SAVE NICHOLSON HALL – Let Gosport Council Know YOUR View!

Gosport Borough Council has launched a consultation on the future of the Bury Road Conservation Area, which includes the iconic Nicholson Hall.

Nicholson Hall, long-time home to a number of important community groups, is under threat as the hall and the land around it are to be sold off by the owners.

Currently, Nicholson Hall houses the Basics Food Bank, a service that, sadly, has become essential to residents unable to afford the rising cost of living in an environment of Tory austerity and brutal government cuts. The 7th Gosport Scout Group is also at risk, having used the site for decades to provide a fantastically positive contribution to the lives of Gosport’s young people.

With a campaign led by Councillor June Cully, Gosport Labour Party wants to see Nicholson Hall saved, and any future development in the area to retain COMMUNITY use. It is simply not good enough that our local heritage continues to be chipped away at and sold off, a continuous loss to our identity and to our community.

At a time of horrendous public service cuts and squeezed living standards, now more than ever we need to come together as a local community and demand Gosport’s facilities, heritage and identity are preserved.

YOU CAN HELP by visiting the Gosport Borough Council website via the link below, then responding to their consultation, which runs from 9th July to 6th August. Make your voice heard, make the council listen.

https://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/your-council/press-releases/views-needed-on-protecting-historic-buildings/