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“Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all the hard work that you’ve put into this project – you’re doing an excellent job.  Best wishes.” Andrew & Christina

“Hello Spotted Dog Trust.  I am an architect who works with listed buildings and would be very happy to help you in any way I can as a local resident.” Chris

“Clapton FC are having a revival at the moment, with crowds of 150+ and growing.  This will ensure custom for the pub should it awake from the ashes.” Clapton Ultras

“Other projects which may be useful to link / connect with:       – Apex – I think have developed some shared use buildings in Stratford;    – Memorial Community Church, Plaistow – currently involved in a major development.” Hilary

“I ride past it on my bike and would love to see it put back in order and perhaps with an historic garden and herboreum run by volunteers + selling plants and herbs etc.  ie Elisabethan parterre garden” Lisa E.

“More power to your elbows!” Michael

“Herboreum – 15th century garden regen based on volunteers + local comm groups. Open days = revenue?  Herbs / plants sales.  Elizabethan ‘parterre’ garden w medicinal herbs = education.” Ruth

“Could grants be obtained from English Heritage or National Trust?” Yvonne

” How does the idea of a study centre and perhaps hostel seem to you? The immediate area has lots of schools and a wonderful park, and is not very far from a bus / tube or overland connection so it seems sensible to me. Steady cash-flow from educational use contracts might be a useful bedrock, if that use were feasible and desirable. Of course, the overall facility could then be used as a community centre and bar as well.” Henry

“local paper involvement” Anon.

“Community Land Trust?  Community Asset Register?   Multiple commercial use;  multiple meeting rooms;  similar to Durning in some ways.”  Anon.

“Thinking about the use of the building:  using the model which Apex have used – creating small business units, in this case with a pub.  Apex have renovated some buildings and enabled artists’ studio space.” Anon.
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