On 15th October 2020 we received our faculties for both the main works and the proposed interpretation. A major milestone. Now the hard work of applying to many grant giving organisations can begin with a public appeal being launched early in January
A Connection between East Harptree and the Novelist Jane Austen by Jo Brown July 10, 1791 MY DEAR MRS. FIELDING, After having wrote to you so lately you will be no doubt surprized at hearing again so soon, and not less so to find that the Cause is to inform you that we have…
We were granted planning permission for all the external and external facing works on 9th April and on the same date Advertisement consent for the proposed new noticeboard was granted
A sample of the photographs unearthed by the Harptrees History Society
The Harptrees History have recently discovered a series of images of the interior and exterior of the church and of its surroundings and of the wider village. Attached is a particularly good one showing what the east end of the chancel of St Laurence looked like when the original Victorian decoration was all there. And…
The planning application for all the elements of the works that have an external impact-eg to the Tower, the access to the churchyard, the pathway to the north door, the external interpretation, the new noticeboard and the new door to the south porch, was submitted to BANES on Tuesday 17th December, 2019.
The public consultation of the Project Newton plans took place over the weekend of 30th November and 1st December 2019. Over 120 people attended and several pages of flipchart were filled with comments. Thank you to everyone who participated and who attended
Another informal consultation with East Harptree Parish Council took place on 19th November.
There is to be a public consultation on 30th November and 1st December 2019 in St Laurence Church when you can see the detailed plans and talk to those directly involved and give us your comments, feedback and thoughts on what is proposed.
Approval was granted by the School House Trust for a donation of £58,000 in October 2019. The School House Trust manages the rental income from the School House, a property in East Harptree which it owns.