Bridge Cottage, Uckfield.

Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, awaits decision on lottery funding

A decision is due to be made next month on whether historic Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, will receive a restoration grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Uckfield and District Preservation Society members have submitted an application which sets out details about planned building work and how the building will operate for two years supported by the grant.

A post on the Bridge Cottage Facebook page says: “The refurbishment and following activity will help build a vibrant and sustainable future for Bridge Cottage.

“If the grant is approved we will be holding events to show people how they can help as volunteers, including working with school groups, supporting public events or helping with local history queries but there is no need to wait – if you would like to be involved in any way please get in touch.”

The post says the application involved ‘an enormous amount of work’ by the preservation society committe and by contractors funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A quantity surveyor reviewed all the building costs and another company produced a comprehensive plan for the future maintenance of the building.

For an activity plan, Natalie Katona, who has a background in historical education, developed a scheme of activities for the period while the building work is being carried out and helped improve the overall plan.

Cathy Watson Associates carried out a survey of local views ‘which resulted in new interest and useful links as well as supporting the application’.

Follow the links below to previous stories on about plans for the future of Bridge Cottage:

Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, work now put at £1.3m

Chance to take part in Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, survey

Bridge Cottage restoration will be ‘truly amazing’

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