Concerns remain over future of Cressing Temple despite U-turn on opening hours cut

Concerns remain over future of Cressing Temple despite U-turn on opening hours cut

Concerns remain over future of Cressing Temple despite U-turn on opening hours cut

First published in News

Supporters of a historic attraction remain concerned about its future, despite a council’s insistence it remains committed to the site.

Essex County Council (ECC) has performed a U-turn over plans to slash opening hours at Cressing Temple, but its visitor centre and tearoom will only ever open for site hire events by prior arrangement.

Essex Society for Archaeology and History member Elphin Watkin claimed he already knew of two groups which had cancelled trips to the site because of an alleged lack of clarity about the facilities available and he fears many others will follow suit.

ECC said a number of big events were already planned for the year.

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4:26pm Tue 4 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

The place seems really popular when they have events on, but personally I object to paying an entrance fee to the food fayre. You feel a bit peeved if it costs a few quid just to look around - you don't pay to get into the Food Hall or Garden Centre at Marks Tey (for example) and they have excellent stuff to look at and buy.
The place seems really popular when they have events on, but personally I object to paying an entrance fee to the food fayre. You feel a bit peeved if it costs a few quid just to look around - you don't pay to get into the Food Hall or Garden Centre at Marks Tey (for example) and they have excellent stuff to look at and buy. The Stinker Returns
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3:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Bert Hardy says...

Since government cutbacks mean important heritage sites suffer financial cutbacks also it seems important to get such places open as often as possible with much more publicity concerning their purpose.
All museums suffer this way and require support from the townspeople. These places represent your history and this must not be forgotten, it is what made this area, and you, what it is today.
Since government cutbacks mean important heritage sites suffer financial cutbacks also it seems important to get such places open as often as possible with much more publicity concerning their purpose. All museums suffer this way and require support from the townspeople. These places represent your history and this must not be forgotten, it is what made this area, and you, what it is today. Bert Hardy
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8:17am Fri 7 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

Bert Hardy I couldnot have put it better. What is wrong with you British people that you allow all your history to be eroded and destroyed?!
Bert Hardy I couldnot have put it better. What is wrong with you British people that you allow all your history to be eroded and destroyed?! Bhudeeka
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