Rochester Cathedral is to receive £3.5m from the Lottery for a mammoth revamp of its facilities. David Johns reports, talking to Mark Beach, Dean of the Cathedral, and Stuart McLeod from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Rochester Cathedral has been awarded more than £3.5million by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will go towards creating and running exhibitions and workshops in the crypt and library.
The cash boost will also mean that people will have access to parts of the Cathedral that they have not seen before. David Johns reports.
Interviewees: Mark Beach the Dean of Rochester, and Stuart McLeod from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Hastings Pier could be restored soon after an £11.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The pier was almost destroyed in a blaze in October 2010. Images of how the new structure would look have been released.
Lottery officials are visiting Hastings Pier today, after it was badly damaged by a major fire in 2010. The fact finding visit will help the Heritage Lottery Fund decide later this month whether to approve an £11m bid from the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust to rebuild the structure.
Peter Chowney, from Hastings Borough Council, said: “We have seen some very welcome investment in Hastings over recent years, and there is a real positive feel about our future. Our seafront is a key part of that – it’s our shop window, it’s what investors see in our town."