Grant will bring landmark back into community use

The old fire station in Brackley
The old fire station in Brackley

A 128-year-old landmark is set to get a £75,000 grant bringing it back into community use.

The Old Fire Station in Brackley will be renovated with the help of a South Northamptonshire Council approved grant.

Funding came from the New Homes Bonus which supports communities affected by growth and development.

Brackley Town Council revealed that it could become a public meeting space and cafe to ‘bridge the space’ between two retail areas creating community focus.

Town mayor Elaine Wiltshire, said: “The town council is pleased that the grant application was successful as it moves the project forward and, by using the New Homes Bonus Grant Scheme, it means that the whole community can benefit from the funds available as a result of the expansion of the town.”

Councillor Ian McCord, said: “Brackley has taken a large number of new housing with more planned. While there is always pain associated with new development, this begins to show some community pay back.”