Artefacts in Martlets Hall saved by Burgess Hill history group

Martlets Hall closed on June 30. Picture: Derek Martin
Martlets Hall closed on June 30. Picture: Derek Martin

An application to preserve a mosaic and plaque affixed within the walls of Martlets Hall in Burgess Hill was approved, a spokesman for Mid Sussex District Council said.

Burgess Hill Local History Society wished to take responsibility of the artefacts and requested a grant of £1,892 to reimburse the cost of removing, transporting and storing the mosaic and plaque with the intention of redisplaying the items at a future location yet to be determined.

Its application, which was recommended for approval, was accepted at a cabinet grants meeting last Thursday.

Martlets Hall closed on June 30, to allow for the redevelopment of the down centre by developer New River REIT.

To support the process a sum of £250,000 was agreed by the developer to meet any reasonable costs for affected groups.

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