We’re halfway there

Good news – our crowdfunder campaign crossed the magical 50% mark last week. We’ve been bowled over by the generosity of High Towners, and it was great to meet a wide range of people at the High Town Festival and the churches picnic. With half the money still to find, we could really do with…

Architect appointed

We’re delighted to be able to announce that Ana Sutherland RIBA has been appointed to the project. Her enthusiasm for the idea and experience on similar buildings makes her perfect for the role, and we look forward to seeing the proposals take shape. See Francisco Sutherland Architects for more.

Council of reference meets for the first time

Council of reference – that sounds serious, doesn’t it? We weren’t sure what to call it, but basically this is a group of people representing a wide variety of communities and interests in High Town. They are helping to advise on the project, ask difficult questions, and lend their expertise. Many of them live within…

Your Say Your Way funding

In September 2018 we were awarded £1,250 from the High Town Your Say Your Way council funding voted for by local people. We received the second highest vote portion. These funds have been used for the pre-application and the remainder will go towards architect fees for the first phase of the development.

Community Interest Company formed

n May 2018 a Community Interest Company (People’s Park Cafe) was formed by four local residents surrounded by a wider steering committee to take over the pavilion in order to turn it into a vibrant and viable community cafe.