The latest Friends of Lowewood Museum newsletter is now online, featuring historical information of the area, a Christmas story and even a challenging quiz.
An application has been made to the Charity Commission for the creation of a new charitable incorporated organisation to take over the delivery of museum and heritage services for the borough of Broxbourne. The intention is for the new trust to be operating by 1st April 2021 but with activities and events to take place in the museum before then, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. The new trust will receive an annual subsidy from Broxbourne Borough Council and will pay a peppercorn rent to the Council use Lowewood House.
Heritage Broxbourne is a new Heritage Lottery Funded project in Broxbourne being delivered by the CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts in partnership with Broxbourne Council and Hertford Regional College. Over the next year it will be exploring and recording the history and impact of the Voluntary Sector across the Borough.
How can you get involved?
This is your opportunity to help shape the project. Your help is needed to brainstorm and gather ideas to guide the project. To facilitate this there are the following workshops that will be delivered via Zoom:
Thursday, 12th November 2 – 3.30pm
Friday, 13th November 2 – 3.30pm
If you would like to attend one of these workshops please email Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved with the project please let Penny know and she can arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your ideas and see how you would like to be involved in the project going forward.
Further information on the project was shared at the CVS AGM in October 2020 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_xsFCL6C9A&feature=youtu.be
Broxbourne Council is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid for funding from the Government’s ‘Culture Recovery Fund’ for the Spotlight Theatre and Lowewood Museum
The grants process was administered by the Arts Council and has been designed to protect the nation’s cultural sector from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Lowewood Museum has received a grant of £50,195 which will be used to fund the setting up of a trust to take over the running of the museum, a part-time curator to manage the collection, temporary exhibitions, and making the museum COVID-19 secure.
A grant of £133,089 has been awarded to the Spotlight which will be used to prepare it for reopening in 2021 and making the venue COVID-19 secure.
Councillor Siobhan Monaghan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Services said ” This is fantastic news! Our submission to the Culture Recovery Fund and the resulting award demonstrates our commitment to the arts in Broxbourne. I am looking forward to welcoming members of the public back to the Spotlight and Lowewood Museum.”
A working group has been meeting since July 2020 and working with the Friends of Lowewood Museum to create a new Museum Trust as a charitable incorporated organisation which will deliver museum and heritage services from April 2021.