Fundraising appeal launched to revamp Hitchin cabbie hut

Cabbie Hut in Hitchin Market Square

Cabbie Hut in Hitchin Market Square - Credit: Archant

A fundraising appeal has been launched to help fund the revamp of a cabbie hut in a town centre.

The cabbie hut in Hitchin Market Place is in need of refurbishment and has had very little work done to it since it was excepted by the Hitchin Area Committee more than 12 years ago.

Hitchin town centre manager, Keith Hoskins, said: “The cabbie hut is a tad shabby, it has had a coat of pain over the years, but work needs to be done to the floor, windows and roof. The total cost of the works will be around £3,500 so we are asking people help us with fundraising.

“ It has always been apart of the town, but with the council’s financial constraints we are hoping people will be happy to hold fundraisers like a cake sale or tombola to raise the money. We will also put an application in to the Hitchin Area Committee to help towards the funding, which we hope will be considered.”

The Tilehouse Rotary club has already come forward and pledged a donation for the works to be carried out.

The cabbie hut was originally located at Hitchin railway station until 1976 and was connected with the long established Hitchin Taxi firm Boxall. It was given to the town by John and Patsy Myatt and restored and relocated to the Market Place in a project coordinated by Hitchin Historical Society 1998.

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