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The Development Process

For the latest updates on the Church Repair Project please click here.

Our application for the National Heritage Lottery Fund grant was finally sent off on 17 February 2020. It is normal practice for the Lottery to visit the location applying for a grant. However, in these Lockdown times this has not been possible.

Therefore, on Wednesday 27 May a virtual online Zoom meeting took place with the Project Steering Committee of the PCC and two members of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We now have a sign outside the Church and a sign at the top of the road. Permission to build a car park has now been approved and the car park has been built. See the Car Park page.

On Friday 22 February we held our Celebration party for the grant. There was a short presentation explaining exactly what this all means to the parish and village. See more photographs.

On 23 February Jo Johnston, aged 14, went to the Church with his drone and took amazing photographs of the roof and top of the tower. He also made a video which is on YouTube Drone Video.

A few dates regarding our application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund:

Early March 2019 Amanda Le Page (Le Page Architects) was appointed as our architect.
8 February 2019 Christina Dixon and her partner Hilary Bracegirdle were appointed our Activity Plan consultants.
4 November 2018 A press release was sent out to various newspapers, Sarah Woolaston, our local MP, and various other organisations – see the press release below.
3 November 2018  Mark sent out an email updating everyone regarding the current situation.
20 September 2018 We received notification that the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us a “first round pass” with a development grant of up to £39,300.00 (56% of the total eligible development work cost of £70,327.00) towards developing St Sylvester’s Church renovation and community project to Round 2 submission.
23 May 2018 Our application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was sent.

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