Hitchin Town Hall multi-million pound project go-ahead

LAST night (Monday) marked “history in the making” as, after seven years of planning, councillors agreed to proceed with a multi-million pound community project.

At a special council meeting, a raft of recommendations were agreed in relation to Hitchin Town Hall. The facility will be revamped for community use, with a district museum added.

After agreeing to enter into legal agreements and loaning Hitchin Town Hall Ltd money, it means work can start to appoint a building contractor.

Councillors and residents praised the scheme, and a celebration party was held afterwards in the council offices.

The estimated completion date now is November 2014.

For more on this story, including reaction from and after the meeting, see Thursday’s Comet.