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Council's £50,000 towards joint fossil museum and village hall
12:00pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
PURBECK District Council has agreed to provide £50,000 towards construction of a joint fossil museum and village hall at Kimmeridge.
The Kimmeridge Trust requested the funding towards the project, which could eventually cost around £5m, which will replace the old village hall.
It is hoped the facility will also become a permanent home for a large collection of Jurassic fossils.
District Council economy and infrastructure spokesman Cllr Peter Webb said: “This is a unique opportunity for Kimmeridge and Purbeck as a whole.
“The new village hall and community facility will provide local residents with a superb new central hub and the museum will create a new focus for visitors to Kimmeridge, enhancing their experience and improving the local community.”
Kimmeridge Trust project director John Woodward said he was delighted and very grateful to the council for its support of the proposals.
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