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DOVER SOCIETY EXTRA MEETING
Monday 16 May 7pm at the Town Hall
THE REFURBISHMENT AND FUTURE USES OF THE TOWN HALL
The Dover Society started lobbying the District Council as the owner of the Town Hall about its deteriorating condition in 2010. Since then we have been promoting the history of the 800 year old building by offering guided tours every Wednesday and at other times for prebooked groups. Tour fees and donations have raised some £10,000 for our Town Hall Fund. The purpose of this fund is to enable The Society to make a contribution to the substantial cost of any refurbishment project.
Over the same period The Society, Dover District Council and Dover Town Council have been considering how to refurbish the building, how to expand its use and how to meet the substantial cost. Consultants were appointed 18 months ago to make recommendations and they have now submitted their report.
On 16 May the consultants will present their findings to the Society as a major stakeholder and explain the next steps. Members will be able to comment, make suggestions and ask questions.
The presentation will begin at 7.30 but from 7pm there will be an opportunity to see parts of the building not normally used by the public eg the former Mayor’s Parlour and the Council Chamber.
This extra meeting has been arranged specially for members to be consulted at an early stage in the life of the Town Hall project so please come and find out more about this exciting development. Yet another sign that Dover is on the road to recovery.
Remember to come to the Town Hall not St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
DOVER – THE ANCIENT TOWN HALL:
“A subscription is opened at Dover to finish the ancient town-hall. The estimated cost is about £16,000. The grand picture of the Duke of Wellington is affixed in the hall; and leave was obtained of the council at their quarterly meeting on Tuesday to place it by a portrait of Her Majesty, should her royal sanction to a sitting for the purpose be obtained.”
(Kentish Gazette 12 February 1839 p.3 col.2)
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