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Closed 08/03/2023

raised of £3,000 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £534 to conduct surveys to help save Water Lane Hall, Bishop's Stortford

    Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th March 2023

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    Water Lane Hall is at risk of demolition to provide parking spaces for Waitrose on its Old River Lane site. These will be in return for parking spaces given up elsewhere on its site, so more homes can be built on the Old River Lane Development

    The hall was recently registered as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), meaning its: A building whose main use or purpose is furthering the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community, and could do so into the future.

    Its ACV status gives community groups six-months to prepare a bid to acquire and keep it for arts and community use. Currently the Friends of Water Lane Hall - Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation, Bishop's Stortford Arts Forum, the Old River Lane Cross Party Working Group and others, are raising funds for the surveys we think are needed to determine whether it's appropriate to fundraise for a bid.

    £1,500 has already been raised for a full building survey and summary report. It's estimated a further £3,000 could be needed for a full report of the survey, plus a structural survey and/or a specialist valuation survey.

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      • Fran Galloway

        Fran Galloway

        Feb 27, 2023

        Let’s save this important asset for the town


      • Simon B.

        Simon B.

        Feb 25, 2023

        To me it is inconceivable that such a historic build, and local landmark, could be demolished to accommodate construction of flats and re-allocation of commercial parking!


      • Very Angry BS Resident!

        Very Angry BS Resident!

        Feb 25, 2023

        Horrified at proposed “plan”. BS has been butchered enough already by self serving half wits. This historic market town needs to be sympathetically enhanced without stripping its remaining charm!

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        Feb 25, 2023


      • Lynne


        Feb 22, 2023

        Hope you succeed


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        Jan 21, 2023


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        Jan 18, 2023

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      Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford

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