Regd. Charity

No. 1135913


News


March 2016


Green Flag Community Award 2016/17:  Our application was submitted at the end of January and we have been notified that we have been accepted for consideration. A visit will be made to the site by an assessor on a ‘mystery shopper’ basis. We will be sent a report. Click here to see our mention on the Green Flag website.


Bats:  We have been monitoring bat activity inside the Tower since the beginning of October 2015 and can report that there is still evidence of brown long-eared and pipistrelles hibernating. We will continue to monitor.


Quiz Night, March 5th:  Another successful evening and we completely sold out of tickets! Hot food was much appreciated so many thanks to all involved. A profit of over £600.00 was made and this will be put towards the BOCT restoration costs. We have another Quiz Night on October 15th so, to save disappointment, do order your tickets early.


January 2016

HLF Project - The Trust received applications from six architects who were interested in the role of Lead Professional. After much consideration a decision was made to ask Graeme Renton of BDP in Birmingham if he would accept the role. The Trust is delighted to announce that Graeme has now been appointed. Local people may already know of Graeme’s work as he was responsible for the latest alterations to St Michael’s Church. Graeme has already visited the site and is now involved in moving the project forward.


December 2015

We received the 1st instalment of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money, £25,4000, which has been invested in an account which attracts interest. We have also transferred £2,000 from our own account into this new account.  Click here for details of the initial application.


August 2015

We are delighted to let you all know that the Tower project has been awarded £366.88 in the Nottingham Post’s Community giveaway. Very many thanks for saving all the coupons.


We are pleased to announce that the Tower grounds have once again been awarded a Green Flag Community Award.


July 2015

We are absolutely delighted to learn that we have received Heritage Lottery Funding of £50,800 to develop our project to restore and enhance the Old Church Tower and its grounds. Click here for further details.


July 2014

The Tower grounds have once again been awarded a

Green Flag Community Award.


The Macmillan tea party raised £261.10. Thank you to

everyone who came.


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £475.04 from the Cash For Your Community Scheme, sponsored by the Nottingham Post and the Nottingham Building Society. We collected over 1680 coupons and were in the top 15 of the 142 applicants. A big thank you to everyone who collected coupons on our behalf.


July 2013

The Tower grounds have been awarded a

Green Flag Community Award for 2012-13.

This is the second consecutive year that we

have received the award.



2012

Work is now complete on stained glass panels for the east window above the Tower door. We are hopeful that they will be installed during the Spring of 2013 as the bats are now hibernating.


May 2012

The Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust can now confirm that, as from May 2012, they are the owners and custodians of the Tower and grounds after the transfer of ownership from the Church of St. Michael’s and all Angels and the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese.


October 2012

The Trust was granted THE ENGLISH HERITAGE ANGEL AWARD for the work achieved by Bramcote old Church Tower Trust. These awards are co-funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and English Heritage.


November 2012

On the 8th November 2012, The Friends of  the Tower were

presented on site with the Harry Johnson Award, Commendation,

by the Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust, for the

Best Building Preservation in a Village Setting for 2012.


December 2011

The Star Safari took place during the first weekend of December 2011. The 'audience' followed the cast around the village as they performed the Christmas story at 4 different venues: St Michael's, White Lion, King George's Park and, finally, the Tower site. This was a huge undertaking by Pat Ashworth and the production team to celebrate 150 years of the building of St Michael's but it was enormous fun and even the drizzly weather on the Sunday didn't dampen the spirits of either the cast or the audience. The Trustees and Friends management committee were proud to be part of this inspirational event.




For enquiries please contact the chairman by email.

Green Flag Community Award