The good news is that the Stow Community Trust has 62.5% of the funding needed to renovate the building in place and is awaiting the outcome of applications for the remainder. The Trust is confident that the full funding package will be in place by mid-February 2019. Our success in securing funding reflects the confidence of partners in the Stow Station House Project.
A successful members meeting was held on Monday 12 October (see below). The meeting focused on the need to strengthen and improve communication with people in the village to ensure that everyone is kept updated on our plans as we now move into the next stage of development. We need to share our ambitions for the project more widely and update on the benefits that it will deliver for Stow. There was much discussion on the wider social and economic benefits that we can generate by bringing the Station House back into use. The Trust is committed to working with local groups to consider how we can use the opening of the Station House to support the work that is already happening to expand the rich and diverse range of activities that is available in Stow. We are particularly focused on opportunities for walking and cycling in Stow as well as our rich heritage and the availability of accommodation locally. Bringing more visitors to Stow and encouraging them to stay and take part in activities locally will bring benefit to the whole community.
The next public meeting will be held on Monday 25 February at 7:30 pm in Stow Town Hall.