Stone Town Council are pleased to be able to announce that it has now moved to the next stage of development with the exciting new Stone Heritage Centre.
The Centre has been a planned part of the new Crown Wharf development for some time, to showcase the town and its history and to provide a vital learning resource. The old fire station building, which will be the home of the Centre, has now almost reached the stage that it can be handed over to the Council. Following consideration and approval by the Council’s General Purposes Committee on Tuesday evening, a lease will now be signed between Joules Brewery and Stone Town Council for use of the building, which should allow the keys to be handed over before the end of March.
Over the next few months, the Council will be inviting a number of interested and experienced groups and individuals within the town to join it to help finalise the design of the Centre. It is important that the Centre is appealing to visitors, and maintains that appeal over time, so we are making sure that we involve the right people now as we look to develop the future vision for this valuable resource.
Stone Town Council’s General Purposes Committee Chairman, Councillor Rob Kenney, said: “I’m pleased to be able support this exciting new development, which will enable us to showcase our town and its rich history to residents and visitors alike. As part of the Crown Wharf development alongside a new Joules pub/restaurant and a new community theatre it will be ideally placed as an important new attraction within the town.”
5th February 2021
Stone Town Council