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Civic Society to consider support for Unty Hall Project

Posted on 4 March 2012 by

Press Release - Wakefield Civic Society's committee are to consider making an investment in the project to refurbish Unity Hall.

Wakefield Civic Society has welcomed plans to refurbish Unity Hall, one of Wakefield’s landmark buildings.

Society president Kevin Trickett said “Unity Hall has been neglected for far too long and has become an eyesore. It is an important building on one of the main gateways into Wakefield and one of the first thing people see as they come out of Westgate Station. We are delighted to see someone putting forward an imaginative idea that will transform this landmark building”.

Members of the Society’s committee have been discussing the possibility of making an investment in the scheme as a sign of support for the project although will not make a final decision on this until the end of March.

Kevin Trickett said “One of the Society’s charitable aims is to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest. As the project to restore the building is a being run as a co-operative venture and will keep the building in public use as an entertainment venue and meeting place, we are particularly keen to see it succeed. With this in mind, we have invited Chris Hill from the project to give a talk to our members next week to explain the detail behind the proposal”.

The talk will take place in the lecture theatre at Bishopgarth, the West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre on Westfield Road, at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 8th March and is open to all. Anyone interested in attending the meeting can email the Society for more details on