£2m bid to restore Fort Amherst in Chatham
Plans for a major
multi-million pound lottery bid to help restore an area of Fort
Amherst have been announced.
Fort Amherst Heritage Trust
and Medway Council are applying for the £2 million grant to bring
back to use areas of the site and the adjoining Middle
Ideas for the zone, which
consists of the Spur Battery, Spur Casements and Prince Williams
Barracks, include the creation of an amphitheatre and a camping
Victoria Melhuish, general
manager at Fort Amherst, said: "It is a huge amount of money we are
going for to develop an area which most people in the Towns don’t
know is there.
"It’s quite a ruined area,
but we are hoping to open it up to the public by creating a camp
area of an amphitheatre."
The £2 million bid would be
the largest single investment to date.
The Trust will be holding a
public consultation event on Sunday, February 17, to seek the views
of the local community on the future use of the area, including
possible activities and functions that could be held
The consultation will be held
in the newly restored Amherst Guard House from 12pm until 2pm.
There will also be an opportunity to view Guard House with a one
hour guided walk starting at 12pm.
Members of the public who are
unable to attend the event but would like to contribute ideas can
email Fort Amherst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book a place for the
consultation event visit www.fortamherst.com, and click on Lottery
Bid consultation event.
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