A feedback meeting is being held to discuss plans for Tonedale’s historic mill buildings. Wellington Mills Community Interest Company held a consultation session on the site in late October last year. Almost 300 people turned up to participate.
On Monday, January 21 there’s a public meeting where the group will present a breakdown of the many ideas local residents had for the future of the site. A spokesman for the CIC said: “Come along and hear an analysis of what we learned.
“Visitors can contribute again, receive updates and learn about our strategy. They will be able to meet the CIC team, too.”
The group has been working closely with Dr Joanne O’Hara, Wellington’s heritage-at-risk manager, to develop new thinking about the possibilities at Tonedale. People attending the October event saw a series of visualisations prepared by Thread Architects, based at West Buckland.
There will also be another chance to see the series of large-scale display boards prepared by the architects showing a range of possible future uses for the disused factory buildings. Thread principal Claire Fear will be at the meeting.
Thread’s conceptual work was funded by grants to the CIC from the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Somerset Community Fund.
The meeting is being held on January 21 at the Methodist Church Hall in Waterloo Road. It will run from 8pm and is open to all.