Last year, following a consultation launched which attracted more than 1,300 responses, a bid was submitted for £194,000 to develop conservation plans ready for a funding bid for £3.3 million. Unfortunately, the bid was unsuccessful.
However, the Heritage Lottery Fund encouraged the council to re-submit, highlighting work that should be undertaken in the meantime. This includes:
- Carrying out an access audit
- Developing designs of what a new boundary and improved entrances might look like
- Providing evidence of how multi agency working will tackle anti-social behaviour
- Providing more details of an activity programme, interpretation strategy and volunteer roles and skills.
The estimated cost of this work is £25,000 which would be met from the Royal Pavilion and Museums core budgets.