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Bradford on Avon Church seeks your opinions
9:00am Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church wants residents of the town to help shape its future by responding to a survey.
The church’s 200-strong membership decided earlier this year that the interior of the building was in need of a renovation and have created a questionnaire to move it forward.
There are two documents, one for members of the church and potential users of the building and another for visitors to the area, which can be picked up from the church or its website.
The working group looking after the church building is just one of eight similar groups focused on bringing improvements to Holy Trinity in a regeneration campaign lead by Reverend Joanna Abecassis.
Ian Stanes, chairman of the church building working group, said: “This is part of a wider vision for the church, being spearheaded by Joanna, but we are a small group which has been put in charge of the building.
“We would like to speak to people from Bradford on Avon and expect to get a wide range of views which we’ll consider and then make a strategic plan.”
Mr Stanes, 73, of Bath Road, said ideally aspects of the church’s interior would be improved as part of the project to accommodate existing user groups and welcome new ones.
He said: “This is a very exciting time as we’ve already had some great ideas come back to us. “However, we want to ensure everybody has a chance to have their say, so we are running the questionnaire all summer.
“Obviously, we can’t put an official time scale on the project as it depends on what ideas come back. “From my experience reorganising the interior of a church takes a little bit of time because of legal and financial constraints.”
All questionnaires need to be returned to Holy Trinity by the end of September for consideration by the working group and then a phased plan will be put in place for the project with the church seeking permission from the relevant authorities, if necessary.
For more information and to see Holy Trinity’s questionnaire, visit www.brad-avon-ht.org.uk.
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