Positive start for working group looking at King’s Lynn’s Guildhall of St George

PUBLISHED: 19:07 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 February 2018

The Guildhall of St George in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

The Guildhall of St George in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop


A working panel set up to draw up future plans for the use of a medieval guildhall has made a positive start.

West Norfolk council set up the group last month to look at possible future uses for King’s Lynn’s Guildhall of St George. Tonight councillor Avril Wright, who chairs it, told the council’s regeneration and community panel she and colleague Andy Tyler had made a fact finding visit to Snape Maltings in Suffolk.

She added she had also had a number of meetings with users of the building.

“The ideas which have come forward so far have been really stimulating and I think we’re getting to the heart of this wonderful pile of old stones,” she said.

The 15th Century Guildhall of St George housed the King’s Lynn Arts Centre until it closed in early 2016. The building is owned by the National Trust, which leases it to the council.Later that year, the council submitted a bid for £2.7m in lottery funding to regenerate the site but it was turned down.

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