FOXDENTON HALL may get the facelift it deserves as local community group Chadderton Together receive licensing arrangement from Oldham Council in order to commence a refurbishmentprogramme
The licensing arrangement granted to Chadderton Together will allow them to seek funding. A two year arrangement has been set up giving them permission to access other funding streams such as Heritage Lottery or Historic England funding with the hope of seeing Foxdenton Hall and the Pavilion renewed to its former glory and brought back into regular community use.
With the support of ward councillors the group have been allocated a £30 000 grant from Oldham Council to fund the next steps.
Rev John Simmons Chair of Chadderton Together said, “This licensing arrangement is a great springboard for our group to enlist the help of the public. We now need to outline what we hope to do, develop a business plan, demonstrate our vision for the building and recruit other volunteers as well.”
The Grade II listed building has fallen into disrepair having been closed to the public for several years due to safety reasons. Local historians and community groups keen to save this beautiful manor house will be enlisting help of the public through Chadderton Together.
Previously owned by the Radclyffe family Foxdenton Hall was sold to Chadderton Urban District Council ( before Oldham Council) in 1960
The group plan to have a consultation day where they hope to share their vision with local residents and other members of the public. The aim would be to recruit volunteers with other skills and assist with fundraising too.