Survey on the future of the Armstrong Hall
It has been full steam ahead for the Armstrong Hall Action Alliance (AHAA) in recent months, with its aim of restoring the Armstrong Hall complex to compliant use. With a wealth of support and expertise offered from the local community, AHAA is a busy and active group and continues to be optimistic about the possibility of resurrecting this vital arts and community venue to Thornbury.
Earlier in the summer, AHAA set out a plan for what it sees as the potential long-term future of the Armstrong Hall Complex. The first step of this plan is to assess if the group’s aims are viable in the ‘real world’. As such, the AHAA is undertaking a viability study to test the appetite of the local community for such a venue in Thornbury, as well as to scrutinise the financial and operational needs and implications of the project. AHAA is delighted that the Armstrong Hall Trust have agreed to support this viability study, which is expected to be complete by the end of October this year.
With work underway to assess the practicalities of reopening the Armstrong Hall Complex, AHAA is now seeking feedback from residents of Thornbury and the surrounding area for their thoughts on restoring the venue to use. Will it be popular and well-supported? Will people volunteer to help, or be willing to contribute via donations or subscriptions for services if the project were to go ahead? Do the community still feel there is a need for the Armstrong Hall?
You can have your say on the reopening of the Armstrong Hall Complex via AHAA’s questionnaire which can be completed below, and is open until 30 September 2021. Alternatively, paper copies are available: please phone 01454 413850.
To get involved or keep up to date with the progress of AHAA, please email below or search Armstrong Hall Action Alliance on Facebook. The group is still keen to receive your memories of the Armstrong Hall and what it means to you, so please get in touch if you have something to share.