Come along to a public meeting hosted by Sneinton Neighbourhood Forum to find out what's going on with the Old School Hall: Meet outside the Hall at 6:30pm on Monday 12th September. All welcome.
Over the last month, rumours have been circulating on social media and through word of mouth, that the historic Old School Hall on Windmill Lane is to be demolished early in September. Quite a few upset residents have asked us what we know about this, so we decided to dig a bit deeper to provide you with an accurate account of what is happening with the Hall.
The building has fallen into a poor physical state of repair, and so It is not safe to let it continue to be open to the public. A decision has been made by the City Council to
close the building from mid-September, with a medium-term plan to demolish the building in 2017. However, our local councillors are keen to allow time for local community groups to come forward with any ideas for the building that have a realistic chance of being funded.
The short term priority has been to ensure that groups currently meeting in the Hall have somewhere else to meet, in Dales Ward, in one of our other community venues. Also some immediate remedial work will need to be done on the building, but no further bookings will be allowed.
The Forum is holding a public meeting on September 12th at 6:30pm, meeting outside the Old School Hall on Windmill Lane and then carrying on the meeting at 7pm in St Stephen's Church. Councillor David Mellen and representatives of the Renewal Trust and the City Council heritage team have agreed to speak and answer questions from the public and interested groups.
To find out more about this meeting please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org