Town council moves into Tithe Barn

Town council moves into Tithe Barn

NAILSEA Town Council will be moving into the newly restored Tithe Barn tomorrow (Thurs).

The project to save the grade II*-listed building from closure and redevelopment began in the late 1990s and has finally been completed after a long campaign of fund-raising by the Tithe Barn Trust and the town council.

The barn, which dates back to the late 15th century, is now a unique venue for community events, activities and celebrations.

Nailsea Town Council clerk, Ian Morrell said: “The Tithe Barn has been one of the most important buildings in Nailsea for 500 years and we are delighted that the restoration has been completed and it has been brought back into use.

“The town council office being located in the barn will greatly help in getting bookings for the wide variety of activities that we envisage taking place there.”

As part of the �500,000 funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Katherine Hann has been appointed as heritage development officer and is promoting the heritage and education activities of the trust. This includes an oral history project which is capturing the memories of people who went to school at the barn.

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The official opening of the barn is on June 18. To hire the facilities call 01275 855277.