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Fresh bid to help conserve Reading's Abbey Quarter

PEOPLE are being asked back a fresh bid to help conserve Reading’s historic Abbey Quarter, as the Council prepares to bid again for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money next month.

Reading Borough Council is in the process of pulling together proposals for the conservation and promotion of the town’s Abbey heritage – a unique site of both local and national importance, and a key destination for residents and visitors of Reading.

An online survey has been published today (Jan 3) which residents and visitors are being encouraged to complete over the coming weeks. The survey can be found at [

abbeyquarter]( have until January 31st to submit their completed survey forms.

The Abbey Quarter is a historic jewel in Reading’s crown and the Council has a long standing ambition, not only to conserve it for future generations to enjoy, but to promote it for residents and visitors to the town. There was obviously disappointment that previous attempts to gain funding haven’t been successful, but we are determined to put forward a bid in February which takes on board all of the feedback received from previous bids.”

– Paul Gittings, Lead Member for Culture, RBC