On Thursday 24th November, Students, Volunteers, Directors and Staff welcomed Councillor Mark Pritchard (Leader of the Council) and Councillor Joan Lowe (Lead Member for Health and Social Care), to publicise the fantastic news that a new and extended lease has been agreed upon, and granted to us.
The Charity will now be able to make use of and sensitively develop a larger area of the old Erlas Hall Estate.
This 30 year lease is particularly important to us, as it was one of the key requirements we needed in order to submit our second stage application to the ‘Create Your Space’ seven year programme, which enables communities to lead on making positive and sustainable transformations to their local natural environment. The Bid was successfully submitted today (7th December), and we will know the outcome in March 2017.
Here you can see the ‘Thursday’ gang with the Council Members.