Please help us to save the Public Rooms!
In April 2013 Bodmin Town council closed The Public Rooms and despite public objections and our negotiations with them they have now put the building up for sale on the open market for £133,500
|The Public Rooms soon after it was built in 1892||Save The Public Rooms Campaign launch 2016|
The Public Rooms were built by the people of Bodmin for the people of Bodmin - 125 years later and our building is at risk.
Using public subsidy grants, and with the generous support of local individuals, we will create a £2 million multi-functional venue of regional importance. At the same time it will serve the local community.
As a sympathetically refurbished space, the iconic Public Rooms will be a state-of-the-art centre for entertainment, learning and sharing with a 300 retractable seat auditorium, accessible cafe and bar and smaller spaces for community groups.
The Public Rooms can move into the 21st Century as a project of vision, which is inclusive, accessible and sustainable. It will play a major role in improving the wellbeing of the people of Bodmin, support local business and encourage growth and future prosperity of the town. This historic building, which sits at the heart of Bodmin, will once again become its beating heart.
To find out more about the campaign and how you can help create a first class facility for Cornwall visit our website.
|This is what The Public Rooms look like today|
|It could be so different|
A brief history of the Building
This iconic building designed by architect Octavius Ralling sits in the heart of Bodmin. It is a Grade II listed building built by local trade’s people in 1891 for the people of Bodmin.
The Public Rooms comprise a large main hall capable of seating 300 people, a small hall upstairs, The Drill Hall downstairs, cloakroom, dressing room and other ancillary rooms and were at the centre of community and social life for over a century. Sometime after World War II The Public Rooms were sold to Bodmin Borough Council on the express understanding that the building should be preserved for the benefit of the people of Bodmin.
Since 1974 the building has become an asset of Bodmin Town Council who can no longer afford to maintain it and it has been closed since 2013
Spot the difference?
|Launceston Town Hall||Wadebridge Town Hall|
|Liskeard Town Hall||The Public Rooms Bodmin|
We need your help!
So please get involved and help us make history in Bodmin. Save this wonderful building for the local community and securing the future of the Public Rooms.
If you pledge to this campaign we will acknowledge your donation with a thank you and post your name on our social media page. Corporate sponsors and organisations, you will be added to our website as sponsors with your logo and a brief message.
So please help us make this amazing project happen!
“This building can once again become a vibrant centre of activity for local community activities, offering a superb venue for entertainment, festivals and fayres and promoting the art” Peter Old, chairman Bodmin Public Room Trust.
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Terms and Conditions
Should the project not go ahead, any funds raised through CrowdFunder will be divided between the following not for profit causes Rotary Club of Bodmin, Bodmin Lions Club and Bodmin Musical Theatre
Thank You From All The Team At Bodmin Public Rooms Trust
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Or you can get in touch with the team at:
Telephone: 01208 832272
Email: [email protected]
Post: The Public Rooms, c/o Mid-Cornwall Brokers, Truro Rd, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5HF
Bodmin Public Rooms Trust is a charity formed to save the Public Rooms for the community of Bodmin and the surrounding area. Registered in England in Wales charity no: 1158038
Together we can do this