East Grinstead Society


Hopefully another step forward in the East Grinstead Society’s Jubilee project to restore the High Street drinking fountain! Last night the Town Council’s Amenities and Tourism Committee agreed to move forward in principle with the Society on the project, including taking ownership from the District Council of the fountain. A final decision awaits a Town Council meeting with the District Council re their offer of initial financial support and clarity on ongoing maintenance costs. The Society has already told the Town Council of examples elsewhere in the region of £1000 -£2000. The Society and its partners in the project are of course funding the whole of the capital costs of the restoration and water reconnection. Is the Town Council contribution too much to ask to maintain such a historic asset and provide it once again for the use intended?