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Author:  pepperpot [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2015...

Royal GPM
this has appeared saying its going to close after 2015. It is NOT GOING TO CLOSE. Streetlife making false statements without hearing from the governors first.

Author:  les hearn [ Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2015...

yes lets see how it pans out ......
in the meantime guys and gals ...
keep calm and carry on

Author:  pepperpot [ Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2015...

GPS historic visitor attraction has scotched rumours that it is to close.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey has released a statement from chief executive Andrew Coates, denying any plans for its closure.
It read: "The trustees of the WARGM (Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills) who have responsibility for the future of this important site, its unique heritage and its continued public appreciation, wish to make it clear that there are no immediate plans for its closure or for job losses."
However, uncertainty hangs over the site, which dates back hundreds of years.

The statement continued: "The trustees have a duty to ensure the preservation of the important buildings and scheduled sites which make up the Royal Gunpowder Mills. This is a task which has been made possible by the work of dedicated staff and volunteers and much valued local support but is increasingly challenging.
"We can confirm therefore that discussions are taking place with potential partners to look at options to maximise the use of the location and to ensure a viable and sustainable future.
"The prospects are exciting but there is a long way to go and any proposals would be subject to consultation, funding and the requirement to obtain statutory consents."
Rumours emerged earlier this week that talks had been held with a company specialising in summer camps for children.
A former arms factory and research establishment, the Royal Gunpowder Mills was closed by the Ministry of Defence during the 1990s and later became a museum and, most recently, was re-branded "The Secret Island", with educational science activities, historical exhibits and themed events based on the mills' past.

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