Chance to join Bourne Town Hall trust and create ‘exciting new future’

Bourne Town Hall.
Bourne Town Hall.
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People behind plans to turn Bourne Town Hall into an events centre for the community are inviting the public to get on board.

Members of the Bourne Town Hall Steering Group are looking for volunteers to help take on the running of the grade II-listed building which is to be passed into the hand of a new charitable trust for it to become an events centre.

A cinema, bar and market space are just three of the ideas as to how the town hall, built in 1821, could be used.

The steering group’s plans were made public at two open days held in September and October to update people on the town hall’s planned future use.

Coun David Brailsford, chairman of the Bourne Town Hall Management Committee, said: “This is a great time to get involved with this project and we really want the community to be a key part of the exciting new future of Bourne Town Hall.”

Lincolnshire County Council is working closely with the Charity Commission for approval to allow the transfer to a new charitable trust to take place, with possibility if community cinema and live shows to follow.

This is a great time to get involved with this project and we really want the community to be a key part of the exciting new future of Bourne Town Hall for it to be of benefit to local people

Coun David Brailsford, chairman of the Bourne Town Hall Management Committee

If the go-ahead is given by the Charity Commission, a new group of trustees will need to be in place to take over the building which closed in 2013.

Charles Houseago, from the Bourne Town Hall Steering Group, said: “If you are enthusiastic about being part of this exciting community project and feel you could contribute as a trustee, even if you don’t have the specific experience we are looking for, then the steering group would love to hear from you.”

For more information and an application form, email bournetownhall@gmail.com or visit Bourne Town Council’s offices inside the Corn Exchange.