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Future looking bright for museum project

Local news.

Local news.

Things are picking up in the preparations to convert a former council public toilet block into a museum for Sleaford.

In a report to the Town Council’s latest Finance and Strategy Committee, Coun Gary Titmus, who has been working with the Sleaford Museum Trust on the project, said things were all looking positive for the site of the former Monument Gardens public loos on the corner of Boston Road and Southgate.

The toilets had be closed some years ago but there are plans to turn it into a museum with a single public toilet at one end.

Coun Titmus said: “A great deal of work has been done and the museum project group has met again. Our planning application is in and we are expecting to hear back within the next two weeks.

“We are in the process of putting out tenders for phases one and two of the work.”

This would involve the Town Council decommissioning and removing all the old fixtures and fittings and leaving the building in a good state of repair for the conversion project to move in.

Further announcements on funding may be made at the Town Council’s Christmas public meeting on December 18 at The Source in Southgate.

Coun Titmus added: “If all goes well we should have the single public toilet annexe opened in March next year and work on the museum part would be completed by August next year and opened in December of that year.”

 

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