Haverhill Town Council heard of Cllr Tony Brown’s plans and were asked to support them at Tuesday’s (September 3) meeting at the arts centre.
Cllr Tony Brown wants to transform the old Corn Exchange, in Withersfield Road, into a community centre which could feature a museum, café, gallery and more based on people’s suggestions.
On Tuesday (September 3), he won the support of Haverhill Town Council in backing his scheme, which would likely take three to five years to come to fruition.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of doing so, but also to put pressure on the St Edmundsbury Council conservation officer to bring the building back into public use.
However, the town council did not pledge any financial support towards the initiative.
Town clerk Will Austin said the council had looked at purchasing the building several years ago, when it would have cost £320,000 and the refurbishment £500,000.
Cllr Maureen Byrne suggested they pressurise the conservation officer and Cllr Clive Turner proposed they support the project.
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