So what about the rest?
Other historic buildings in Burngreave
are also in need of use and renovation if they are to avoid
falling into the same state as the Vestry Hall (see Investing
in the Vestry), including the Cemetery Chapel, the Abbeyfield
Park buildings and Pye Bank School.
In the early days of New Deal a ‘Community
Facilities Audit’ was carried out to find out what buildings
were already used and what else was needed. The Audit was
never published and New Deal has no concrete plans to spend
money developing other sites.
John Clark told the Messenger, “The
Vestry Hall needs to be a focal point for learning, engaging
people with first rung taster courses. Then if other buildings
specialise, say in the arts, the Vestry Hall can feed people
into the activities in those buildings. We need to get the
Vestry Hall and Sorby House done first and develop other plans
If you have ideas about what should
be in the Vestry Hall contact Joice Richards or Jon Cowley
at New Deal on 292 2906.