Yes, at last the Hall has a new owner, a local group that is keen for the Hall to be of use to the local community. We have met them briefly and will be discussing further what possibilities there might be. They have only just taken possession and are concentrating on immediate repair work before it can be used. We remain optimistic that the Hall will be accessible for community groups.
They have asked us to share the following announcement:
“The building is now owned by a local charity and will be called ‘Hough End Hall Academy’. It will be used for educational purposes. The Academy will be responsible for preserving, protecting, and restoring the building and its rich history. Hough End Hall Academy are making their official website and request the community to use it for future information and suggestions. In the meanwhile, suggestions are welcome and can be given in the Suggestion Box that will be arranged to be placed outside the building. The Academy is preparing the building and will invite the community as soon as the building is in a presentable condition.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.”
We will provide more information here as soon as we have it.