Glossop’s halls to be restored for public use

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Plans to restore Glossop’s four halls to full community use are gathering momentum thanks to closer working between the county and borough councils.

A strategy for the renovation of Glossop Town Hall, the market hall and the municipal buildings, which are owned by the borough council, and Victoria Hall which is held in trust, is being developed jointly by both authorities.

Cllr Caitlin Bisknell, leader of High Peak Borough Council, described the buildings as “a massive asset to Glossop”, adding: “There is a long way to go but we’re determined to work together, and with the local community, to deliver solutions that suit these heritage buildings and the people that will use them for generations to come.”

Cllr Anne Western, leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “By securing a new future for the buildings we will be helping to secure the future of the town as a whole.”

See www.highpeak.gov.uk/openhalls for more information about the buildings and the objectives of the project.

Consultation on the halls began in June 2012. Further public consultation is planned in the New Year.