A brief update on our progress!
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: email@example.com or give Terri a call on 07902 421756. Thank you!