Cash boost for hall bid - The Evesham Observer

Cash boost for hall bid

Evesham Editorial 4th Aug, 2018   0

AMBITIOUS plans for a new community hall for the town have moved a step closer after the project was awarded £190,000 in New Homes Bonus cash by Wychavon District Council.

Pershore Town Council was awarded the money for the proposed new hall off Defford Road at a meeting of Wychavon District Council’s executive board last Wednesday (July 25).

If approved by district planning chiefs, the new hall will seat up to 150 people and provide a vital local lifeline for town groups and clubs.

The proposals were backed by residents in a consultation last year but have been heavily criticised by a former Mayor of Pershore, Coun Charles Tucker.

He claimed the project had no legitimacy despite a majority of town councillors supporting the scheme and has called for council chiefs to revisit plans for a second floor for the town hall on the High Street.

However, current Mayor Coun Chris Parsons has called for all councillors to come together and support the ambitions proposals.

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