Chain Bridge plans on show

Cross-border consultation events were held on Saturday for people to find out more about the bid to conserve the historic Union Chain Bridge.

Friday, 15th February 2019, 11:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 15:50 pm
Horncliffe resident Margaret Charlton, Rowan Brown from Museums Northumberland, Patrick Smith and Greg Simpson both from Northumberland County Council and project co-ordinator Jane Miller at the consultation ahead of Stage 2 lottery bid for the work on the Union Chain Bridge. Picture by Jane Coltman

Members of the project team and Friends of the Union Chain Bridge were at Hutton Village Hall and Horncliffe Memorial Hall.

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Information was provided on the plans for the project’s main conservation and engineering work, as well as for exhibitions, site interpretation and educational and community events.

Engagement with the public is vital to the success of the project, with a second round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid currently being finalised. The ambitious project is in a one-year development phase after receiving a £360,000 development grant from HLF. It meant the £7.3million project could be progressed further, ahead of the second round bid submission in March.

Pictured: Horncliffe resident Margaret Charlton, Rowan Brown from Museums Northumberland, Patrick Smith and Greg Simpson of Northumberland County Council and project co-ordinator Jane Miller.