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£650 to set up virtual tour of Bridgnorth Town Hall

By Rory Smith | Bridgnorth | Attractions | Published:

More than £600 will be spent to create a virtual tour of Bridgnorth Town Hall.

Bridgnorth Town Hall

The town council approved plans to spend the money to give the public access to the building while it remains closed.

At a town council meeting on Tuesday, it was agreed that £650 be spent to help market the building for weddings and events, and to aid refurbishment plans without the need to visit the site.

The online tour and maps of the building will allow information to be displayed as users navigate their way around the hall.

A similar virtual tour has already been created by Newport Town Council showing the Guildhall.

Councillor Geoffrey Davies, who represents Castle ward, said: "We're trying to market our Town Hall as a venue for people to have weddings and other similar events, so to me this looks like money well spent.

"We need to have a guide of such an iconic building, especially as we're most likely never going to be able to open it all year round.

"Once this goes on the internet people will have access to a town hall that is permanently shut so surely this is a positive move."

Councillor Edward Marshall, who represents Morfe ward, said: "I would prefer not to spend £650 on something that is just a tour of a couple of rooms as I believe the money could be spent on the town hall in better ways."

The motion was carried, with nine members of the council voting in favour of the tour being created, two against and one abstention.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Trainee news reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Ketley office in Telford.

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