A provisional date for the repairs and maintenance to The Almonry has been agreed with contractors for Monday 26thApril 2021. The work should take approximately16 to 20 weeks to complete. During this period Council staff will be based at The Old Court House, North Trade Road, Battle.
A grant of £7000 has been received from Rother District Council’s Community Grant Fund. The Town Council was also offered a Grant from Historic England’s COVID–19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund, however there were strict conditions that required the emergency work to start immediately and be completed as a separate phase to the remaining work. The Town Council and its chosen contractors were unable to meet these conditions as the resulting substantial increase in costs would negate the grant award. For this reason, regrettably the Town Council were unable to accept the grant.
The Town Council is awaiting confirmation of approval from the Public Works Loan Board for a loan facility of £600,000 to cover the cost of these work, although only funds required will be drawn down.
View details of The Almonry project.