Eastgate House: picture: Simon Kelsey

If you’ve resolved to volunteer in 2012, or to get involved more in the local community, there’s a chance to do just that at Eastgate House next week.

The historic building was awarded a development grant of up to £80,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund in February 2011, as part of a £1million grant application to restore the building and transform it into an exhibition gallery and community space where all kinds of events can be held.

Heritage Lottery Fund has been working closely with the council during the first phase of development work, which includes creating a friends group in support of the project.

The first Friends of Eastgate House meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17 January at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Anyone interested in getting involved can go along, find out what the project is all about, and help to shape the way the building is used in the future.

There will also be a chance to look around the house and see the beautiful sixteenth century interiors that are so often closed to the public.

Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book in advance.
For further information contact eastgate.house@medway.gov.uk, call Tracy Stringfellow on 01634 338110 or follow Eastgate House on Facebook for the latest updates.