A brief update on our progress!

by | Jun 3, 2022

Tangible progress is starting to be made on renovation of the Old Police Station – both in terms of building works and fundraising.  One relies upon the other, so both are equally important.  In the last few weeks, we have:

  • Stripped out the Old Police Station and removed the stone wall at the rear with the support of around 30 volunteers.
  • Appointed a Building Regulations Inspector to oversee the entire build
  • Commenced the first stage of building works eg installation of steels and removal of the chimney
  • Appointed an archaeological firm to produce a Written Scheme of Investigation for the proposed new extensions.
  • Received a National Lottery grant of £10,000 towards the costs of creating a new accessible front to rear pedestrian access, which will also commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
  • Approached the Historical Society to help design the artwork/timeline for the passageway walls, which will both create an interesting new feature in Cricklade and a lasting legacy of the Jubilee.
  • Held an online resident/visitor survey (working with Cricklade Town Council) to seek views on our High Street and suggestions on how it can be improved.
  • Received media coverage – please click on link to hear Terri’s interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire:  BBC Radio Wiltshire – Ben Prater – Clips   and here for the Swindon Advertiser article: Plan to turn Cricklade Police Station into flats receives lottery funding | Swindon Advertiser

Our fundraising efforts are also continuing.  We still need to raise another £100k or so to complete the renovation.  You can help by becoming a member of CDF today.   So, If you like what we are doing and want to play your part in this huge community endeavour,  please contact us at: or give Terri a call on 07902 421756.  Thank you!