Westridge Studio - February Update
Now we are moving towards everything being in place to begin our project we will endeavour to put updates on the website each month so everyone in the community knows how things are moving forward. We will also put on any request for help and specific skills required. These will be more around clearing the site, painting and decorating etc. Watch this space!
So where are we? We have had planning permission granted, architect plans drawn up and accepted. The project has been put out to tender and four builders have given there quotes. We are now in dialogue with two of the builders, discussing their costings – paring them back where appropriate.
We are not far from meeting our financial target but some more effort is required to get there. We have secured a LIF grant from Basingstoke and Deane District Council for £80,000. The sub committee in charge of grants are also looking to secure more from other working bodies – this however, takes a considerable amount of work, time and patience.
We are all excited that this project is near to coming to fruition. If you have the inclination to organise an event with friends please do so, your help will be invaluable with this. It is vital to ensure further grants…
Look out for our ‘Safari’ Lunch which is now an established event on our calendar: join us, its great fun.
Next update in March. www.westridge-studio.co.uk
The Westridge Trust providing facilities aimed at improving the conditions of life (including good health and wellbeing) through the Arts (in its many forms).
Find Westridge Studio
Westridge Trust, Andover Road, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9QS
Enter from STAR LANE, off the Andover Road, Highclere. Put STAR LANE, HIGHCLERE into you SatNav not the postal code.