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Plans to renovate castle unveiled
Clitheroe Castle - picture courtesy of Lancashire County Council
Clitheroe Castle has dominated the town's skyline for 800 years
A 3.2m plan to redevelop Clitheroe Castle and museum is being unveiled at a public meeting in the town.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved a 2m bid towards the revamp of the buildings in December.

The renovation plans include building a glass atrium between the castle museum and the North West Sound Archive with a cafe and interactive displays.

Council officers involved in the plan will be answering questions at the Council Chamber in Church Street.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has pledged 250,000 towards the castle project, while a further 150,000 has been pledged by the SITA Trust, an organisation which provides funds for community improvement projects.

The council said a group called Clitheroe the Future is poised to put 250,000 in the pot on behalf of the North West Development Agency. A fundraising drive in the private sector has also attracted further pledges.

The meeting will take place at 1830 BST.


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