July 7th 2017 - As part of our new Conservation Management Plan, which will be published shortly, we are asking for your help in ensuring we have a robust short list of possible and practical new uses. They are all listed in the attached documents, some are, arguably, highly unlikely but we must ensure they are considered.
Please use the scoring numbers from 1 to 5 against each suggested new use (listed below), if you can't use the spreadsheet, then print it or the "pdf" file out and send it to the parish office in Long Street next to St John's Church Devizes, SN10 1NP.
If you add your name and contact details you will be kept informed of progress.
The new uses being examined are:
Lack of onsite parking & access issues
Impact of necessary changes for this use on interior
Impact of necessary changes in churchyard for this use
Impact on churchyard biodiversity
Setting of the church
Can it be financed by Poorlands Charity (who currently maintain the church)
Likely hood of commercial funding
Likely hood of charitable funding
Likely hood of on-going financial viability
Likely hood of Parish of St John with St Mary support for implementation with human resources.
Likely hood of community support for implementing change of use
Benefit to the life of the town
Importance for local tourism
Prospect of community support/ success of new use
Employment opportunities - paid jobs
Employment opportunities – voluntary sector -including disabled