Consultation on building’s future

The owners of the Boys’ Brigade Hall in Manchester Street, Morpeth, want to hear the views of young people in and around the town.

Monday, 3rd August 2020, 6:34 pm
The entrance to the Boys’ Brigade Hall in Morpeth.

The Parish of Morpeth is carrying out a feasibility study in to the future of the building.

It now needs to spend significant money on the hall to bring it up to current safety and accessibility standards, so the parish is undertaking an online consultation process to review options for the future use of the hall.

The parish is particularly anxious to receive as many responses as possible from young people under 25.

The deeds of ownership stipulate that the building is to be used for young people, so their opinions are critical for defining the future of the hall.

Robert Bing, chairman of the committee managing the feasibility study, said: “We have a fantastic resource here in the heart of Morpeth, which we believe can make a real difference to the lives of our young people.

"I would encourage them to fill in the short questionnaire to help shape our thinking.”

Questions include asking for suggestions in relation to the activities that respondents would like to see available in a building used by young people.

The feasibility study has received funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and from Northumberland County Council, as well as the Parish of Morpeth.

The consultation questionnaire is available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BBHALL

The closing date for it is Monday, August 10.