout pack.

Tom Keighley, land regeneration advisor at National Grid, said: "We are delighted to fund the installation of new accessibility measures, as we believe it is crucial that such a valuable community resource can be shared by all."