Although the challenges to The Old Church are not new – the threat of demolition has been touted for many years – the latest announcements by the Diocese seem more concerted and likely to be followed through. This has resulted in the creation of a core group of action, with this website a part of that activity. What comes next then?
At this stage, informational dissemination is important and increasing public awareness – again a part this website will play. In the coming weeks and months, there will be public meetings, discussion with various “powers that be”, and hopefully a direction being taken towards favourable resolution.
What can you, the reader, do in the meantime? “Engage” is probably the word. Be prepared to return to this site to view the updates on the situation; consider writing, e-mailing or calling various groups once identified as suitable for lobbying; and most importantly, keep the activity levels going.
We look forward to hearing from you in due course as well. The intent is to provide a feedback location and to be able to engage with residents and members of the public. This is a work in progress, so please check back to see the latest changes and activities which have taken place! We appreciate your interest and concern.