You can help with Finchingfield Guildhall restoration

PUBLISHED: 10:56 05 February 2010 | UPDATED: 07:32 30 May 2010

A QUESTIONNAIRE has been made available and will be used to shape the restoration plans of the historic Finchingfield Guildhall. The survey – released by the Finchingfield Almshouse Trust, which is guiding the restoration project – will also be used to in

A QUESTIONNAIRE has been made available and will be used to shape the restoration plans of the historic Finchingfield Guildhall.

The survey - released by the Finchingfield Almshouse Trust, which is guiding the restoration project - will also be used to inform the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Round 2 application, which could provide funding

Project member for participation, Jeremy Toynbee, said: "At this planning stage, it is vitally important for us to listen the views of local residents and potential visitors, responses from outside the parish are warmly welcomed."

The Almshouse Trust launched the £1.6m project - entitled 'Finchingfield Guildhall - A Building Story' - in November to guide a much-needed programme of repairs, refurbishment and restoration.

The medieval timber-framed, Grade I-listed building has played a central role in village life for over 550 years. It will be sympathetically transformed to provide a multi-purpose venue with facilities for a museum and library and the arts, all for use by the community and visitors.

Trustee Jackie Bargman said: "By completing the project we will ensure that this wonderful building will be secured and at the heart of the community for many years to come."

The questionnaire can be completed online at www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk. Those completing the survey before February 16 will be entered in draw to win £25 of High Street Vouchers.

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