Updates

Glorious New Photograph discovered showing the East End of the Chancel with all the Original Victorian Decoration

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…

Planning Application Submitted

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.

Successful Public Consultation

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

Public consultation Nov-Dec 2019

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.

Local charity donates £58,000

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.

PCC approves plans for church

The PCC of the United Parish at their meeting on 6th November 2019 received presentations from Tomas Griffin of Benjamin and Beauchamp and Ruth Gofton of Heritage and Community and unanimously approved the proposed plans for the church reflected here.

Heritage Fund donates first 10%

The Project Newton Fund has passed the 10% mark with a grant from the Heritage Fund of £83,000. The Heritage Fund distributes National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage. They are a non-departmental public body accountable to Parliament via the Department for Digital, Culture,…