Public meeting on future of Aylsham Town Hall

Just Regional
Nov 3, 2015 2 mins read

Aylsham Town Council is looking to hear ideas of how to bridge a funding gap for its town hall.

And it is inviting hall users and residents of the town to come along to a public meeting to give their views.

The Grade 2 listed town hall is one of the most prominent buildings in the Market Place but it costs more than £60,000 a year to run, which is only partly off-set by the income received from letting the hall.

Originally built in 1857, the hall has had a variety of uses, ranging from a court to a corn hall. It is now used as a community hall, as well as the office for Aylsham Town Council.

Town clerk Sue Lake said: “Such an old building brings with it its fair share of issues.”

Aylsham Town Council is seeking views of both residents and those who hire the hall as to the way forward to try and bridge a funding gap.

A public meeting will be held in Aylsham Town Hall on Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm. The meeting will consist of a short presentation on the issues faced by the council in running the hall and some suggestions that have already been received. But the bulk of the meeting will be to hear the views of the public.

If you are unable to attend then the information will be placed on the town council website together with a short questionnaire.

www.aylsham-tc.gov.ukAylsham town hall

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