Longstanton is growing. The Village Institute dates from 1926 and it’s showing its age. Last Saturday a large number of Longstanton residents attended a drop-in session to see proposals for a new Village Institute.
A new building would replace both the existing Village Institute and the Pavilion on the recreation ground and would combine the functions of both. The project would be partially financed by the sale of the existing building and the land it stands on.
Four firms of architects were asked to propose ideas for a new Village Institute (which might well be called something else…) to be built on the site of the existing Pavilion. If you were unable to attend the drop in last weekend, here is your opportunity to see the initial concepts and have your say. It should be made clear that these are initial ideas: they are not costed and there is a lot of thinking and planning to do before any new building work starts.
If you want to see the plans in more detail, they are available by clicking the links below. Please be aware that these are large documents: it is not recommended that you download them on a slow internet connection or using expensive mobile data! You may also find them tricky to handle on a slow device or one with a small screen.
Finally, don’t miss out on the opportunity to tell the parish council what you think. The questionnaire used at the drop-in is available for completion on-line. Once you have had a good look at the gallery and/or the architects’ plans, please visit the survey to make your voice heard.