Pontefract Town hall is a superb and vital building in Ponteftact's historic core.
Listed grade II, deriving from two generations of civic and public meeting places, on the site of Moot Hall built in 1656 and it's medieval predecessor destroyed in the Civil War. It has played a prominent role in the civic and cultural Pontefract for generations.
The town hall has recently undergone a programme of improvements. Further works are planned to strengthen its role in the heart of the local community and at the centre of the regeneration of Pontefract.
The aim is that Pontefract Town Hall should be used by the maximum number of people and the widest possible audience, so that they are able to view and appreciate its historical importance.
Investment continues seeing the recent construction of a ramp and the installation of automatic doors to aid access for disabled users.
A Town Hall Management Committee takes into account the following for further consideration:
- The potential range of uses which would be suitable to take place at the town hall
- Relevant activities for this venue which would help to achieve the objectives for Pontefract as a whole
- Physical works required to amend or adapt the Town Hall to enable it to meet the needs of its potential users
- Identification of areas of the building which are suitable to be opened up to the public so they can share and appreciate its historical importance.
- Ways to attract people to visit and attend events in the town hall
- The financial implications of the refurbishment of this important building
Last updated: 6 August 2013