Reading Abbey Funding Bid


A fresh bid to help conserve Reading’s historic Abbey Quarter, is being planned, as the Council prepares to bid again for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money next month.

Reading Borough Council is in the process of pulling together proposals for the conservation and promotion of the town’s Abbey heritage – a unique site of both local and national importance, and a key destination for residents and visitors of Reading.

An online survey has been published today (Jan 3) which residents and visitors are being encouraged to complete over the coming weeks. The survey can be found at and asks people how significant they think the Abbey is in heritage terms, whether they support the Council’s HLF bid to conserve the Abbey Ruins and Abbey Gate, and if they have any suggestions that would help the Council’s bid for funding.

People have until January 31st to submit their completed survey forms. Copies will also be sent to residents and groups who have expressed an interest in the Abbey Quarter in the past.

January 5, 2014 |

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