Happy Easter from the 31 broad street development group

What’s been happening?

It’s just over a month since we had the visit to Hereford of the Dutch Ministry of Imagination. The public event with the Ministry that took place in the Library and Museum on Broad Street on 2nd March was very well attended and thanks to all of you that took the time to come along and talk with the Ministry about their work and to talk to the broad street group about your hopes and ideas for the transformation of the building.

Since the visit the 31 broad street group have been working with consultants on three pieces of work to progress the project:

  • a feasibility study that is exploring technical, legal and other issues that will need to be taken into account if we are to make the project a reality
  • a consultation with stakeholder organisations to determine how the project fits with other initiatives and organisations in the County
  • a fundraising study that is developing both a fundraising case and a fundraising plan for the project

All of these pieces of work will be completed by the end of May 2017.

What’s next for the project?

In the next phase of the project we will be developing plans to undertake an extensive public engagement exercise that will aim to get as much public support as possible for the project and provide members of the public with opportunities to give us their ideas about what they would like to see in the building. We will also be starting to develop possible designs for the building over the rest of this year.

How can you help?

As someone who is already subscribed to our web site you can help us get a head start on our next pieces of work by encouraging as many people as possible to sign up on the web site, either through the site itself at 31broadstreet.org.uk or on the stand just by the Library entrance in the broad street building where they can add their name and email address to list. It really does matter that as many people as possible sign up to show their support for the project so please encourage everyone you know to do so.

You can also help the way in which the project develops by letting us have your thoughts, via the contacts page on the website, on what you think the building should be like in the future – what types of spaces, services and resources would you like to see in the building? The more information we have about what people would like to see in the building the better the end result will be.

We hope you have a really good Easter.

The 31 broad street development group

Jane Adams, Rob Hattersley, Kate Seekings and Les Watson