Droitwich Heritage Centre and Salt Museum funding application makes good progress - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich Heritage Centre and Salt Museum funding application makes good progress

Droitwich Editorial 28th Feb, 2024   0

PLANS to transform Droitwich’s Heritage and Information Centre and Salt Museum (HICSM) have successfully progressed to the latter stages of a grant funding bid.

The proposals submitted to Wychavon District Council’s latest round of Community Legacy Funding will now be subject to a consultation ahead of the submission of a full application.

Droitwich Spa Town Council clerk, Mark Keld, shared the good news during a community and amenities meeting on Monday, February 26.

The council is planning to launch it’s six week consultation on the proposals from the end of March, to coincide with the Easter school holidays.

Community members and residents will also be invited to attend a presentation of the proposals at St RIchard’s House, Victoria Square, Droitwich during the consultation.

A target date for the end of the consultation will be May 20, while the deadline for submitting the application falls on May 30. The consultation will be accessible online via the council’s website.

The plans, which were outlined by the Heritage Centre’s managers – Rebecca and Catherine – involved various building improvements to the centre and museum including a new exhibition space and several decorative improvements including new 1930/1940s themed interior spaces.

The Heritage Centre and Museum hopes to bid for £150,000. £120,000 of which will be spent on the new permanent exhibition space with the other funds being used for building improvements and other plans.

Council clerk, Mark Keld, said a decision on the application should be made by Wychavon District Council shortly after the full proposal submission in May.

District and town councillor, Coun George Duffy, was a big supporter of the plans when they were unveiled at a previous town council meeting last November.

Coun Duffy said: “I was really impressed by the Heritage Centre’s presentation.

“The plans are a great way to continue Droitwich’s legacy with young people in the town.

“I was impressed with the interactivity of a lot of the plans.

“I’d be very happy to propose we put our full support behind that.”


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