Grant win hopes

ENTHUSIASTS who would like to see new life breathed into a medieval building in Nailsea are hoping to receive good news this month. By the end

ENTHUSIASTS who would like to see new life breathed into a medieval building in Nailsea are hoping to receive good news this month.By the end of March, supporters of a scheme to restore the town's tithe barn are expecting to find out whether they are a step closer to realising their dream.Representatives of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are considering whether to help Nailsea Town Council to pay for the project to go through the planning process, which is expected to cost approximately £43,000.If the money is forthcoming, and the scheme is granted planning permission, supporters will then apply for funding to help pay for the restoration itself.It is anticipated that £980,000 will be needed to transform the historic structure into a building which would be as accessible and useful to the community as possible.Members of Nailsea Town Council have already earmarked up to £150,000 to help fund the project.If planning permission is granted, another application will be made to the HLF in November for £493,000.Bids will also be submitted to other organisations to make up the shortfall in the money required to complete the restoration.If the tithe barn is restored, youngsters with dyslexia and groups with learning disabilities will be among those invited to use its facilities.


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